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Quick Link: How Book Bloggers Boost Sales for Indie Authors

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What is an indie author on a budget to do to get reviews and sales? Shayla Raquel, expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer has some great tips on how to reach out to book bloggers, including some helpful templates on what […]

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Quick Link: 5 Things Indie Authors Need to Consider Before Giving Up

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. You did it, you wrote your book and have it out there for people to buy. But it isn’t selling quite as well as you thought it would. What do you do? The people behind Author Marketing Experts know. Check out their […]

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Quick Link: 5 steps To Building A Successful Author Platform Before you Publish: Donna Galanti

Quick Link: 5 steps To Building A Successful Author Platform Before you Publish: Donna Galanti

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When is the best time to start marketing your book and looking for an audience? Before you even start writing it! Head on over to the Self Publishing Advice Center of ALLI and find great ideas for building your author platform or […]

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Throwback Thursday! Book Trailers: 11 steps to make your own

Book trailers are videos posted online and distributed via video networking sites like YouTube. These can be big budget blockbuster movie clips, or budget MovieMaker slides to music. You can make it an advert or a social media fun clip that people want to watch. It can be a human interest story made more like […]

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Throwback Thursday! Blogs: 10 reasons authors should have one

Blogs are a few years old in the tech industries, but now they are a must-have for authors who want to get the word out. If you don’t have a blog yet, here’s why you need to get blogging!

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Quick Link: The 3 Biggest Pitch Mistakes This Editor Sees Every Day

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. For those of you trying to get some extra writing jobs here is a great post by Nicole Dieker at The Write Life that will help you up your game! ~ * ~ The 3 Biggest Pitch Mistakes This Editor Sees Every […]

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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: Fringe Highlight: Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive or Go Wide?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. For all you indie authors out there or even traditional authors who are curious, The Self-Publishing Advice Center has a great article/podcast on what you should think about when you decide to go KDP exclusive with Amazon or Go Wide. ~ * […]

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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: The Only Rule Amazon Truly Cares About

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Oh-oh. Watch out Kindle Select authors, Let’s Get Digital‘s David Gaughran has a horror story to tell about a promotion gone sour and what he is doing to deal with it. Could this happen to you? ~ * ~ The Only Rule […]

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Quick Link: How To Get Book Reviews As An Unknown Author

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The hardest thing is for a new author to get recognized. There are so many titles out there and other authors trying to get recognized as as well.  With a limited number of resources, how do you get started in gathering publicity […]

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You can’t force success

You may have heard about The Handbook For Mortals scandal, where they tried to scam the New York Times best-selling list.  I am not sure how they thought they would get away with it and not have people figure the situation out. It was pretty blatant. Through out my career, I have had people ask […]

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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: A New You—In Name Alone? When to Adopt a Pen Name

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I never really liked my name until I found out I was named after Paul Revere. My mother, weird but cool in her own special way. As a writer you can make your name anything you want, but does it make sense […]

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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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