Author career

Debut Author Survival Guide #5: The Author Newsletter

We have a larger post on promo and marketing coming, but I wanted to focus in on one particular strategy for marketing yourself as an author: the author newsletter.   The first question you might ask about starting an author newsletter is: do I need to start an author newsletter? The answer is a resounding… Continue reading Debut Author Survival Guide #5: The Author Newsletter

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Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! So to celebrate we have some AAPI reading recommendations for you! Also, if you want another way to celebrate, check out over 25 panels and events that I participated in as part of AAPI Book Month with Asian Author Alliance! Lalani of the Distant Sea When Lalani Sarita’s… Continue reading Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Author career · Feature · publishing

Guest Post: Personal Finance for Authors by Swati Teerdhala

Hello Writer’s Block Party readers! Today we’re delighted to have Swati Teerdhala, author of THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT and THE ARCHER AT DAWN, and a longtime friend of the WBP team, talk about personal finance for authors! Thanks for joining us Swati! I had been planning on writing this for awhile as personal finance has… Continue reading Guest Post: Personal Finance for Authors by Swati Teerdhala

Author career · publishing

Debut Author Survival Guide #4: Social media presence & Self-promo

The Debut Author Survival Guide is a series that explains everything that happens between selling your book to publication day in an attempt to demystify the process of publishing your first novel (through a traditional publishing lens). Go HERE to see the rest of the series! Self-promotion is daunting, especially when you’re a brand new… Continue reading Debut Author Survival Guide #4: Social media presence & Self-promo

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Writing in Multiple Age Categories: The Why, the How, and the Fun

I’m pinching myself that I get to write this post. Why? Because the idea of writing in multiple age categories still feels so new to me. Being an author has been my dream my entire life, but for a very, very long time, I only ever imagined myself as a YA author. The idea of writing anything… Continue reading Writing in Multiple Age Categories: The Why, the How, and the Fun

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Debut Author Survival Guide #3: Copy Edits

This is a guest post written by Shveta Thakrar The Debut Author Survival Guide is a series that explains everything that happens between selling your book to publication day in an attempt to demystify the process of publishing your first novel (through a traditional publishing lens). Go HERE to see the rest of the series!… Continue reading Debut Author Survival Guide #3: Copy Edits