Fiction Sales: Turn A Dud Novel Into A Powerhouse Serial

Marketing can be challenging. You may market conscientiously, but struggle with fiction sales. Some books, for whatever reason, fail to launch. They fizzle. Why, oh why? No one knows. You love the book. Beta readers do too. Sadly, the book makes few sales, but you’re not ready to give up. You try commonsense solutions. Results? No. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, … Read more

Self-Publishing: Here Comes Christmas, Get Ready To Sell Now

Are you a self-publishing author? Here’s a big tip: start preparing for Christmas holiday sales NOW. It’s July; we’re in the second half of the year. Christmas goodies appear in stores early: consider having your fiction and nonfiction selling by October, at the latest. Speaking of October, if you write fiction, consider writing a few horror stories for Halloween. I … Read more

Serial Fiction: 5 Reasons To Write A Serial And Publish Faster

A popular question: is it hard to write serial fiction? In a word… No. In many ways, it’s much easier to write a serial than it is to write a novel. For example: we’ve discussed hitting the dreaded wall in fiction—you’ll be pleased that there’s no wall with serials. Overall, serials tend to cause far less stress and confusion than … Read more