Ways To Make Your Interview Great

Congratulations, you’ve scored an author interview! But… now what? For as exciting as it is to get publicity for your book, it’s equally nerve-wracking for many. Generally speaking, we’re kind of known for being an introverted, limelight shunning crowd, us authors. Despite our reclusive tendencies, we know this is what we need to do toContinue reading “Ways To Make Your Interview Great”

Upcoming Meetings

Earlier this month, a poll was sent to CAPA members for feedback regarding attendance at in-person meetings. The results are telling: 50% of respondents would be comfortable to attend an indoor, in-person meeting in August. 54% of respondents would be comfortable to attend an indoor, in-person meeting in September. For both questions, 30% of respondentsContinue reading “Upcoming Meetings”

Signs You May Have Imposter Syndrome

Imagine: You’ve written and published your first book. It’s out in the universe, available on Amazon – freaking Amazon, man – and you’re at a dinner party. Someone says to you…

5,4,3,2,1… Launch Your Book

You did it. You actually did it. Has it sunk in yet? You said you were going to write a book, and you wrote a mother trucking book. You poured your heart and energy and God given (or hard gained) talent into it. So, um, now what?

What No One Tells You About Publishing

I’m not saying it’s really a secret, but it also isn’t the first thing authors talk about when discussing their books. In fairness, why should it be? We want to tell you about our book, not how it got published! Now, if we’re specifically asked…we’ll talk your head off. Kidding(ish).

5 Tips For Your Elevator Pitch

I never like to assume everyone understands/knows these terms. While it’s a common phrase in some circles, it’s not it others. So, for those who don’t know: Your elevator pitch (in this case) is you “selling” yourself & your book to a potential reader in a short time… as in under two minutes.