blow your own trumpet
Writing a page with a title of “Why I am wonderful” can be hard for some authors but if you are going to set up a platform then you need to do a good job of this. The page itself might be called “about the author”, or simple, “about”. Whatever title you […]

Why I am wonderful

Facebook toxic
Social media – like Facebook and Twitter – help authors but we need to periodically detox Facebook to get the best out of it. Recently, I took my Facebook account through a detox and I was amazed at how much more productive I was able to become. As a side […]

Detox Facebook to become a better writer

We have finished polishing the blog sign up process and Author Buzz UK is now ready for community creation. Today two new features have been open to the public. User blogs and group creation. Groups Groups allow you to create a mini community. You can create groups about whatever you […]

Group and blog registration is live

empty chair 1 Comment
Who would miss you? If your blog was deleted tomorrow and you and all your books were replaced by pod people, who would notice?  Thanet Creative have told us that we are in the middle of Doppelganger Week. (I know because I wrote the post). That got me thinking – if […]

Who would miss you when you are gone?

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a new release by first-time author Stuart Turton. Here at Author Buzz UK, we love seeing new authors getting into print. Which is why we are excited by the news of first-time author Stuart Turton’s book. Readers that pay very close attention will know that I […]

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Diffusion of ideas 1 Comment
There is a theory of the spread of technology called the diffusion of innovations and it could help you sell more books. According to the theory, most people are resistant to the idea of trying something new. For example, a new technology or a new author. However, word-of-mouth recommendations overcome this […]

How diffusion could sell more of your books

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There seems to be a significant gender bias in publishing in this country. We ask if the UK publishing world is one ruled by sexism? Unfair attitudes In 2015, The Guardian published the story of a female author who showed that gender was getting more consideration than talent. Catherine submitted […]

The problem of gender bias in publishing

Over the course of the last twenty-four hours, we have more than trebled the number of themes our blog users have available to choose from. Writer and book review themes All our new themes have been selected specifically because they would be good for author or book review blogs. One […]

Lots of new themes to choose from

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As a writer, you need to respect yourself and your work by demanding fair payment. The world of writing is already horribly underpaid. The last thing you should be doing is accepting commisions that drive it any further into the ground. If a publisher likes your work, they should be willing […]

Respect yourself and your work: Expect fair payment

Book review blogs are a nice way to find new books. If you find a reviewer that you trust, that blog can become a rewarding source of fresh book titles. 8 Book Review Blogs This is list is in no particular order. I think these blogs are equally as good. […]

Book Review Blogs for you to read

As an author, what can I do to increase my readership base? Are there things I should (or should not) be doing to get more regular readers? This is pretty much the question that I recently attempted to answer. Vishwa asks on Writers’ Stack Exchange: I recently started writing a […]

How do I increase my readership base?

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How authors blog successfully is supposed to be a mystery but I am about to give you Seth Godin’s secrets for beating the mystery. I don’t know about you, but I find most author blogs instantly forgettable. All you need to do then, as an author, is not be instantly […]

How authors blog successfully (according to Seth Godin)