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May 29, 2018

You can’t sell books without an audience. It really comes down to this. But how do you build your audience? That’s one of the questions the Wisdom House Books PR team works to help authors answer every day. Here is an inside look on some of the ways we approach this qu...

Authors seem to have mixed feelings about social media. Is it essential for success? Is it necessary at all?

Last month’s Carnival of the Indies is case-in-point. In a featured article, Frances Caballo debunks common social media misconceptions. She assumes that social...

Before 2008, there were more than half a dozen bookstores in my town. We had everything from a big box-store to inexpensive used bookstores where even a kid like myself could afford to shop. For one reason or another—the financial crisis, high rents, or Amazon—those st...

We at Wisdom House Books have a lot to be thankful for this year. We’ve had the privileges of publishing interesting books and working with talented writers. We’ve attended and hosted fun bookish events, with plenty more planned. The Wisdom House pets are as cuddly as...

I’m no conspiracy theorist, but I noticed something suspicious recently. A surprising number of my books are “bestsellers.” While I know some people who buy almost exclusively from the bestseller list, I’ve never been one of them. Yet many of my thrift store finds and...

All Indie authors have their own obstacles to overcome, but many deal with similar problems. In honor of National Young Readers Week, I want to talk about the unique troubles indie authors of children’s picture books face.

Think about the children you know. They might l...

Some days, there isn’t much to write about. You might be distracted, or you might have fallen into a rut. Maybe it’s what a reporter would call a “slow news day.” Whatever the reason, the words just aren’t coming.

Writer’s block is one of the most common problems writer...

How much is information worth? Who can share content, and who can access it? These are million dollar questions—sometimes literally.

Last week, The Guardian published an article criticizing Facebook’s test of a new newsfeed system. In this system, a user’s newsfeed incl...

Whenever a book wins a major literary award, people start asking the same questions: Did the winner deserve it? Was another, better book overlooked? Why do we care so much to begin with?

Amit Chaudhuri’s recent opinion piece in The Guardian is case-in-point. Chaudhuri f...

It’s finally October. The air is getting colder, leaves are changing color, and stores are stocking pumpkin spice everything. This can only mean one thing: NaNoWriMo is nearly upon us.

Okay, there are other reasons for writers to love this time of year. Halloween is an...

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