With only a few days left to Christmas, you may be wondering what last minute gift you might get for your favorite author. Here is a list of gifts that you can give any time of year. Most authors won’t come out and ask for what they really want this holiday season, so use this list as your cheat sheet.Read More
Author: Sherrie Wilkolaski
Karen Schaufeld is the co-founder of All Ages Read Together and founder of 100 Women Strong an organization dedicated to strategic philanthropy. Karen resides with her husband Fred and has three children and 4 (sometimes 6) dogs. The Lollipop Tree is her first book. The Lollipop Tree Book Synopsis The Lollipop Tree is a story of perseverance in the face of adversity. Share in the triumph and travails of a young tree as she navigates the seasons. How did your book come to life? The Lollipop Tree is based upon trees on my farm that often have tragedy strike due...Read More
When my pen hit the paper this morning I was thinking about writing an article about the top 5 tips to drive holiday book sales and then found myself wondering down another path. (That article I will write up next.) I got to thinking about what every author really wants for Christmas…book sales. Then I imagined that authors around the world are suddenly rekindling their holiday spirit with Father Christmas and started daydreaming about the letter they might write to help make their wish come true.Read More
We’re closing in on the end of the year and we should be thinking about how to better promote our books in the New Year. Today I wanted to talk specifically about how to use book awards to help market and promote your book.
First, you’ve got to be in it, to win it…as the saying goes. Enter your book into as many book awards as you can. Look at what local book awards contests are available and submit your book to those programs. Then take it to the next level and submit your book to some national book awards programs.Read More
by Dianna T. Benson Don’t get bogged down by the business side of the publishing industry. Yeah, way easier said than accomplished. I certainly allowed publishing business aspects to drain my creative juices until squeezed-dried. My passion disappeared, and an absent passion showed in my writing, more like lack of writing. For over four years, I couldn’t finish a new book. During that long stretch, my young family of five endured several medical mountains, two being my husband’s head and neck cancer when our children were ages sixteen, thirteen and nine and our daughter’s scoliosis surgery, so the business...Read More