Host a Book Launch Party!

by Ava Pennington

You’ve done it. You’ve published a book. Now comes the hard part. Marketing. You’ll be posting, tweeting, blogging, and talking about your book to anyone who’ll listen. But have you considered planning a party? A book launch party will create buzz for your book, give your friends a chance to celebrate with you, and may […]

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Author Interviews II: Laurie Gifford Adams Shares on Self-Publishing

Second in the W2I series on authors' self-publishing experiences by Deborah DeCiantis

Laurie Gifford Adams began writing young adult novels during her career as an educator. Adams is the author of Finding Atticus, www.RUinDanger, Over the Edge, and Before I Knew. A former Prattsburg (NY) High School schoolmate of W2I Team member Darcy Hendrick, Adams has agreed to share her self-publishing experiences for our informational series of […]

Preparing for a Writers’ Conference

by Carol McAdams Moore

It’s writers’ conference season! The idea of attending a writing conference might be new and scary to you. It might be an annual event on your calendar, or you may be one of the seasoned professionals who presents at multiple conferences around the country each year. After many conferences, my heart races a bit at […]

Marketing Your Children’s Book

Four Ways to Use a Calendar

Marketing a book can be overwhelming! Planning social media posts, website updates, blog posts, mail campaigns, book signings, and speaking engagements can cause an author’s head to spin. And then there’s that next book to write. And all these tasks occur at the same time! How can you cover all the bases of marketing? Start with a list […]

The Dreaded Elevator Pitch

by Ava Pennington

When I worked as a Human Resources executive, one of my responsibilities was to offer outplacement training—a fancy term for helping people who lost their jobs find new employment. Outplacement training included creating a resume, polishing interview skills, and developing an elevator pitch. The elevator pitch is something writers need as well. A pitch is […]

Seven Things for Children’s Writers to Do

Writing Activities for Christmas Week

The week between Christmas and New Years is a special time of year. If you are an aspiring children’s author, you may wonder how to best use this week. Christian authors focus on a variety of activities during Christmas week. The list is as varied as the individual authors. I encourage you to choose one […]

Online Connections for Christian Children’s Authors

Joining Facebook Groups

An aspiring author is sometimes in a quandary about what to do next. Perhaps, the would-be author sits at her computer and wonders what to do with her writing time that day. Several months ago, I posted a list of jump start ideas, Be an Author – Do One Thing. Let’s add to that list […]