On July 8, 2017, The Monster was found. Let me give you some context. The Anatomy of Monsters anthology was released on this date. We here at Stitched Smile Publications hosted an online release party, complete with author takeovers and live readings. It was a blast. At the end of the party, four of us … Continue reading The Monster
As an author, your online presence brings your readers into your world. The images and verbiage you choose will either create a deeper interest or a divide that will be difficult to mend. This article is for those who have had some works printed and have already started to bring a voice to social media outlets. … Continue reading Developing your Image
A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down in my little world and have a chat with author, filmmaker, artist and all around do everything guy, Michael Freeman. With two books being released at the same time, I thought I would share our conversation. Sit back and relax and enjoy the ride. AJ: … Continue reading In Michael Freeman’s Head
I suppose I should introduce myself. I don’t necessarily mean my name, family status, hobbies, etc. That may come up here later. Or, possibly in a future post. Or maybe not. I’m winging it here, which is not always a good thing – like when writing an official bio, which this is not. But then … Continue reading Right time, right place
Have you ensured your Amazon book page has a great book description, amazing cover and your book is competitively priced and has plenty of reviews? Your answer: Have you looked up similar books to yours on Amazon and noted their Amazon categories and possible keywords? If yes, please input categories & keywords. Your answer: Have … Continue reading So You Have Been Stitched Now What?
What is list building? You offer something of value for free in exchange for an email address. You can set up auto-responders which are automatic emails that go out directing the person to more useful information. This is permission marketing. You have given something to the person and in exchange asked permission to send them … Continue reading How to Build an Email List for Authors
In talking with Donelle this morning, I realized a small theme of punny business names among some editors. Mine, for example, is By the Shore Editing. A good friend in the business is Monique Happy, who has her Happy Editorial Services. And my personal favorite from SSP's Assistant Editor: Donelle Pardee Whiting's Pardee Time Editing. … Continue reading Fun Editor Name Puns
Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted and I apologize, there is so much going on and I'm here to tell you about it. First, I'd like to welcome some new staff members: Brandy Yassa -- Editor Deanna Cooley -- Editor Sylvia Stein -- Editor Mark Deloy --Aquisitions Jeff Brown -- Jack of all Trades … Continue reading We’re Expanding!