From bookstore launches to trade shows, author events have long been a trusted way to spread the word about your book, but navigating these in-person appearances can sometimes be confusing or overwhelming. Read on for several tips on how to ace your author event.
What is considered an author event?
You will likely hear…
This summer holds out the promise of release from covid’s most onerous restrictions — and visions of road trips dance in our heads. The prospect of piling into the car and heading off for parts yonder is liberating. But then reality hits, in the shape of boredom or, if children are involved, something a little…
Have you ever thought about writing a review of one of your favourite cookbooks or one written by your favourite chef? Would your review be objective?
My passion for collecting cookbooks led me to writing cookbook reviews. I just love browsing through a cookbook, placing sticky notes on the pages of the recipes I want…
When we talk about healthy habits, we might as well add reading books to the list: Here are eight smart reasons to read a real book.
It increases intelligence.
As Dr. Seuss once wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Diving into…
Challenge 1: Not knowing where to start
Do you start writing a book from the beginning? The middle or end? Do you plan scene settings or character conversations and actions first? These are common questions many first-time novelists have about the writing process.
The truth is that there’s no single best way to start writing a book.…
Problem solving discussions on news broadcasts, in newspaper op-eds, on social media, and in political speeches have a consistent thread: “We can fix it by changing (one thing).”
Most problems are not particularly simple. Societal and economic problems are incredibly complex, even in a small community. Winning a game of chess against Bobby Fischer or IBM’s…
No one will read your book.
This isn’t an insult. It’s a statistical fact.
For an example that’s depressing on many levels, take Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s Killing Patton, which according to Nielsen was the only adult book (in English) to sell more than one million copies last year. When viewed globally, selling 1.19 million copies of…