10 Things Selling Books at Festivals and Cons Has Taught Me About Writing

Column by Christoph Paul May 5, 2017
I give ten examples of how tabling at book festivals has helped my writing improve.

10 Mistakes I Made as a Debut Novelist

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 10, 2017
When I signed the contract on my first novel, I thought I knew what to look for--and what to expect. As it turned out, I was wrong.

The Dos and Don'ts of Book Tour: An Author's Survival Guide

Column by Steph Post
Honest, real advice for making it through your first book tour.

10 Things I Learned About Writing and Publishing From Managing a Porn Store

Column by Christoph Paul March 17, 2017
Managing a porn store is very much like running a small press and being working a writer.

7 Reasons Authors Need to be More Like Rappers

Column by Gabino Iglesias February 13, 2017
It's time authors learned a thing or two from rappers and made the literary world a bit more exciting.

Shameless! 5 Guerilla Tactics for Promoting Your Debut Novel

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 8, 2016
If you're publishing your debut novel with a small press, you won't have the kind of publicity behind you offered by the big houses—which is all the more reason to think out of the box.

James Patterson: The Best Author I've Never Read

Column by Peter Derk July 5, 2016
Maybe you should stop and think before you start shitting on James Patterson.

Crowdfunding for Writers: 10 Tips for Running a Successful Patreon Campaign

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 26, 2016
Wondering which platform is the best fit for your writing? The new kid on the crowdfunding block may be your new best friend.

Ten Tips on How to Pitch Your Book to Review Bloggers and Not Get Ignored

Column by Riki Cleveland March 8, 2016
Here are ten tips that will set you apart and get you noticed when it comes to approaching book bloggers for reviews.

10 Author Tips for Con Appearances

Column by George Cotronis September 10, 2015
Tips and advice for a pleasant convention experience.

Targeting Your Readers One Headshot at a Time

Column by Max Booth III April 29, 2014
We're not saying to threaten your readers with actual violence, but we're not NOT saying it, either.

When It's Time to say "F*** It"

Column by Phil Jourdan March 14, 2014
When you're overwhelmed and insecure about your writing, and you focus on your image as a writer instead of your work, it's time to say "fuck it" and take a step back.

I’LL KILL YOU! Amazon, Goodreads, and the Death of Criticism

Column by Keith Rawson January 27, 2014
Do Amazon and Goodreads reviews suck or is Keith Rawson just an a$$hole? Or maybe a little of both?

No One Cares About Your Life Story: 9 Tips for a Better Author Bio

Column by Cameron Pierce August 20, 2013
They're everywhere. In the backs of books and literary journals, on Facebook and in emails. They're author bios. Here are nine tips to help your author bio stand out among the hordes.
Author Humiliates Lazy Student Online, Creates Great Buzz

Author Humiliates Lazy Student Online, Creates Great Buzz

News by John Jarzemsky August 14, 2012
Author DC Pierson has responded to a student attempting to get out of reading his debut novel on a Yahoo! message board.

Planning the Literary Event

Column by Brandon Tietz January 11, 2012
Planning a literary event can be an overwhelming concept for a new author. Here are some tips to make things run a little bit smoother.

Ask The Lit Coach: 'Can You Publish Your First Novel If You're Broke?' and More

Column by Erin Reel January 3, 2012
The Lit Coach prioritizes book publicity, author platform, and stresses the importance of the quality of work in Issue 7 of Ask The Lit Coach.

The Art of the Live Reading

Column by Brandon Tietz December 21, 2011
Why is live reading important and how do you do it? LitReactor tackles the subject.

Offline Marketing: How To Promote Yourself Without A Computer

Column by Brandon Tietz October 1, 2011
In an industry that is steadily shifting towards online marketing, there is still no substitute for the face-to-face interaction that is live networking. Here’s a few methods you might be neglecting.