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11 November, 2022

How to Submit to Book Contests & Awards

By |2022-11-10T16:26:34-07:00November 11, 2022|Authors Academy|Comments Off on How to Submit to Book Contests & Awards

A great way to get your book (and yourself, as an author) some name recognition and accolades is to submit your book to a contest or award.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll talk about how to find the right places to submit and what you’ll need to do to prepare!

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (10 AM PST, 1 PM EST) to learn more about:

  • Finding relevant competitions
  • Putting together submission materials
  • Profiting from the results
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

1 November, 2022

Author Judy Ikels in The Foreign Service Journal

By |2022-11-01T12:48:33-07:00November 1, 2022|News|Comments Off on Author Judy Ikels in The Foreign Service Journal

Death in Wartime China: A Daughter’s Discovery by Judy Goodman Ikels has been featured in the November 2022 issue of The Foreign Service Journal.

The November issue focuses on Foreign Service authors and the journal is published by the American Foreign Service Association. You can read the issue online here and find Judy’s book on page 34.

To learn more about Judy Ikels and Death in Wartime China, you can visit her author page on Amazon.

26 October, 2022

Danger Peak by Michael Perone Wins Second Place at the Fall 2022 BookFest Awards

By |2022-10-26T14:02:40-07:00October 26, 2022|News|Comments Off on Danger Peak by Michael Perone Wins Second Place at the Fall 2022 BookFest Awards

Congratulations to Wheatmark author Michael Perone, whose book, Danger Peak, recently won second place in the Fall 2022 BookFest Awards in the Young Adult Action and Adventure category!

This is just one of many honors that Danger Peak has received. Previously, it won the 2022 Firebird Book Award for Magical Realism and the September 2022 Literary Titan Gold Book Award (with a five-star review). Danger Peak was also a Finalist for the 2022 American Fiction Award in the category “Inspirational,” and an Honorable Mention in both the 2022 New York and Hollywood Book Festivals.

Currently, the Kindle edition of Danger Peak is free on Amazon if you have Kindle Unlimited.

You can learn more about Michael Perone on the Danger Peak website or through the interviews he’s done on Linda’s Book Obsession and Literary Titan.

21 October, 2022

Book Marketing Strategies for All Genres

By |2022-10-20T18:44:04-07:00October 21, 2022|Authors Academy|Comments Off on Book Marketing Strategies for All Genres

There’s never a bad time to review your marketing strategies—both online and offline—and update them.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll dive into new, evergreen, and tried-and-true methods of marketing your book in your local community, online, and internationally. There’s a strategy for everyone!

Join us next Wednesday to learn more about:

• Working with local papers, radio stations, and podcasts to promote your book
• Creating online content to advertise your book
• Buying ad space to get your book out there
• and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

14 October, 2022

Author Michael Kenny featured on The LawBusiness Insider

By |2022-10-14T13:00:21-07:00October 14, 2022|News|Comments Off on Author Michael Kenny featured on The LawBusiness Insider

Congratulations to Michael Kenny, author of Life’s Illusions, who was interviewed by Michael Carter on The LawBusiness Insider, a show that features America’s premier lawyers, authors, and business executives.

You can listen to his interview here and learn more about his book here!

3 October, 2022

Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King—in Greece!

By |2022-10-03T12:27:48-07:00October 3, 2022|News|Comments Off on Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King—in Greece!

From left to right: Helena’s publisher in Greece, Helena P. Schrader, and the Mayor of Sparta

Congratulations to Wheatmark author, Helena P. Schrader! The Greek edition of her book, Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King, was recently launched in Sparta at an event hosted by the Mayor of Sparta and attended by Greek scholars, members of the Greek publishing industry, and the public.

To quote Helena:

It was a great honor, to say the least, to get such strong support in such a historic venue. The bookstores of Sparta have stocked the book, and brochures for the book will be in all the hotels.

A poster advertizing the event before the Archaeological Museum of Sparta

You can also find Helena on December 1 for the University of Nottingham’s “Sparta Live!” Webinar Series. This event will […]

23 September, 2022

How to Make Marketing Visuals

By |2022-09-22T23:31:04-07:00September 23, 2022|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media|Comments Off on How to Make Marketing Visuals

As an author, your focus has likely remained on the written word. However, when it comes to marketing, visuals are king. Fortunately, in today’s world, you don’t need to be a professional artist, photographer, or video editor to make things work!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll explore the many tools that authors use to create fantastic images and videos—all on their own.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (11 AM PST, 2 PM EST) to learn more about:

• How to create original art in minutes
• Making the most of royalty-free images
• Turning book covers into videos
• and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t […]

24 August, 2022

Social Media Marketing 101

By |2022-08-24T13:07:54-07:00August 24, 2022|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media, Webinars|Comments Off on Social Media Marketing 101

We’ve talked about the different social media sites you may want to use to market your book, but now it’s time to zoom out and look at social media marketing as a whole.

For this month’s Authors Academy presentation, we explored the basics of online marketing with tips that could help you approach any social media site with confidence.

If you missed the live presentation, don’t worry! Authors Academy members can review the recording and all future recordings on the Authors Academy website. All you have to do is click this link and log in to view the full recording of this presentation!

This month, we covered:

– The infamous “algorithm” and how it generally works across the web
– Gaining followers with ease
– How to turn marketing into profiting
– and more!

19 July, 2022

Judy Ikels with the Chinese Writers Association

By |2022-07-19T15:57:13-07:00July 19, 2022|News|Comments Off on Judy Ikels with the Chinese Writers Association

Congratulations to our author, Judy Ikels, for her collaboration with the Chinese Writers Association at one of their events!

Alongside main speaker Zhuqing Li, Judy and her calligrapher had an opportunity to share her book, Death in Wartime China, with the one hundred people in attendance.

15 July, 2022

Building A Network Through Instagram

By |2022-07-14T18:08:55-07:00July 15, 2022|Authors Academy, Social Media|Comments Off on Building A Network Through Instagram

Our Social Media Summer Series continues. How can you utilize Instagram to spread the word about your book?

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll explore how to market yourself and your books, as well as make connections, on Instagram.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (11 AM PST, 2 PM EST) to learn more about:

  • Connecting with influencers on Instagram
  • Using posts and stories to reach more people
  • Instagram’s connection to Facebook
  • and more!

Your host for the call is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

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