Are you a Goodreads author yet? Don’t think you have time for one more form of social media? Consider this: 65 million members! And, 68 million reviews. Goodreads is the world’s largest community of readers, providing personal book recommendations. Yes, it’s true that Amazon claims an even larger “community” of reviewers within its main website—but […]
Through the turbulent changes in the publishing industry over the past decade, promising new models are emerging including one that we embrace here at Front Edge: hybrid publishing. The hybrid publishing model combines the best of both traditional publishing and self-publishing.
When authors ask me this question, I tend to use the word “regularly”—because it prompts some careful thought. At the heart of it, effective communication through social media should be as thoughtful as your regular contacts with friends.
“Books are dead, aren’t they?” A woman asked me that as she held up her smartphone in the middle of a workshop I was leading. “I’ll bet kids today have given up on books entirely!” Many people assume print books are dead and that young people are leading the charge toward digital reading. But, is it true?
So you’ve published your book. What’s next? These days, most authors realize that they should dive into social media platforms to promote their book. But many authors still ask, Do I really need to do that?