99 Quotes About Creativity To Inspire Your Writing

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As a writer, you know the importance of creativity. It’s what keeps your brain alive and opens it to new possibilities. It leads you into the world beyond your limited experience. But it doesn’t get far without curiosity. When you’re curious about something, you take action to learn more about it. You test limits and … Read more

15 Fantastic Author Websites To Inspire You

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If you’re an author — or on your way to becoming one — you’ve probably heard a lot about author websites and the importance of a stable online presence.

After all, you can’t assume that your presence on other platforms — Amazon, social media, other people’s blogs — is going to last. And a well-designed and regularly updated website does more for your author brand than any of these.

But what does your author website really need to have?

If only you had a selection of writers websites to look through to help you decide what features you want to focus on, what first impressions you want your readers to get, and what on earth you’re going to blog about to keep your readers interested.

Welcome to Authority.pub! We’ve been where you are now. Read on to explore 15 fantastic author website examples.

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ASP 76: How to Use Facebook Groups to Build Raving Fans and Readers

Learn how start and grow an engaged Facebook group with Steve and Barrie as they discuss the different ways a Facebook group can help self-published authors.

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.”  – St. Augustine Learn how to start and grow an engaged Facebook group with Steve and Barrie as they discuss the different ways … Read more

ASP 71: Should You Be a Controversial Author?

“I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.” – Flannery O’Connor It’s important for authors to take a strong stance to build a strong and loyal audience. But topics like politics and religion elicit very strong reactions from people. Barrie and Steve talk about being a … Read more

ASP 68: Ben Krueger on Why Authors Need to Podcast

Steve and Barrie talk with Ben Krueger, the Podcast Educator and founder of Cashflow Podcasting, about the importance of podcasting for authors and how it can help grow book-based businesses.

The medium of podcasting and the personal nature of it, the relationship you build with your listeners and the relationship they have with you – they could be just sitting there, chuckling and listening… there’s nothing like that. – Marc Maron Steve and Barrie talk with Ben Krueger, the Podcast Educator and founder of Cashflow … Read more

ASP 83: Pen Names: Should You Use One?

ASP 83: Pen Names: Should You Use One?

“The decision to use a pen name was nothing more than a desire to compartmentalize my life.” – Ashwin Sanghi In this episode, Steve makes a “surprising” confession about his name. Steve and Barrie also discuss the pros and cons of using pen names and the factors you need to consider in choosing one. What … Read more

ASP 44: How to Increase Engagement with Readers

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

Steve will be hosting a FREE but robust Authority Pub Webinar on May 3rd. If you’re confused on how to identify a book topic and make sure it will sell, you want to identify this webinar!

What does engagement mean?

The word engagement has become a sort of buzz word in the social media world–we hear it all the time.

Engagement is anything that your audiences do to interact with your brand online, whether it be through comments, shares, likes, checking in at your location, etc. This is how your fans engage with you.

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