ReBranding – Why Update Your Look?
ReBranding – Why Update Your Look? 1024 576 Reader Views

I don’t know about everyone else but I am, in substance, the same person I was when I reached adulthood. But I really don’t look the same at all. I wear my dress differently, I like different types of clothes, I use different type of accessories, I read different kind of books (even though I keep my lifetime favorites), you know what I mean…we change with time, even though we are the same people. Well our brands must do the same in order to stay relevant and keep growing.

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What Language Does Your Book Ad Speak?
What Language Does Your Book Ad Speak? 1024 576 Reader Views

Most of us rather let the media attention do our PR to gain credibility. However, we would be fooling ourselves if we believe that relying on that alone we are going to obtain our sales goals; especially if we are first-time or unknown authors. It is a fact we need to budget PR and ads along with our media pitches to market our book.

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Benefits of Participating in Book Giveaways
Benefits of Participating in Book Giveaways 1024 576 Reader Views

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor As Indie authors it is important to make the most of your marketing dollars with the primary goal being to increase sales, followed by the need to develop/boost your fan base.  One of the easiest ways to promote your book is to enter it in book giveaway contests. Here are some of…

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How I Jumped Into Non-Fiction
How I Jumped Into Non-Fiction 1024 576 Reader Views

When I think of a nonfiction book, I picture a massive hardback with single-spaced lines and a tiny font size. Walking through the nonfiction section at the bookstore, the bookcases are always stuffed to capacity. Not only do they take up a ton of shelf space, but they can take a long time to read as well.

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Our Books in a Foreign Language – Why Not?
Our Books in a Foreign Language – Why Not? 1024 576 Reader Views

With globalization (which started officially but was happening forever, in my opinion, with the establishment of the UN) the cultural trade took on a life of its own along with economic trade. Currently in almost every country of the world (could be all) a second language is not just preferred it is many times needed!

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The Alternate Summer Reading Plan – Thanks, Corona!
The Alternate Summer Reading Plan – Thanks, Corona! 1024 576 Reader Views

I don’t know about you, but every summer I binge on fantasy, mystery, and creative memoirs, plus a romance here and there – books to read as I relax by the pool or lake on my days off, or while vacationing at the beach. This year however, I am finding myself tired of the summer reads, and August is not even over yet! After much reflection I realize now that I have been reading my summer list since I have been on lock down…

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Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other!
Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other! 1024 576 Reader Views

Sometimes it is difficult to be social, and vulnerable after sitting alone all day with your work in front of you thinking -… My precious…. – but if we do not take a risk and open ourselves, we not only will miss out on opportunities to better ideas, we will also keep committing the same mistakes and stay outdated.

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Bringing It All Together: Reviewing Short Story Collections
Bringing It All Together: Reviewing Short Story Collections 1024 576 Reader Views

I love short story collections. They are compulsively easy to read, far more so than novels. I also like to think of them as introductions to authors I haven’t read before. Short stories are a great way to sample a writer’s style. Anthologies of short stories can be tricky to get right. Some are straight forward collections of a single author’s work. I tend to only buy these if I’m already familiar with the author through their other work, whether that be a novel or a separate short story that I read and enjoyed.

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Yes, Sometimes I Do Judge Books By Their Covers
Yes, Sometimes I Do Judge Books By Their Covers 1024 576 Reader Views

All of us have walked into a bookstore and left with at least one book solely because its cover was pretty. I know I’ve done it, and you know you’ve done it too. It’s fine. I get it. Sometimes you see a book that you just know would look great on your bookshelf, and you don’t have any choice but to buy it.

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And So, I Write…
And So, I Write… 720 960 Reader Views

I write and let it all out. I scream, I cry, I stand silent but as I write, I let it all out and put it out there for others to read, to get a glimpse of what love really is…the giving your heart, your time, your strength, your health, your everything only to see it go all away. So, I write hoping my words take away my pain. So that I can find myself again…find her, who I reluctantly let go almost a month ago, now free and healthy in my heart, in my memory, in who I have become.

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