Things I Wish I Knew: Book Baristas Tips for Social Media

If you don’t know about Book Baristas you’re probably not on Instagram. Book Baristas, at the time of writing, has approximately 80,000 Instagram followers and is certainly one of the most followed and respected “bookstagramers” around. If you’re on Instagram be sure to follow her! If you’re on the fence about the power of Instagram for booksContinue reading “Things I Wish I Knew: Book Baristas Tips for Social Media”

How To: 7 Steps to a Great Writer Blog

I love it when writers link to their blogs when they’re querying me. I know not all agents agree, but if I’m interested in a query or a project I’ll definitely be looking you up. So what do agents look for when we’re going through writers’ blogs (which are different than author websites)? Here’s aContinue reading “How To: 7 Steps to a Great Writer Blog”

Q: What Do Agents Like to See When They Google Writers?

Yes, if we’re interested in your work we’ll Google you. And yes, there are things we like to see: Some sort of Website. You need a landing page. (WordPress and About.me help you do this for free. You don’t have to break the bank.) A certain level of Social Media proficiency. (It doesn’t have toContinue reading “Q: What Do Agents Like to See When They Google Writers?”

Author websites and blogs: what are the must have’s?

So you’ve started an author blog or website. What should it look like? What material should you have on it? I’ve outlined some must have’s for author websites. 7 Things Your Author Website Needs: 1) List of your books & Where to buy your books If visitors stumble upon or search for you, either way youContinue reading “Author websites and blogs: what are the must have’s?”