A Final Thank You

By |February 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your support over the last year and a half. I’ve enjoyed interviewing the many authors who were gracious enough to offer me both their time and insight. I’m also tremendously grateful for the many lessons I’ve learned as an author.

As everyone may […]

Author Interview: Craig Johnson

By |May 1st, 2015|Best Selling Author Interviews|0 Comments

I’m very excited to be releasing the Reaching Best Seller Status author interview with multi-time best selling author Craig Johnson. In our interview Craig explains the importance of branching out and building your audience. He also shared some great experiences, like arranging his own motorcycle & book tour! It was great to have Craig join […]

Author Interview: Joanna Wylde

By |February 25th, 2015|Best Selling Author Interviews|0 Comments

I’m very excited to be releasing the February monthly Reaching Best Seller Status author interview with multi-time best selling author Joanna Wylde. Joanna provides critical insight on what it takes to become as best selling author, as well as advice and a few tricks of the trade for being a better writer. I really […]

Hit The Ground Running…

By |February 14th, 2015|News|2 Comments

2014 was a very busy year for Reaching Best Seller Status. Not only did the blog launch but I was very fortunate to interview many wonderful, best selling authors. As the year progressed I decided that I needed to change how the blog was set up to help improve the blog’s benefit to all […]

Author Interview: David VanDyke

By |November 20th, 2014|Best Selling Author Interviews|2 Comments

I had the pleasure of interviewing Best Selling Author David Van Dyke. David provided a ton of useful information regarding the best way to promote and publish a series of novels. We could all use a lesson or two from David on how to push a series of books to best seller status, he would know after […]

Author Interview: Nat Russo

By |October 3rd, 2014|Best Selling Author Interviews|4 Comments

I had the pleasure of interviewing Best Selling Author Nat Russo. Nat provided wonderful insight on his writing process, sharing with most of us a need for caffeine! Nat also addressed several key aspects of being a successful self published author, for example you don’t need to spend a great deal of money to […]

So…I wrote a novel in 3 days

By |September 16th, 2014|Author Trials and Tribulations|0 Comments

This past Labor Day weekend I undertook the annual 3 Day Novel Contest. Now that I look back on it, I’m actually surprised that I had the guts to do it. The contest sounds simple enough, sure all I need to do is sit down and write for three days. Yeah…it isn’t that easy. It’s three days […]

Guest Post: Weekly Serial to Episodic Novel to Series

By |September 12th, 2014|Author Tools, Publishing, Writing|2 Comments

Hi All,

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing best selling author Daniel Arthur Smith. One of the most interesting pieces of Daniel’s interview for me was learning about his success with serials and episodic novels. Alway curious, I wanted to learn more about writing serials and episodic novels. Who better to […]

Author Interview: Chuck Barrett

By |September 10th, 2014|Best Selling Author Interviews|0 Comments

I had the pleasure of interviewing Best Selling Author Chuck Barrett. His insight on the importance of having a solid author website and the details behind what make a solid author website are critical to reaching best seller status.

Watch the full interview with Chuck above.

Thanks again Chuck for being such a wonderful author to interview!

Happy Learning!

Founder of […]

Author Interview: Ava Miles

By |September 5th, 2014|Best Selling Author Interviews|0 Comments

I had a wonderful time interviewing best selling author Ava Miles. Ava taught us that learning from other best selling authors is the best way to achieve success. She also taught us that learning how to create the best possible book description is key. Thanks again Ava for giving us a business perspective on reaching […]

Where To Promote Your Serialized Novel

By |August 28th, 2014|Author Tools, Marketing|0 Comments

Serialized novels have been making major headway in the publishing industry lately especially with the popularity of the Indie publishing arena. Due to the interest surrounding these types of novels I thought it would be beneficial to discuss where you as an author can promote your serialized novels. However, lets first do a quick […]

Author Interview: Daniel Arthur Smith

By |August 27th, 2014|Best Selling Author Interviews|1 Comment

I had a blast interviewing best selling author Daniel Arthur Smith. Daniel discussed with us the success he’s achieved through publishing books in episode format, following up with a single copy of the full length book. He also explained in detail the importance around electing the right marketing to try and penetrate with your […]

Part Three: Creating A Presence On Amazon

By |August 22nd, 2014|Author Tools, Marketing, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Welcome back for Part Three of our Creating A Presence On Amazon Series. During Part One and Part Two of this series we covered creating dynamic and flushed out Amazon author  and book pages. We discussed how these pages are critical to boosting search results and providing readers with the critical information.

Today we’re going […]

Author Tutorial: Creating A Digital Writing Studio

By |August 20th, 2014|Author Tools, Tutorials, Writing|0 Comments

A Digital Writing Studio: Is a digital location that is used to house your writing and all supporting materials.

 

Today’s author tutorial covers the benefits and “how to” for creating a digital writing studio of your own. The tools we used to develop a cohesive digital writing studio are Google Drive, Google Docs & Google Keep.

Happy […]

Part Two: Creating A Presence On Amazon

By |August 15th, 2014|Author Tools, Author Trials and Tribulations, Marketing, Writing|1 Comment

Welcome back for Part Two of our Creating A Presence On Amazon Series. During Part One of this series we covered creating a dynamic and flushed out Amazon author page. We discussed how Amazon author pages are critical to boosting search results and providing readers with the information they are looking for.

Today we’re going […]

Author Interview: Todd Klick

By |August 13th, 2014|Best Selling Author Interviews|0 Comments

I had a wonderful time interviewing best selling author Todd Klick. Todd provided motivation to us showing that if you put in the work you can achieve success. He also showed us the importance that discipline plays in reaching best seller status.

Thanks again Todd for being a great example of reaching best seller status!

Happy Learning!

Founder […]

Part One: Creating A Presence On Amazon

By |August 9th, 2014|Author Tools, Marketing|0 Comments

Amazon is critical for both self-published and traditionally published authors. However, Amazon does not just function as a distribution method for your books. Amazon can also function as a marketing platform for yourself as an author and your individual books.

Over the next three weeks I’ll be running a series on creating a presence on […]

Author Interview: Rachel Van Dyken

By |August 7th, 2014|Best Selling Author Interviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I had a fantastic time interviewing best selling author Rachel Van Dyken. Rachel reached huge success as a best selling author, landing in top spots on all major best seller lists. Rachel showed us how to run a blog tour to help promote our newly released books.

Thanks again Rachel for showing us how it’s […]

The Right Of First Refusal

By |July 4th, 2014|Publishing|0 Comments

It’s so exciting, you’ve finally been offered your first contract! Now what? Ohh yeah…I guess I actually need to read the contract now. Let me tell you that your first attempt at reading a contract can be overwhelming and confusing. I highly recommend finding a friend in business or hiring a media lawyer to help you […]

7 Lessons I’ve Learned From Submitting To Publishers

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Trials and Tribulations, Publishing|0 Comments

I’ve recently experienced the process of submitting a non-fiction work to publishers. It was interesting for sure and what I realized after doing some research (some trial and error was included as well) is that there are a few things you need to keep in mind while crafting your submissions.
7 Lessons I’ve Learned From […]

Mind Mapping A Successful Plot

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Tools|0 Comments

Define: Mind Map- A mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. Major categories radiate from a central node, and lesser categories are sub-branches of larger branches. (source: Wikipedia)
A mind map is […]

5 Reasons Arts & Crafts Will Help You Build Your Plot

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Tools|0 Comments

Arts & Crafts isn’t just for kids anymore. It is a necessary tool for the up and coming bestselling author. Now, you may be asking yourself What exactly does arts & crafts have to do with me building a plot? Well here are the five reasons that arts & crafts will help you build your plot.
The […]

12 Submissions That Will Make You A Better Writer

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Tools, Motivation|0 Comments

I set myself a goal this year, I will enter one writing competition a month. Well here I am with one writing contest down and preparing for the next. I’ve started to realize that this exercise is beyond helpful for those of us who want to be best-selling authors.
Why will entering a writing contest […]

How To Write Your First Draft In 40 Days

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Tools, Writing|0 Comments

For those of you who read my recent post Do those “write your book in 30 days” programs really work?, you probably already know that I completed my first draft of my most recent novel in 40 days. I decided that I would dedicate a post to how I actually accomplished this feat, and yes I […]

Do those “write your book in 30 days” programs really work?

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Trials and Tribulations, Writing|0 Comments

If you’re honestly trying to be an author, I’m sure at this point you’re well aware of all the books and courses that say they can help you write your first draft in 30 days! Well, I certainly did and of course I bought one of the books.
My thoughts at the time went something […]

One Surprising Reason You’re Not Writing

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Trials and Tribulations, Writing|0 Comments

It’s the New Year which means that you’re probably writing out all your New Year’s writing resolutions and you’re eager to get started on achieving your writing goals. As I was working on my “writing resolutions” and reviewing my accomplishments from last year I discovered a surprising reason that I often was doing something […]

Dealing With Criticism As A Writer

By |July 4th, 2014|Author Trials and Tribulations|0 Comments

Dealing with criticism as a writer can be difficult, mainly because your work is a piece of you. So when that work is criticized, it can feel like a personal attack on you. Even constructive criticism can be hard to handle.
Recently I completed a first draft of my first fiction novel. I received the […]