I am creating a school of fiction, my very own online school! It is called the Barany School of Fiction. I could not do this without the awesome support of Fedora, an online platform...
Category: business of writing
Whatever you do with your “About” page, make sure you have one. If someone visits your blog, they’ll want to know who’s behind the writing.
To take the greatest advantage of the technology of the 21st Century a tool some authors are turning to is Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a virtual place where authors, musicians, app developers, inventors and others go to recruit people to support their creative project.
Annmarie Miles joins us again for another month with the Writer’s Fun Zone. In today’s article she discusses her journey as a writer from her blogging days forward, and her decision to self-publish. Enjoy! ***...
Welcome back to guest writer, fantasy author Gail Z. Martin. Today Gail discusses the supposed publishing apocalypse and how to survive it! Enjoy! *** The Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek Event includes book giveaways, free...
Why E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey is Popular and How You, Too, Can Be a Bestselling Author (Pt. 2 of 2)
In my last post, I revealed how I thought the reason E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey became so popular was because of the tie on the cover. Women all around the world were reading what they thought would be a light romance and instead practically fainted from the shock of reading about bondage, dominance, and sadism. Where else have we seen that? I’d say The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Why E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey is Popular and How You, Too, Can Be a Bestselling Author (Pt. 1 of 2)
I’ve heard a lot of erotica writers say, “I don’t get it! Why is 50 Shades of Grey so Popular?” Many of us get our panties in a bunch, jealous that someone else’s first-time work of erotica can be a national bestseller. The truth is, what Erika Leonard, aka E.L. James, did can be a guide for all of us fiction authors, and you, too, can become a bestselling author.
Thousands of brilliant writers have books out there but their readers aren’t buying. In order to become a bestseller, Ezra Barany, author of the bestselling thriller The Torah Codes, says the question worth asking is, “What would Dan Brown do?”
Welcome to our weekly guest column by Ezra Barany, the Book Mentor and author of the bestselling novel The Torah Codes. He offers indie novelists important tips, entirely under our control, to help our books be discovered by readers all over the world. This week he focuses on the three elements of a good book title that will help your book sell.
Welcome to the monthly series on legal issues for authors to empower you, the artist entrepreneur. Today we focus on trademark protection for fictional characters from our monthly guest columnist, Kelley Way, a lawyer specializing in literary law and other aspects of law. She’s also a writer! If you have general questions for Kelley on contracts or other aspects of literary law, be sure to comment below. And you can also email her, too.
Welcome back to the new Friday series on the business side of being a creative entrepreneur. This post is #3 in a series Artist Entrepreneur Success on what it takes to succeed in business as an artist-entrepreneur. Today we cover a topic that I have been resisting almost as long as I’ve been in business: making priorities.