April 15, 2017

At first I was going to entitle this post, “Shame. Guilt.” Then I thought, “Nah. I’m giving myself a break.” I hope you will too. Boy, have I neglected my site, or what? Why? Because Jerry and I took over here. The Institute for Writers and its sister school, the almost 50-year-old Institute of Children’s…

June 12, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #231 A New Storytelling Form Brings History to Life An Interview with Author Entrepreneur Sarah Towle Click to tweet about this week’s episode Announcements Picture Book Summit will be October 3rd! Text 33444 and enter the code PBSKATIE to get on the early bird list or go HERE to sign…

Author Todd Tresidder
May 29, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #229 Writers, Do You Have a Financial Mentor? An Interview with Todd Tresidder Click to tweet about this week’s episode Announcements Find out the First Five Ways to Build Your Author Platform and be the first to get notified when the How to Create Your Author Platform course opens again….

April 28, 2015

I’ve been terrified. For the last six months, literally day in and day out, I’ve been working on this course to provide great value to my community. My peeps. The people on my mailing list, who listen to my podcast, the ones who ask my advice, and who trust me. While I worked on it, all I…

April 26, 2015

  Note: Please join me for a Google Hangout for an informal discussion on mistakes to avoid when building your platform using email: Tuesday at 2pm ET HERE or just copy and paste this into your browser: https://plus.google.com/events/c62gda8bejt2i7ruiprun993m18 So make a note in your calendar! When I was a little kid I thought grownups knew what to do. Seems…

April 13, 2015

Why I wish I had a time machine. Recently 1,972 questions were submitted to me through a survey and “Where do I start?” was a common––and plaintive––theme. If I had a time machine, I could tell you to go back in time, and start your email list. Because it’s the most valuable thing you can…

March 21, 2015

If you’re interested in learning how to market your books, stick around. I was lucky enough to recruit a group of very smart, enthusiastic authors who were willing to give me some critiques on my free training for writers. Here is what they thought. If you’re interested in seeing what they saw, and learning what they…