Category Archives: Building a Platform

Holiday Book Promotion

The holidays are coming, and it’s a great time to sell books. Here’s some ideas on how. Five Holiday Marketing Trends that Authors Can Use for Book Promotion Catherine Kane 11/4/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, … Continue reading

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No Chains on Me- Think Local

So, you’ve identified who your readers are and thought about the kinds of places where  they might hang out. Now that you’ve got that information, think about what local stores, shops and facilities might be a good match for that. … Continue reading

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No Chains on Me – the Matrix

Last time, we talked about how self published authors have a hard time getting displayed in the major chain book stores (No Chains on Me) It’s worth noting, however, that the same chains that probably won’t display your books on … Continue reading

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No Chains on Me…

One of the disadvantages of being a self published author is that many of the major chains won’t give shelf space to self published books. They may special order copies of your books when customers request them. They make you … Continue reading

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6 Social Media Tips

Check out these 6 tips for writers 6 Social Media Tips For Writers Catherine Kane 8/11/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The … Continue reading

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Authors and Blogging- Getting Started (Inspiration)

Useful info on how writers can get started blogging effectively by Jane Friedman How To Start Blogging: A Definitive Guide For Authors Catherine Kane 6/28/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and … Continue reading

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References from Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman really knows her stuff when it comes to writing, editing and publishing. Here’s her list of the reference books she likes the best on this. Best Books for Writers Catherine Kane 6/16/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, … Continue reading

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My Card…. (Writing Quick Tip)

Are you a writer who is looking for an agent? is looking for a publisher? is looking for a gig writing for pay? has a book published and want to get the word out about it? have a book underway … Continue reading

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Going Up? (Writing Quick Tip)

Having problems writing the back copy for your next novel? Difficulties telling people about that new book? Struggling with sharing your book in ads and on social media? Well, what  you need is an elevator pitch. Picture yourself riding an … Continue reading

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Building Your Platform

You’ve written the book.

You’ve published it, whether self-published or through a traditional publisher.

Whew! That’s done…

….or is it?…. Continue reading

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