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

Side Hustle Writing: Quick Insights For Freelancing Fiction

Many new writers want to turn their writing into a profitable side hustle. Freelancers create content, blog, produce social media calendars, and much more. What about fiction? For hundreds of thousands of authors, writing fiction pays. For some, it pays exceedingly well; this means that they need help. A former student, who’s now a professional blogger, asked me: “as a … Read more

Writing Ideas: Develop A Profitable Ebook Income, Starting Today

Looking for writing ideas to help increase your income? Consider developing nonfiction ebooks. Not only can you write and sell them, you can write them for others as a ghostwriter. Recently, a new freelance writer was dismissive when I mentioned ebooks. He said there was no point in writing them, because: “Everything’s on the web, so no one’s paying for … Read more

Content Marketing: The Best Reason To Use It, Starting Today

Today, most businesses use content marketing for promotion. However, few businesses use it to its fullest potential. (BTW, I include my business in the “few”—I could do a lot better.) Let’s look at a couple of statistics. From Hubspot’s excellent post on digital marketing statistics: “82% of marketers actively use content marketing.” Sadly, on the same page: 56% of marketers … Read more

Professional Writing Tip: Embrace Failure, It Builds Your Success

Here’s my writing tip of the week: keep writing until you succeed. Failure is only feedback—and failure is the only way you’ll succeed. You can’t avoid failure, so embrace it. I’m offering this insight to you because I’ve had a week of writers telling me that whatever they’re doing (self-publishing, content marketing, blogging etc) “isn’t working.” One self-publishing author said: … Read more