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 …