October 20, 2019

Author promotion with free design tools

Hubspot.com lists 13 freeĀ  visual design tools. One of my favorites is number 11, Vecteezy.com, which features free vector art. After viewing, you might think its designs are right out of 2000. And, they are. But look at that wallpaper again. Or, those location pointers. Their commercial rights statement seems fair and easy to follow. […]

Sell Books through Twitter?

GalleyCat has a story about David Wolman, contributing editor to Wired, testing out Chirpify.com software that permits users to conduct purchases (or make donations) without leaving their Twitter.com or Instagram.com stream. The video on Chirpify says, “No more ‘add to cart.’ No more ‘check-out.’” And, “no more credit card forms.” The video gives the impression […]

Author Testimonials – How Important Are They?

My Literary Coach doesn’t solicit or post testimonials or endorsements on our website. This practice we list as one of the five practices that distinguish us from similar sounding services. Should we rethink this policy? Sue Duris might keep things as is. In a recent Marketing Profs posting, she opens with this story: I recently […]

Author Platform — Keys for Using Twitter

Want to expand your author platform? Zeke Camusio has written on how Twitter can growany business. I have adapted his 12 ways for any business into 6 for book authors. Background As an author, you need to develop your brand. One key element is having a website with your name as it appears on your […]