National Novel Writing Month Begins Today! Are You Participating?

NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, begins today (11/1/18) and lasts the entire month of November. Last year, 402,142 people participated in this annual writing ritual, which challenges creative scribes to finish the first draft of a 50,000-word novel in one month. NaNoWriMo is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary in 2018. Many well-known authors launched […]

Find Out Which Book Genres Truly Sell (And Which Don’t)

Alex Newton is founder and CEO of K-lytics, a leading provider of market data and research for authors and publishers. Thanks for joining us on the blog today, Alex… Great to be here. To start, I have a few questions for all of you… Do you write because you love writing? Or do you write […]

Pinterest: The Secret Book Selling Machine

Pinterest has grown into a strong channel for driving free traffic to online book listings and author websites. It’s why expert book marketers like John Kremer and Daniel Hall use Pinterest to consistently generate traffic for free.  One of the main reasons Pinterest is so powerful is the fact that it can help you drive highly targeted […]

Lazy Days of Summer? No Way!

Summer is the best, isn’t it? Life slows down, schedules fade away, the kids are out of school. It’s a great time to relax by the pool, take a vacation and read a good book. We get it. We all need time to rejuvenate. That’s important. At the expense of sounding like taskmasters, we’re going to discourage […]

The Power of Collaboration

Yesterday, we enjoyed exploring Aerio during Bublish’s “Lunch & Learn” Webinar with Aerio’s Business Development Manager Caitlin Churchill. One of the key benefits of this direct-to-consumer book selling platform from Ingram is that it allows authors to sell other authors’ books out of the Ingram catalog. Both the author who sold the book and the author […]

Aerio: A New Platform for Authors to Sell Directly to Readers

Our “Lunch & Learn” Webinar guest on June 27, was Caitlin Churchill, who leads business development at Aerio, Ingram Content Group’s premier marketing and sales platform for publishers, authors and sellers. Caitlin gave us a great demo of the site and answered a ton of questions from attendees. If you missed the webinar and would […]

Connect the Dots for Readers and See What Happens

Google processes more than 40,000 searches every second. Facebook sees 8 billion video views a day. Daily social media usage averages 135 minutes. In today’s mobile world, we humans are more active online than ever, and we visit dozens of different websites and platforms when we’re there. As an author and self publisher, you need […]

You Are the Media! Now Shake It Up!

You are the media. Maybe you’ve never thought of yourself in that way, but if you have a blog, a Twitter account, a Facebook page, and Instagram account, etc., you are the media. As such, you’re either contributing to the collective noise (which exhausts and annoys us all) OR offering interesting content of value to […]

Book Product Pages That Convert

Raise your hand, if you’ve never purchased a product online. That’s what I thought—no hands—so let’s talk about online shopping. For today, set your inner shopper free. Think about the last time you bought something online—a new outfit, pair of shoes, music, a movie, a vacation, a bottle of wine, gardening supplies, furniture…or a book. Chances are […]

The Tantalizing Teaser

Here’s a little quiz for you. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult. Tell us which of the two tweets below would compel you to click the link in the tweet? Tweet #1: Enjoy this #bookbubble bitly/123456 via @BublishMe #fiction (no image) OR Tweet #2: In five short minutes it would all be over for Sam…unless… bitly/123456 via @BublishMe #suspense (with image) Did […]