When planning look at the big picture

One of the reason why I love tools like DataSprout and BookReport is that they allow me to look at the big picture. I can take a look not just at total numbers, but how those numbers break down over books and series, and even pen names. I feel that this is important....

What “author centric” web hosting means

I can name a dozen (or more) website hosting companies off the top of my head. There are some that I’d recommend (and use) and some that I would not recommend for a variety of reasons. Anytime someone posts in a Facebook group geared toward podcasters or those...

3 Ways to Plan Your Writing for 2019

Here it comes. The New Year’s Resolutions and writing schedules. In writing groups and on personal social media profiles, the questions are already coming. Are you planning your writing? What are your 2019 goals? If you’re like most authors I talk to, you...

Things to Think About Before Upgrading to WordPress 5.0

With the new big release of WordPress, you’re probably thinking about upgrading. After all, one good way to keep your site secure is to upgrade to the latest version and keep your site patched. Already, version 5.0.1 which has some pretty big security fixes in...

WordPress’s Default 2019 Theme Is Here With Big Changes

Gutenberg. It’s not just the original printing press anymore; it’s the name of the new editor that released with WordPress 5.0 last week, and it’s development and release has caused quite the storm within the WordPress Community. Along with the new...

SendGrid Raising Prices

I’m a bit skeptical, so when I got word a month or so ago that SendGrid, the email service (like MailGun or Amazon SES) that I mentioned in my book, From Blog To Bookstore, as an easy and convenient way to send emails to your large mailing list without paying...