Industry folks from all sides will argue as to whether or not a summer sales slump occurs, particularly in the eBook space. We at AOAD don't have specific numbers to prove this, but anecdotal evidence, personal experience, and the fact that many publishers take chunks of time off during the summer when sales are lower … Continue reading Survive the Summer Sales Slump
One of our editors is a retired English teacher, and quite possibly the most thorough editor I've ever come across in terms of grammar. This editor has a list of common grammar mistakes missed consistently during editing (whether by writers OR by previous editors). Some of these grammar rules may be a preference of a … Continue reading Common Editing Misses
There are tons of tools out there, some free and some for a fee, which can be useful for authors in all the various areas in which they have to operate--primarily in writing and marketing. Each month, Authors On A Dime features a different resource in the section below. But we thought we'd highlight some … Continue reading Resources for Authors
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is the annual challenge many writers take up. The goal is to write a full 50k word (or more) book in one month. There are many classes, blog posts, and tips out there for getting through this challenge. If you ever get a chance to take Candace Havens "Book … Continue reading Unglue Your NaNoWriMo Project
Social media, for most authors, is the primary means of advertising, marketing, and connecting with readers. A majority of authors start wit the basic needs--a banner image on Facebook and/or a website and use of their book covers. But there are so many more options for what you can do with images in social media. … Continue reading Social Media Images Help Find Readers
Using a note taking tool, like OneNote, to keep track of your social media and marketing ideas will help you stay on top of day to day social media needs (and save you tons of angst!).
Writing your first query letter? Here's a template to get you started!
Researching before you query will ensure you query properly and query the right editors and/or agents for you.
Ready to self-publish your first eBook, but don't know how to get it onto Amazon Kindle. Check out these simple steps!
We've collected a general set of DOs & DON'Ts for a street team to help you get started!