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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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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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