(Note: I ran a version of this article on Joel Friedlander’s The Book Designer website. I offer it now on the BAIPA Blog as BAIPA seeks to increase the number of professional development posts available to its members.) Sometimes truly happy events … [Read more...]
How Improving Your Author Blog/Website Can Help You Sell More Books
(Author's Note: I talked about this at our BAIPA Writer’s World, and I published a version on Joel Friedlander’s The Book Designer website. Improving our writer/author blogs/websites is an ongoing and evolving issue.) (Editor's Note: Don't miss the … [Read more...]
Google Releases Touringbird Travel Website — Might Google Become a Major Player In Content, and What Will That Mean for Authors?
Will Google become a content publisher, in travel and other subject areas? Google is the most prominent player in search. Could Google also become major in content? The answer could have long term consequences for all the non-fiction authors in … [Read more...]
The Gradual Empowerment of Modern Writers/Authors: How Writers/Photographers Can Market and Monetize Successfully Today
I was asked recently by the California Writers Club in Sacramento to talk about the revolution in modern publishing. As I looked at the audience, I realized with new clarity that the main reality in our rapidly changing publishing world is “the … [Read more...]
Late Justice — the $2,935 Check I Received for Content I Wrote Twenty Years Ago
The check for $2,935.66 appeared in my mailbox on April 30, 2018. The payment was for a little late justice, about 20 years after the offense. Checks of varying amounts went to 2,494 of my fellow writers, who received portions of a $9,456,000. … [Read more...]
Does Your Author Website Need a Renewal in 2018?
2018 is a good time to think about renewing and upgrading your WordPress author website. I am putting a lot of energy this year into the transformation of my fostertravel.com. I recently gave a talk and organized a panel on this subject at a … [Read more...]
Lee Foster’s ‘Monetize Your Writing and Photo Content’ Published in IBPA Independent
My article on monetization is currently on the website for the Independent, a magazine published by the IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association): I hope the article will be useful to BAIPA authors who wish to earn income from their … [Read more...]
Could a Simple PDF Ebook be Useful to BAIPA Authors and their Audiences?
I recently discovered that using the simple pdf form of my newest travel ebook was a good way to distribute it under license to a client for additional income. The ebook in question is my SF Travel & Photo Guide: The Top 100 Travel … [Read more...]
Travel Author Turns Book Content Into App
Could the content of your BAIPA book appear as an “app”? The answer is “maybe.” It’s worth looking at the categories of apps in the Apple iTunes App store. There might be more possibilities than you think. An app is book content enhanced by … [Read more...]
Lee Foster’s Article about Author Monetization Published on “The Book Designer”
I have published a detailed article about writer/author monetization in the new self-publishing era. The article, “11 Top Tips for Making Money from Your Writing and Photography in 2017," is on Joel Friedlander's "The Book Designer" website blog. … [Read more...]