Category «Apps for Writers Blog»

Mailchimp for Authors

    The biggest take from Mailchimp is: make a newsletter. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard from successful authors that newsletters are key to sales. They allow you direct contact with your readers. So, what do you need to start your newsletter? Glad you asked. (I’m not the guru of newsletters. …

How To Mailchimp Part 2

  Last week, we rushed through creating a newsletter. This week we’ll highlight some of the other features on Mailchimp. Again, there are so many things you can do with Mailchimp. I can’t possibly get to them all. Templates It’s a great idea to create a template for your monthly, quarterly, weekly newsletter. (Though if …

How to Use Mailchimp

  Let’s get you an account. Click on the Sign up for Free icon at Mailchimp.com for the basic services of the app. Or you can also choose the Pick your Plan button to see more options. On my last blog, I posted about Marketing prices. There is a host of other options for users …

Mailchimp

  Mailchimp is a versatile marketing system website. It continues to grow and change in this unusual market. I might not have all the boxes checked on the latest services for this powerful service. But I’ll give you a good overview. Also, it’s not the only marketing service available. Other authors swear by Constant Contact …

Vellum for Authors

     Again, I’d like to say a huge thank you to guest blogger, Stacey Osvett, for giving us the fantastic post on how to use Vellum. We had more reads on the post than other this year. You rock, Stacey! So, how do authors use Vellum? It’s simple. Just format your books. Vellum gives …

How to Use Vellum

  by Guest Blogger Stacey Osvett Technically, Vellum is a fully functioning Word Processor, so you could write your story from beginning to end right in the software. However, there are much better options designed specifically for writing. So, if you write in another program, you will have to export or save your file in …

Vellum

  Vellum by 180g is a book-formatting application. The app can format text for a variety of booksellers, including Apple books, Kindle, Kobo, and more. It is only available for Mac/Apple computers. I personally do not have the program or a Mac. (Hint, hint, Hubby.) Considering my lack of technology, I invited Stacey Osvett to …

Headspace for Writers

  Headspace for Writers We need mental health care! Don’t worry. I won’t rant. The pandemic has taught us many good and bad things about the world, our work, our society. I have many opinions, but at the moment, the lack of mental health support is at the forefront of my mind. For most, it’s …

How to Use Headspace

  There isn’t much “how-to” for this app. It’s mostly click and watch the vids or listen to music or voice recording. Explore it and find out what works for you. Nothing too complicated and very user-friendly. Create an account for the program by logging in with Facebook, Spotify, your Apple Id, or simply an …

Ideas for Using OneNote

So, funny story. My house has been chaotic lately, and my focus has been nil. I completely forgot to write and post the third installment of OneNote. But thankfully, I choose a meditation app for the next one. (See my previous post on Headspace.) Thanks to the meditation I’ve been doing on Headspace all week, …