Category: Author Advice

Blogger Advice: 5 Things You Need In Your Sidebar (+ 1 Thing You Don’t)

Blogger Advice: 5 Things You Need In Your Sidebar (+ 1 Thing You Don’t)

Posted December 8, 2016 by Jamie in Author Advice, Blogger Advice / 4 Comments

Sometimes we need a little help with our blogs, and that’s okay! We here at BAMF have had our newbie moments and want to help you guys to avoid making the same mistakes. Our Blogger Advice series takes a look at etiquette, “how to”s and many other pertinent topics! Have a topic you want us to give you some advice on? Send us an email to hello@booksaremyfandom.com!  5 Things You Need In Your Sidebar + 1 Thing You Don’t I do a lot of blog hopping (not as much as I should, but I still do about two hours a […]

Author Advice: Social Media Etiquette

Author Advice: Social Media Etiquette

Posted March 17, 2016 by Jamie in Author Advice / 5 Comments

Why Social Media Etiquette is Important… Much like with bloggers, Authors need to have proper social media etiquette — maybe even more so. Even though it should not be the case, readers see Authors as their Books and if an author does something on social media that turns a reader off from them, they are most likely not going to pick up their book. On the other hand, if an author handles their social media properly, it can have the opposite effect. Rather than break this up like the Blogger Advice series on the different social media websites, this will […]

Author Advice: Why You Need a Proofreader

Author Advice: Why You Need a Proofreader

Posted March 10, 2016 by Dani in Author Advice / 0 Comments

Imagine you’ve been invited on a trip to a land with beautiful vistas and fantastic sights. You pack your bags, eager to see a new world. Maybe you even invite a friend along. You can’t wait to drive through rolling green hills, past meadows filled with flowers, along cliffside roads giving way to rivers and canyons and oceans. Now imagine taking that trip in a car with a flat tyre. Doesn’t sound like fun, does it? You’re still able to view the scenery, but your neck is starting to get a crick from all the bouncing along, and you’re constantly distracted by just […]

Author Advice: Review Requests

Author Advice: Review Requests

Posted February 19, 2016 by Jamie in Author Advice / 0 Comments

One of the best ways to promote your book is to have people read and review it. There are a lot of book bloggers out there that you can send a review request to that will help promote your novel. Most bloggers have enough of a following that, with a review posted on their blog, you could get a few more “to-read”s on Goodreads and even some sales! But the only way for this to happen is if you have a good pitch when you send a review request. I’m going to walk you through what the majority of bloggers […]

Why You Need A Beta Reader

Posted November 12, 2015 by Jamie in Author Advice / 0 Comments

Your Story Needs A Beta Reader We’re sure you’re thinking “but my story is perfect, I don’t need someone else to read it over!” While no story is ever perfect, it is always helpful to have an unbiased, neutral third party read over your manuscript. Talking to a friend about your manuscript will not have the same impact as having a beta reader reading over your story. A loved one, or someone who cares about you, will not want to disappoint you by telling you they don’t like a certain element of your story. It is best to have a beta reader who has no […]