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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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Quick Link: The Crafting of an Editorial Letter

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you heard of or used an “editorial agent”? The right one is a writer’s best friend. Once they decide to accept your manuscript they help you polish it so that they are sending the best example possible to editors. Kelly, at […]

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Quick Links: Self-Publishing Success Stories: How I Do It – with John Nicholl

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Another success story in the world of self-publishing! Check out the interview with the bestselling author of three dark psychological thrillers, John Nicholl at the Alliance Of Independent Authors. ~ * ~ Self-Publishing Success Stories: How I Do It – with John […]

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Quick Link: Which Option is Better, Traditional or Self-Publishing?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Jeffrey Monaghan, guest posting on Writers And Authors, shares his thoughts about tradition vs self-publishing.  Give it a read and let us know if you think traditional publishing or indie publishing is better? ~ * ~ Which Option is Better, Traditional or […]

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Quick Links: Self-Publishing Success Stories: How I Do It – with Joseph Alexander

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. It is always nice to see how other people are managing their success and maybe getting a tip or two for your own success. At the Alliance of Independent Authors, guest author Joseph Alexander shares his thoughts on how he has been […]

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Quick Link: 5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Novella

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Novellas are becoming very popular as they don’t take quite the commitment of a full-length novel for the reader or the author. Over at Ink and Quills, Kaitlin Hillerich gives her best five reasons why you should write a novella! ~ * […]

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Quick Link: “Going Wide” – Gaining Traction on non-Amazon Vendors Part 1: The Upload Process

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. eBook authors usually have a choice to be proprietary with Amazon, or go “wide” and try and get their books out to a bunch of different places. That is not as easy as it sounds but at Fiction University, Angela Quarles has […]

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Quick Links: Why Do Some Writers Choose to Go ‘Indie’?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Writer Unboxed, indie author Erika Liodice explores the different reason people choose to go indie. Head on over and check it out and see if anything resonates with you. Are you an indie author? Why did you choose to do so? […]

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Quick Links: Well Do Ya Punk? The Emerging “Punk” Subgenres of Speculative Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I don’t know about you, but I love all the genre-busting that has happened. There are so many crossovers that I see every day! At BookRiot, award-winning sci-fi and fantasy author Emily Wenstrom discusses the different “punk” subgenres.  ~ * ~ Well […]

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Quick Link: 5 Ways Independent Authors Can Advocate for Themselves

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We all know there is a bias against self-publishing. While there are now more indie authors than ever, there is still a struggle to legitimize the choice of doing it yourself.  Brooke Warner has some great thoughts on how indie authors can […]

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Quick Links: Where Do Consumers Get Their e-Books From?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Ever wonder what the breakdown of e-book purchases looked like?  While not a comprehensive sample, Michael Kozlowski at Good EReader ran a poll to find out where people got their eBooks from, and the results are still interesting. ~ * ~ Where […]

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Quick Link: Publishing: Kindle Scout Case Study

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you Kindle Scout? I do, as a reader I love it. I love being able to help authors generate buzz for their titles and finding new works to read. If your book is selected by Amazon, you get a contract and […]

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Quick Link: Why I Self-Publish My Literary Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Author Jane Davis decided to switch to self-publishing because it gave her more freedom, and control over her own manuscript.  Over at Reedsy, you can find the reasons behind her choice.  ~ * ~ Why I Self-Publish My Literary Fiction July 7, […]

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In The News – Indie Authors to Finally See their Books on B&N Shelves

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors This should be filed under about effing time, if it works out. I have been rooting for B&N to become competitive with Amazon and Apple. The more choices authors and readers have, the better. But B&N continually steps on their own feet.  There are quality based […]

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In The News – Play Books v3.9 adds smarter search suggestions, badges for series with new content, and more

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Hey did you know that there are other platforms out there besides Amazon and Apple? I know, I know, I kid, I kid. But we talk about those two so much with B&N occasionally thrown in that it is nice to remember that Google actually has […]

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