February is for lovers — of books! It's not easy being in a relationship with literature as this is the month titles fight for your love, so find out which upcoming books you should show some attention. Be sure you've checked out the latest must reads for the month and some of our other Indie Books!
IN THIS ISSUE:
Books of the Month
9 Writer Residencies, Grants and Funding
101 Ways to Blog as a Book Author
Why Your Book Is not Selling
RAM RAMAKRISHNAN is a widely traveled and self-driven leader with a desire to make a positive difference to mankind. After a glorious 40 year career in India, Ram and his wife, Savitri, married for 61 years, now live in New Jersey – loving, learning, sharing and caring for those around them. He is the author of Live in Love and Leave in Peace.
Earlier this month we wrote already about it: Winter and early spring are good times to apply for Writer Grants, which includes fellowships, workshops, residencies, travel expenses, sometimes even meals or small allowances … and not only in North America, but worldwide. Here are nine additional tips and addresses where you can apply.
We all know that blogging is one of the best ways to get attention in the Internet world today. A blog is a godsend to your website, bringing it traffic, fans, and more. But you have to post regularly to your blog: twice a week or more.
Stuck for what to blog about? Here are some tips for novelists and children's book writers as well as writers of nonfiction: memoirs, business books, spiritual titles, cookbooks, self-help, travel, and more.
Chances are at some time in your life you have made a resolution for the New Year — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. Here are 10 tips to help you get started.
It is a question I get asked a lot: “Why is my book not selling?” This question is not reserved for the author who is clueless about marketing. I have been asked this by savvy authors, even business people who can’t seem to figure out the system for selling.
Sometimes the reasons why a book is not selling are easy: the cover is poor, the content is not edited or the topic is unappealing. But in most cases that I have seen, you need to dig deeper. So, overlooking the obvious, let us go a step further because the mysteries of selling might be a lot easier to fix than you think.