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Articles about the business aspects of publishing and self-publishing.

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Quick Link: How to Build a Personal Brand While Staying Authentic to Your Craft

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is the hard part about being an author as opposed to a writer. You have to market yourself. That is hard, a lot of us (me included) have a hard time connecting socially on the web and think of marketing as […]

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Quick Link: Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. In keeping with the “take care of yourself” vibe, I give you this article from award winning author Tabitha Lord at Writer unBoxed. ~ * ~ Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think by Tabitha Lord The pub […]

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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: 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: 15 Book Publicity Commandments

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At the Book-Baby Blog (say that 10 times fast!) Carolyn Howard-Johnson gives us 15 must follow commandments for publicity. What do you think? Did she nail them or are there others you would add? ~ * ~ 15 Book Publicity Commandments by […]

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Quick Link: Author Platform Building: How to Create a Valuable Email List For Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. An email list is one of your best marketing tools. Just think about it, people actually signed up for your email because they are interested in you! At Writer’s Digest, guest poster Gabriela Pereira gives some great tips on how to start […]

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Quick Link: How to Write a (Romance) Blurb by Rosalind James

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Your book blurb is one of the best tools you have in marketing your book. You have gotten the potential reader interested enough to come look a little more at your title. This is where you can make a big impact on […]

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Quick Link: Who Decides if a Book Should Be Published?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. It is always fun to be able to peer behind the scenes and learn more about what happens behind closed doors. Today Janet Kobobel Grant from Books & Such helps us to learn more about the traditional publishing world. ~ * ~ […]

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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: Copyrighting Our Books

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today’s helpful post is from Best Selling Cozy Mystery Author Elizabeth Spann Craig and is one of those topics you don’t realize you need until you see it and then realize that copyrighting your book is a very good idea. It is […]

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Quick Link: The Power of a Permafree Book with Jennifer Waddle

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One great and often overlooked marketing tool is the permafree ebook, especially for series. You can find a great post and podcast by Shelly Hitz and Jennifer Waddle that will help you utilize this great tool. Check it out! ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Link: Oops. That Book Review’s Not Verified

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There have been a lot of changes with Amazon’s reviews lately. I understand the need to give readers better and more trustworthy reviews but it also needs to be balanced against how difficult it is to get reviews by writers. Big Al at […]

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Quick Link: Hints from the Pros: Book Tour Tips

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Are you thinking of doing a book tour? Want to know more about book tours? Head on over to Writer UnBoxed where Greer Macallister has gathered some helpful tips from book tour pros. What is your secret sauce for a great book […]

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