A lot of authors struggle with selling their books because they are more in love with, and better at, the writing part of being an author, than the marketing and selling part of being an author. However, if you want to be a successful author, you have to master the […]
As an author, there will come a time when you will be asked to perform a live book reading before an audience. It doesn’t matter whether your work is a novel, a collection of poems, or an anthology of short stories or essays. Your fans want to hear your words almost as much as they want to read them. Here are some tips to give them what they want and leave them wanting more.
Is your audience ignoring you? Let’s fix that! Mark MacDonald shares his advice on how to be known for something so that you’ll stand out and achieve the success you seek.
You’re excited. You’ve just heard back from your town’s leading bookstore and they’ve booked you for an author event and book signing in two months. They’ve asked you to do a “little talk” before you sign books. You said, “Sure! Of course!” And now you are staring at the email […]
One of the best ways to market yourself and your book is by speaking. If you are an author, stay tuned because today’s episode is all about how to tap into your personal “why to speak” as an author.
Many – not all, but many authors are afraid of speaking before groups. Some believe this is because they are introverted. Others believe it is because they spend most of their time sitting in a room alone typing away at their keyboard. Regardless of the reason, if you are such an author, you are not alone. And the good news is, you can go from author to speaker and expand your speaking comfort zone so that you can better promote your books to a larger audience.
Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast: Season 4, Episode 6 Length: 9 minutes, 12 seconds If you want to be a successful speaker, you need to learn how to tap into your personal power. In today’s episode, I talk about personal power – what it is and how you can tap […]