WATCH: Set up your ARC Team (i.e. Beta/Reader Team) the right way

We call them ARC Teams (for Advanced Reader Copy). Or Reader Teams. Or Beta Teams. But, in the end, they're our tribe! We love the support and help that a Reader Team supplies us. So we wanted to share how we manage the process. Yup, we focus on how Reader Teams can...

Learn how to run a Reader Team with ReaderLinks!

We're delighted with the response to ReaderLinks so far! We're already hearing stories about how it's helping authors get a handle on their business. John and I want to run a series of webinars for you. We hope you'll join us. They'll focus on tackling the biggest...

Simplify your publishing process with ReaderLinks

Most of today's authors use a pile of software and services to track their writing business. Google Calendar for scheduling, To-Doist for tasks, Excel to track promotions, a text file to keep notes, Buffer to automate tweets. There are dozens of options out there for...

How libraries can help authors sell more books

We’ve been hypnotized by the power of social media to get the word out about our books.  It is, indeed, a powerful tool. But if your dream is to make a living with your books then local library branches are invaluable.

ReaderLinks is almost cooked!

ReaderLinks from The Author Helper on Vimeo. We're delighted to announce that our testers are hitting the launch version of ReaderLinks right now! This means we're on our last round of testing. It will be an intense time around The Author Helper's offices (i.e....

Update on the ReaderLinks Beta [July 9th, 2017]

The July 9th update to ReaderLinks beta is here and it includes some handy tweaks and features. The MyBooks page offers your customers a single public page to access all of your books in all stores AND review links for each of your books. A new method of gathering...

Twitter tip for authors and writers: A little friendly competition lifts all boats!

A vast majority of authors will enjoy any kind of friendly interaction on Twitter because it’s just so hard to come by! So here’s a Twitter tip for authors and writers.

Only use our Reader Teams tool if you want to bond with your fans and launch better books 😉

Since the early days of eBook marketing, John Logsdon and I have been watching for tools that consistently connect authors to their readers. We hate flash-in-the-pan tactics to get readers because even if they work in the short term they tend to become habit, making...

ReaderLinks Features #1: Links!

One of our favorite features in ReaderLinks is the original feature...links! We were tired of trying to sift through the mess that bit.ly made of our links. Why couldn't we organize the links by book? If only we could easily access the data for the promo link we put...

We’re proud to bring you… ReaderLinks!

Yeah, we've been quiet. But there's a good reason. Okay, a GREAT reason. There's a lot of advice in the book publishing world. From ads to social media to KDP vs. wide distribution; everyone has an opinion. Some of the information is accurate. Some of it is hogwash....

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Read up on launch-scheduling, book descriptions, keywords, giveaway management, getting reviews, managing a Launch Team, newsletter automation and more …

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CHECK OUT READERLINKS

We’ve built an all-in-one marketing tool that tracks Amazon sales, link clicks and promo sites. You can also queue up quality tweets for automation, schedule tasks in book-specific calendars and manage Reader Teams!

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