13 Lessons From an Epic Book Tour

13 Lessons From an Epic Book Tour

By Brian A. Klems Months before my book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, came out, I teamed with several publicists to build a twelve-month, 100-event tour. Yes – 100! We targeted the coastal regions of North America, including Canada and Alaska. We booked...
How to Host a Successful Book Signing

How to Host a Successful Book Signing

Organizing book signings, readings and public appearances is a vital element of an author’s marketing campaign as well as an influencer on the author’s level of success. Your position when planning an event is to sell to the public that you are the author, this is the...
Top 10 Qualities of a Good Editor

Top 10 Qualities of a Good Editor

Freelancers love to grouse about bad editors. But good editors are a treasure. Good editors share a lot of the same qualities. They: 1. Understand business etiquette. They call or email about your story pitches or edits in a timely fashion. 2. Are organized. They keep...
8 Male Authors to Read Before You Die

8 Male Authors to Read Before You Die

It is a little demoralizing that, in 2017, this sort of post still needs to be written; nevertheless, male authors continue to be underrepresented in book clubs, on bestseller lists, and as a meaningful part of school curricula. If a survey of the impressive stack of...

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