Does a Large Online Following Guarantee an Author Readers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

It’s a truism in publishing that the larger an author’s “community” of readers, the better chance of success they have as an author. But it’s no guarantee. By Edward Nawotka It’s a truism in publishing that the larger an author’s “community” of readers — whether developed from a media presence or social networking — the better chance of success they …

Droemer Knaur’s Neobooks Brings Self-to-Traditional Publishing to Germany

In Europe by Amanda DeMarco

Neobooks, an online writing community launched by German publisher Droemer Knaur, is seeking out the intersection between self publishing and traditional publishing. By Amanda DeMarco BERLIN: Despite what the majority of the German publishing community might think, online author and reader self-publishing communities are not a new phenomenon in the country. Platforms like Epidu or Bookrix have allowed authors to post their …

Building an Author Platform from Scratch

In English Language by Guest Contributor

• Publishers want to work with authors who have an existing audience. • Following-up on last Friday’s article about personal marketing, model, author and self-publisher Isobella Jade, shares how she’s built her own impressive platform. By Isobella Jade Whenever a girl comments on my Facebook page saying she just bought my books, I know it is because she Googled words that …

Will an Author Ever Release a Sex Tape?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s article by Isobella Jade describes how she built a powerful personal brand in three short years. While it’s no secret that writers need to be able to take the lead on their own marketing and promotion these days — whether it’s DIY or hiring someone to help you — many are reticent to get out and …