Category "Author Resources"

Rethinking your social media

Facebook is, by far, the largest social media site. As authors, many of us do nearly everything through Facebook: book releases, daily promo and fan groups are some of the common examples. Unfortunately, we are finding ourselves more and more at the whim of the site. Authors who are too “Facebook-centric” can find this to […]

A word about Facebook algorithms and insights

By now, we all know (or should know) that Facebook is only showing your posts to a fraction of the people on your page. There’s even a meme devoted to this phenomenon. However, rather than asking you to leave a one-word comment about your day, or to lie about how we met, I’m going to […]

How to get Smashwords books on the Kindle

When viewing a listing for one of the books on Smashwords, there will be a section entitled “Available ebook reading formats.”  If the book is free, there will be several options for viewing or downloading it.  If it’s a title for sale, you’ll have to buy it, check out through the shopping cart, then return […]

FAQ: Google blog censorship, and complimentary blogs through the Erotic Authors Guild

Last week, many Google Blogger users received email regarding changes to Terms of Service. According to the email, Google is enacting a policy restricting certain explicit content. This may affect erotic authors who maintain blogs through Blogger. The Guild offers complimentary blog hosting to its members as a benefit. This is done on the WordPress platform […]

Dealing with Facebook content complaints

If you’ve been on Facebook long enough, you’ve probably received notification at one time or another that your content has been reported by someone. Facebook may or may not remove the content, and in some cases they’ll take further action by limiting your ability to post, add friends or partake in other system activities. This […]

Building a Platform – by Anita Cox

The Erotic Author’s Guild will soon have some very valuable resources for our members, more on that later. For now, we’re offering our knowledge free on our blog.  Collectively, the staff of the guild has a fair amount of experience between us and we’d like to share our wealth of knowledge with you. Building a […]

Arr! Pirates!

So you spend months, perhaps years plotting, writing and perfecting. By traditional means, or self-pubbing, you finally have the thing out there for the world to purchase and maybe, if you’re fortunate and diligent, you’ve been effective marketing your book and eek out a meager living. Then, someone emails you. Your book is on a […]

A word from Anita Cox on Painful Reviews

After a decade in this business, I’ve grown some pretty thick skin.  As an erotica author, we have our own particular set of challenges.  Religious zealots will “friend” you on social media just to tongue lash you for how you earn your living.  Creeps will do the same to try to sext.  **eyeroll** But one […]

Book Templates

Each e-publishing platform has different formatting and rules for submitting books. Easy to use templates, guidelines and tutorials would be a great author resource.  This is another item we could look into offering for guild members.