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Quick Links: What Goes in a Press Kit?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you have a press kit? You should. Where else can people find pictures you will let them use and more information about you. If you don’t have a press kit or just want to make sure the one you have is […]

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Quick Link: Covers Can Make or Break a Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Yea yea yea. I know, covers are important and you have been told that many times here and other places. But Darren Beyer, at Indies Unlimited, isn’t just telling you. He is showing you with a real world example of what a […]

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Quick Links – Should You Pay for a Publicist?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Dorit Sasson, posting at Jane Friedman, shares her experiences and costs of hiring a publicist.  As an indie author, you should be willing to spend a little money on a great cover and a great editor, but is it worth it to […]

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Quick Link: 7 Ways to Find Beta Readers and Reviewers for Your book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Beta readers are a great tool for success. They provide a fresh set of eyes to look over your manuscript and hopefully provide great feedback, so you can polish your story before putting it in front of agents or customers. But where […]

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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: The 5 Most Common Mistakes Writers Make When Seeking Book Reviews

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Reviews are very important for all authors, but especially for indie authors. Good reviews help legitimize your writing and encourage other readers to check out your book. But getting reviews are very difficult.  At Live Write Thrive, Gisela Hausmann gives out tips […]

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Quick Link: Reading Reviews: It’s Complicated

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hey all you published authors out there, how do you handle reviews? Today’s post comes from Laura Benedict at Kill Zone and deals with the issues of book reviews, while adding a humorous twist. You could also share your best tips on […]

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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: How to Get Book Reviews: 10 Tricks for Getting Your Book Reviewed by a Book Blogger

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Book reviews are really important for building trust for new readers. One often overlooked resource is book bloggers. Book bloggers will often post on Amazon and other sites as well. Barb Drozdowich has all the details, including a link to a list of […]

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Quick Link: How to Create a Smart + Savvy Publishing Plan

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We have talked about having a marketing plan and even a writing plan. Kristen Kieffer thinks we should be looking at it differently, that we need a publishing plan. Head over to She’s Novel to see if you agree. ~ * ~ […]

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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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Quick Links: Why Amazon Book Rankings Make You Nervous — And Why You Can Stop Caring

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Curious about Amazon book rankings? Can’t help but obsess about them? Emily Wenstrom  over at The Write Life feels your pain, and shares what she has found out regarding how the rankings work and tips on how she manage to tame her […]

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Quick Links: Anthologies: How They Can Advance Your Writing Career

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I love anthologies as a way of finding new authors. Alex J. Cavanaugh discusses how anthologies can help writers and has tips to make your anthology experience successful.  Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris has the full details. ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Links: 5 common audio book production misconceptions

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Offering an audio book version of your story is a great way to add value to your eBook and also a way to attract a different type of fan.  To learn more check out Richard Rieman’s post over at Build Book Buzz. […]

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Quick Link: Eight things booksellers would like self-published authors to know

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Ever thought about trying to get your book into a bookstore or hold an event? Niki Hawkes at The Independent has some tips for you that booksellers think you should know. There is also a podcast along with the story. ~ * […]

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