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2017 Publishing Predictions [Infographic]

We reached out to some of our industry friends for their thoughts on what 2017 holds for authors, small presses and publishers. Their thoughts are summarized in the infographic below. Read the full article on 2017 publishing trends and how they will impact authors here.

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The Story Behind the The Hole Story

As the mom of two young children, I spend a lot of time reading children’s books. Between the books we own, and the library books we borrow, I’d guess we have over 100 children’s books in our home at any given time. Probably more. So when I met Ginger Young, founder of the nonprofit organization […]

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Written Word Media Holiday Inventory 2016

The holiday season is upon us, with Thanksgiving (and Black Friday and Cyber Monday) right around the corner! Every year we sell out holiday dates a little earlier than usual. This year we wanted to give you a heads up to help you plan your promotions. This year inventory will be selling out on the […]

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The Hybrid Author: Everything You Need to Know

Digital publishing has drastically changed the landscape of the publishing industry, opening up new paths to success. Once upon a time the only way for an author to get their books into the hands of readers was to land a deal with a publisher and allow them to distribute your title. This took a lot […]

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Six-figure Book Promotion Strategies for Authors

At Written Word Media, we are always thinking about how we can provide authors with better information to help their careers.  We often get the question, what is the difference between a six-figure author and a part-time author? Earlier this year we mined our data to distil the difference between Financially Successful Authors and Emerging Authors. Today we’re […]

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How to set up an automated welcome email with Mailchimp

One of the best ways to connect with readers is through email. Having an active email list of readers is a must for any author who is serious about selling books. One often overlooked, but very important aspect of managing an email list is to make sure your readers get a welcome email when they […]

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We are an Official Partner of Indie Author Day!

Indie Author Day

Here at Written Word Media we believe that books are a force for good in this world, and we are always searching for new ways to help authors promote their work. We are happy to announce that we are an official partner of Indie Author Day, a national event held on October 8th, 2016 that […]

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The Best Book Promotion Sites to Promote Your eBook

You’ve written an eBook, congratulations! The next step is to get it into the hands of readers. The best way to get your story in front of people is a book promotion site. Here’s a collection of the best book promotion sites that offer a range of options to promote your eBook. 1. Freebooksy: The Best Book […]

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