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Quick Link: How to Sell Thousands of Books When You Don’t Have an Audience

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes it feels like a no win situation. People can’t find you because you don’t have any sales but you can’t make sales until people find you. Getting that initial lift is hard for a new author. Thankfully Frank McKinley from Postive […]

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Quick Link: What’s More Important: Author Websites or Social Media?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Jane Friedman, Jane discusses a subject near and dear to my heart – author websites. This should not be an eithor or subject. Having an author site is like having a home. It lets people know who you are and where […]

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Prepping for NaNoWriMo – Are you going to join this year? Please say yes!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. Are you ready? I know, I know, there is still almost three weeks before the first day but this is about when I like to start thinking about what I am going to write and what my writing goals are this year. I have made […]

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Quick Link: Authentic Female Characters vs Gender-Swaps

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Jo Eberhardt from Writer unBoxed explains this issue it well. There has been a trend lately to remake movies but to switch the gender. The most notable example is the recent Ghostbusters reboot. I enjoyed the movie but I have to agree […]

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Quick Link: Driving Down the Price of Publishing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This article hits home for me. I used to love creating quality ebooks for authors. Whatever you wanted I could do, things like drop caps, special inserted quotes, linked references all no problem. It is all just HTML/CSS to me. But I […]

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Quick Link: KINDLE SCOUT –STEP INSIDE FOR A TOUR

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you tried using Kindle Scout for one of your titles? What did you think? I love it as a reader. (Because we all know I haven’t finished anything yet.) If you haven’t heard of Kindle Scout, or you wanted to learn […]

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Quick Link: Book Marketing: How to Get Your Self-published Books into Bookstores

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Indie publishers in brick and mortar stores? Yep, the post from the Self-Publishing Advice Center is more a cautionary tale of what not to do BUT if you join the Alliance of Independent Authors you also get a free (!) download of […]

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Quick Link: Audiobooks are the Fastest Growing Book Market: How to Get Your Book Recorded

Quick Link: Audiobooks are the Fastest Growing Book Market: How to Get Your Book Recorded

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Audiobooks are growing in sales and are very popular. You can also use them as part of an up-sell or deal for your customer. Check out the article from Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris that interviews someone who actually voices […]

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Quick Link: Audiobooks: What You Should Know

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Audiobooks are a hot and growing market. Definitely worth looking into for your title. Romance University‘s contributor Veronica Scott runs down what you need to know if you are thinking of going audio. ~ * ~ Audiobooks: What You Should Know – […]

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Quick Link: How to Transform Your Single Story Into a Complete Series

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Gone are the days of the one hit wonders for authors. You have to build your audience and if you don’t already have a built audience you a great strategy is to write a series. This allows you to start building a […]

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Quick Link: A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

Quick Link: A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Roz Morris, owner of Nail Your Novel, reaches out to people who review books with a plea that they open their minds a little towards reviewing self-publishing titles. I can understand the reluctance of book reviewers, there are a lot of self-published […]

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Quick Link: Why Did I Get a ‘No’? – The Do’s and Don’ts of Query Letter Writing

Quick Link: Why Did I Get a ‘No’? – The Do’s and Don’ts of Query Letter Writing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today’s offering is from Mark Gottlieb posting at Elizabeth Spann Craig and gives you hints and tips on query letter writing. Enjoy! ~ * ~ Why Did I Get a ‘No’? – The Do’s and Don’ts of Query Letter Writing by Mark […]

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Quick Link: What Social Media Groups Are and How To Use Them

Quick Link: What Social Media Groups Are and How To Use Them

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. So you already know that you need social media to help spread the word about your titles, but have you heard of social media groups?  They are a great way to connect with people and help you stand out. Each social media […]

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Independent Bookstore Day

This Saturday is Independent Bookstore day!   Support your local independent bookstore by popping in. Any bookstore that is part of the celebrations will have cool stuff and even if your local independent bookstore isn’t taking part it is always good to support local merchants.   Learn more at http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/ Save

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Quick Link: Should Indie Authors Put Endorsement Quotes or “Puffs” on Self-published Books?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am one of those people who actually read the endorsement quotes. There are some that are too short to really tell you anything about the book, and I generally ignore those. The quotes with a little substance can tell you a […]

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