When I give marketing advice, I sometimes qualify it by saying, “unless you write literary fiction.” The regular rules and traditional strategies don’t always apply to literary fiction. Authors who want to write the kind of book English teachers will assign to their classes need to know what works and what doesn’t. What is literary […]
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Amazon continually tests and changes their ads platform, and authors must stay up to date. Bryan Cohen reports on what’s changed this year.
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As a kid, peanut butter was always paired with only one thing: jelly. The big discussion between the other kids was if your mom used grape or strawberry jelly. Then one day, one of my friends told me about a new candy that combined peanut butter with chocolate. How on earth could that be good? […]
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Follow these four crucial principles to avoid author burnout and maintain a healthy writing career.
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Your book’s title should accomplish four goals with only a few words. Learn how to create a memorable title that is easy to find and recommend.
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For everything there is a season. A time to gather stones and a time to scatter stones. A time to merge companies and a time to spin off new companies. Right now, it is a time for merging companies. The “Big Five” are now the “Big Four.” You may have heard about the recent […]
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Should authors establish a presence on Parler and MeWe? Learn about the new social media platforms, and find out if you can connect with your readers there.
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Ten Black Friday 2020 deals for authors that will help you stretch your budget and save you time.
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Children’s books are the fastest growing segment of publishing in 2020. There was a time a few months ago when The Very Hungry Caterpillar was in the top 10 of all products on Amazon–not only books, but all products in the everything store. The pandemic has caused many parents to spend more time with their […]
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Learn how to make more time for writing by hiring an assistant. It may cost less than you think, and it will free you up to focus on your writing.
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You can develop a focused author tagline and build your brand by answering these questions about yourself and your message.
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How do trees turn into books and get into people’s hands? At first glance, you may think they appear on bookshelves and in the mail as if by magic. But it is not magic. Behind the scenes thousands of people are working hard to make sure books get from the printer and into readers’ hands. […]
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New authors can implement these important baby steps to strengthen their career development right now. Learn to walk before you run.
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15 answers to your questions about building an author platform.
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One popular genre in Christian publishing right now is split-time fiction. Split-time fiction is when you tell two stories separated by time that are connected in some way, sometimes by a theme or an item. Some popular split-time books include The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck in the Christian market and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon […]
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No matter how you publish, you’ll need a sturdy platform. Learn which techniques successful authors use to build reliable platforms.
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There are 4 ways to promote your book on podcasts. You can listen to podcasts like this one to improve your skills, you can be a guest on podcasts where you talk about your book, and you can even start your own podcast. Today we are going to talk about the 4th way to use […]
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You would like to think that as soon as you are done with your proposal and send it off to an agent that he or she is sitting there by the inbox ready to read it as soon as it comes in. If only. Before email became the submission method, agents and acquisitions editors threw […]
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Is rapid release a shortcut to success? Or is it a trap that could destroy your author career? Learn when and why it does and doesn’t work.
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Before you sign with a traditional publisher, you need to know these seven important steps.
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