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E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual

August 20, 2014 | Audience, Book Marketing, Bookstores, Design, eBooks | 1 comments | Author:

  You really can judge a book by its cover—in fact, that’s the point. With thousands of books for shoppers to peruse, your book has to stand out.   In a single second, a brilliant book cover compels us to … Continued


13 Inspirational Places to Write (That Isn’t a Café)

August 11, 2014 | Fun, Motivational, Writing, Writing Inspiration | 8 comments | Author:

  Before you write a good plot, you need a good place to write.   Maybe you’re a writer who needs a silent, distraction-free office space to fully activate the creativity locked away in your brain. Others need the constant … Continued


Guest Post from Steve Aedy: From Grief to Glory: 5 Perfect Moments to Start Writing a Book

August 7, 2014 | Guest Post | 1 comments | Author:

“Whether or not you get a single word on paper, the sun will rise, the earth will spin, the universe will expand. Writing is forever and always a choice—your choice.” —Beth Mende Conny   Every moment you’ve lived is part … Continued


Why Book Review Blogs are Doing it Wrong

August 6, 2014 | Blogging, Book Marketing, Indie Publishing, Pub. Industry, Reviews, Self-publishing, Traditional Publishing | 43 comments | Author:

  What’s the difference between a self-published author and traditionally published author making their way in the writing world? Online—nothing.   Thanks to the Internet, indie authors are on a level playing field, sharing a readership with traditionally published authors. … Continued


4 Tricks to Never Run Out of Blog Ideas

July 28, 2014 | Blogging, Book Marketing, Content, Writing | 0 comments | Author:

  Blogs are one of the ultimate tools—used by indie and traditional authors alike—to market books. It’s the key to creating a community, engaging your supporters and fans, and boosting your expertise as a professional in the publishing world. Bonus? … Continued


100 Writing Prompts to Rock Your Writing World, Part 2

July 23, 2014 | Content, Fun, Motivational, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Prompts | 3 comments | Author:

  Here is the cincher to your writing list: 50 more chances to challenge yourself and your writing skills.    51. Your MC (main character) falls asleep on the subway and wakes up to find themselves in a parallel universe. … Continued


100 Writing Prompts to Rock Your Writing World, Part 1

July 14, 2014 | Content, Fun, Motivational, Planning, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Prompts | 1 comments | Author:

  “I will write every single day, starting tomorrow,” we tell ourselves. Then our hectic schedules or a frustrating case of “writer’s block” dampens yesterday’s determination.   Practicing is one of the most vital parts of growing your skills as … Continued


Why Word People Have to Be Visual People When They Become Indie Authors

July 8, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Branding, Design | 1 comments | Author:

  From social media marketing to book jacket design, the business of publishing is full of eye-catching visuals. However, for indie authors it can sometimes be hard to shift back and forth between being “word people” and being “visual people.” … Continued


The Top 5 Free Apps that Help You Write Your Novel

July 7, 2014 | Apps, Editing, Media, Planning, Revising, Writing | 6 comments | Author:

  There’s an app for … well, just about everything, nowadays. Modern conveniences fill nearly every aspect of our lives. Our jobs, hobbies, and entertainment are streamlined, and we have virtually limitless tools for digital productivity at our fingertips.  All … Continued


Can an Author Co-Op Work For You?

July 2, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Indie Publishing, Literary Trends, Pub. Industry, Self-publishing | 4 comments | Author:

  The indie author community has always provided a strong support network but now it seems that indie authors are banding together to publish each other. Author co-ops are groups of authors that volunteer their time and expertise to help … Continued


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