Bryna Kranzler, Inc. Blog

Book award contests worth entering; check ratings

    Introduction Orna Ross, ALLi Director The Alliance of Independent Authors monitors the self-publishing industry through its Watchdog Desk, headed up by John Doppler, which identifies rogue author and publishing services that overcharge, under-deliver,...

Why entering a book award contest can be a great way to sell books

  Book Awards: Why Entering a Book Contest Can be a Great Way to Sell More Books by Penny Sansevieri For years book awards and book contests have drawn in authors from a variety...

Freelancers! Don’t miss this key deadline for W-2s and 1099s

      You are likely familiar with the W-2 tax form (a.k.a. the IRS “Wage and Tax Statement”). An employer must send a copy of this form to their employee and one to...

15 Reasons that Your Book Isn’t Selling

15 Reasons that Your Book Isn’t Selling BY JOEL FRIEDLANDER We’ve all been there: a book we were excited about, one that we worked on earnestly. But when it hit the market, all that came...

15 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Selling: How to Improve Your Book Sales

By JOEL FRIEDLANDER We’ve all been there: a book we were excited about, one that we worked on earnestly. But when it hit the market, all that came back was a big yawn. No author...

How to create a book publicity tip sheet

When Irish children’s author Avril O’Reilly sent a tip sheet to media outlets throughout Ireland, she had immediate success that included newspaper and television exposure for her book, Kathleen and the Communion Copter. In...

Top 7 creativity tools

My Top 7 Tools for Creativity BY JOEL FRIEDLANDER This year I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity, and I’m getting ready to publish a small book on this subject, something that has occupied...