Blog Tips: Secrets to Getting More out of Your Visits

Until I started Readers Unbound a little over a year ago, I was pretty ignorant about blogs. Luckily, I had help getting started on Word Press  from my friend Kathy St. John, and I partnered up with Chrinda Jones, who, as my co-administrator, is far more techie than I. After publishing 83 posts from our talented staff of writers,  I think […]

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Saturday night the Readers Unbound gang celebrated its one-year anniversary with lots of good food and drink and chatter. (As an aside, the first anniversary is traditionally celebrated with gifts of paper.  And how appropriate that would have been for a group of writers. Instead, Chrinda brought us individual boxes of chocolate truffles all the way […]

Navigating the Blogosphere

Probably the first time most of us heard the word blog was in the book  Julie and Julia by Julie Powell, a cooking memoir in which Powell recounts her year of attempting each recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  The daily web log (blog) she wrote, she discovered well into her […]

So . . . You Think You Can Self-Publish and Self-Promote.

In the last two posts you’ve read how I ended up on the carnival ride to authorship, and you learned what I did to prepare myself for the ride. In this final post, I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about promoting a  self-published novel. Here again I knew nothing about what I was doing until […]