The Importance of Email Lists

One very important aspect of marketing for writers is creating an email list. A mailing list is an ongoing collection of audience member email addresses that you can market to via emails or ‘newsletters’. This is usually done through a third party webmail software such as Mailchimp, Mailerlite or Zoho Campaigns. As a social media marketing specialist I would argue that whilst a mailing list is not the most important facet of your marketing strategy, it is a vital one...

Author Interview: J. R. Rainville

Tell us a little about yourself & your background... I've always loved books and stories, from the time I was very young. When I was in grade school, we would have the "Young Author" unit, where we'd learn about writing a story, doing the artwork, and then binding it and displaying it for Young Authors' Night. It was always a highlight of the school year for me! I always had a notebook with me, working on snippets of stories or jotting down ideas and inspiration.

So… you want to write a book

You've been thinking about it on and off for a long time. A few times you've found a friend or family member say 'you should write a book!' and you've liked the idea, but never acted on it. You've occasionally thought about what you might say, or even what to call it. You like the concept of introducing yourself as an author. But you always think 'one day' rather than 'now'. Yeah writing a book sounds great, but you're already busy, you don't know anything about getting published and there's still plenty of time, right?

The Deal with Developmental Edits

There are a number of different types of editing that a novel has to go through like line edits, copy edits, proofreads. A developmental edit is the first step to a professional edit [you should most definitely self edit your novel prior to giving it to a professional]. Now if you are planning on going…

Meet the Main Characters of THE BLOODY MAIDEN

Well it's official! As The Bloody Maiden is out on pre-order & will be coming to you all on 15th January in Hardback & eBook with the paperback coming next month I thought it was time to introduce you to the three most important characters! TBM is a very character focused story & although there's…