Your Author Platform: Building the Plane While Flying It

The following was first published as a guest post by Karen Dodd on Indies Unlimited From the perspective of a newly published indie author (the glow hasn’t quite worn off…

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DEADLY SWITCH is featured today on the Fussy Librarian!

DEADLY SWITCH is featured today on the Fussy Librarian!

Bewildered by the number of e-books out there? Choose from 40 genres, select content preferences such as the amount of sex and violence, and www.TheFussyLibrarian.com emails you daily deals. I’m…

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Your Author Platform: What’s Your Ripple Effect?

Having recently finished a fabulous lunch at one of our favorite American eateries, PF Chang’s, our delightful server brought us the obligatory fortune cookies. When I cracked mine open it…

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Illuminate Your Blog Posts: Get Read More Often

By Karen Dodd           June 10, 2013  This wasn’t the topic I planned to write about this week but as is so often the case, serendipity chose the subject of today’s…

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Email Lists Rock, But Not At All Costs

By Karen Dodd           May 27, 2013   As a fiction writer, you might wonder why the heck you’d need to have an email list—particularly if you currently have nothing to…

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Author Platform: How to Find Your Ideal Readers

by Karen Dodd           May 6, 2013  On my Facebook author’s page, I recently posed two questions to my followers: What is your number one question or challenge with regard to…

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Know Thy Audience

By Karen Dodd           April 22, 2013   After attending a recent (and otherwise excellent) writer’s festival, I confess that I want to rant about this subject. But as that would…

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Niche Over Numbers

If you are a newly or soon-to-be published fiction author, chances are you are feeling overwhelmed by the what, why and how of building your author’s platform. Let’s start with…

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Finding Your Voice

by Karen Dodd          March 28, 2013 The writer’s voice is the individual writing style of an author. Even if you’re not a professional writer – if you blog, write advice…

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Creating Your Writer’s Platform: The Chicken or the Egg?

Will having a huge following on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks make it easier to get your book published? Sadly, the answer is no. If only it was…

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