The journo/blogger/hacker wouldn’t have read any of your books (probably), is not interested in your work (probably), and is only interested in your personal life (very probably). But none of this matters, because you, the author, are so happy (GRATEFUL, YAH?), that someone from the MEDIA (the ME-DI-AAAA!!!) has expressed an interest in your work. Even if said person is from Badgers Weekly. Here’s the no-holds-barred truth about author interviews.
A few days ago, I got an email from an influential marketer. Her multi-million dollar business was built on Facebook. She used Facebook ads, had multiple Facebook groups (some of them paid), each with 1000s of members. Then, Facebook deleted her account for no reason. Here’s how not to get screwed by Facebook and other social media networks.
We’re closing shop for summer, but before you abandon us completely, check out this round-up of books, music and movies to try this summer.
My real-life stories of things not to say to a writer: When I explained to someone that for sales copy, they needed a copywriter, not a content writer. The response: ‘If you didn’t want to write it, all you had to do was say no.’
For a long time after the book was published, I struggled with feelings of shame, because I thought the book could’ve been so much better. But it’s out there and there’s nothing I can do about it.