Provocative thoughts on writing, trends, marketing, and the business of publishing.
Announcing New Author Marketing Course
In The Author Flywheel, Motion founder Phil Simon opens up his book of author hacks developed and refined over the past twelve years.
Reimagining Collaboration Wins International Book Award
Phil Simon’s book garners a prize.
Meet the New President and Owner of Motion Publishing
Courtney R. Logan takes over the company.
Author Hack #1: How to Get Your Book into B&N
The first in a series of practical tips to authors.
What makes for great writing?
A simple, powerful visual answers that question.
Is a book really a bestseller? A litmus test.
The lack of a single Amazon review belies an author’s “bestseller” claim.
Why It’s a Mistake to Use Microsoft Word for Book Design
It was never conceived as a design program.
Should Authors Respond to Negative Amazon Reviews?
Thoughts on whether it’s wise to feed the trolls.
Do You Need to Write a Book to Become a Public Speaker?
Thoughts on whether you have to do one before you can do the other.
How to Pick a Book Title and Subtitle
Keeping a “master document” is simple and über-useful.