How Many Times Do I Have to Say This? Reviews Are for Readers, Not Authors

A Facebook friend shared this article from The Guardian tonight, and I was absolutely appalled. An author, Kathleen Hale, stalked the author of a one-star review of her book, and The Guardian printed an account of said stalking in her own words. What’s next, will The Guardian start printing fawning accounts of burglar’s exploits without any […]
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Facebook and Google+

Some random thoughts on Facebook and book marketing: 1) Advertising books on Facebook doesn’t work. No, I haven’t tried it, but this guy has, and his data are convincing to me. 2) ‘Like’ pages on Facebook are worthless. I’ve had several writer friends nuke their personal Facebook page and switch to a ‘like’ page. And […]
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Kick-Butt Book Marketing

A number of authors have written to me over the last few months asking for advice on book marketing. Rather than write a bunch of excessively long emails, I promised to write a series of blog posts on the subject. But of course I haven’t. Instead I’ve been crouched in my revision cave, frantically perfecting […]
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