From a $35,000 Marketing Pothole to a BookBaby Classic – A Little Publishing Story
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How My The Frugal Book Promoter Became the Book BookBaby Called a “Classic” and Gave to 37,000 of its New Authors as an Example of a Great Promotion of Their Own

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Writing About Controversial Topics
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The key factor to remember when creating controversial agit-prop fiction is to write a story that someone who is opposed to your desired change will find engaging enough to read.

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Home, Sweet Home
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Homes can form the center, backdrop, setting, or sometimes take the starring role in a book. Homes reflect our personalities and preferences and our localities, our countries, and our cultures. Homes are a great way to introduce children to diverse cultures.

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Promoting a Book? When and How to Start
Promoting a Book? When and How to Start 1024 576 Reader Views

Thinking ahead is the key when talking the publicity language…

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“The Europeans: Bringing Civilization to North America (If you believe in fairies)”
“The Europeans: Bringing Civilization to North America (If you believe in fairies)” 1024 576 Reader Views

This country has folktales about the frontier hero, men who “tamed the wilderness.” What isn’t mentioned in these stories is the dark side of the “pioneer spirit”: the massacre of Native people, the racism toward them and African-Americans, the exploitation and destruction of the environment. Our history is scrubbed of historic facts and is as squeaky clean as Disney’s Cinderella in her Dior inspired dress.

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Children are an Easy Audience, Right? Think Again!
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Many writers go into writing children’s books with grand stories to tell. After all, they are stories they used to make up for their own kids; and if they loved them for sure other kids will too! Others believe that their Children’s book will sell because parents will love its message, forgetting that the audience is the kid and not the parent.

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Danger Ahead: Your Book Cover Is ALWAYS Your Business
Danger Ahead: Your Book Cover Is ALWAYS Your Business 1024 576 Reader Views

We all know that book covers are an important sales device for books. It’s not just about art or even graphics. It’s also about marketing. There is danger in not knowing enough about them, even for an author who will be traditionally published by the biggest and best.

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Young Adult Novels: The Throwback
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When books are marketed, it’s important to know what audience the book is being marketed to. Knowing the demographics of the audience plays a key role in knowing who you’re trying to get the book to. That could include anything from gender to genre preference. Age can be another key to deciding who to market a book towards. In recent years however, I’ve noticed that age doesn’t play as big of a role in many people’s reading choices. Young Adult novels in particular, are popular among many older audiences. What makes these novels so alluring to adult readers?

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Closet Writers Unite: What is a writing collective?
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Many writers prefer to work alone, but at some point, all writers need feedback on their writing, or at least encouragement and a chance to share ideas with other writers to find out what works and what doesn’t.

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ECO-FICTION: Inspired by Climate Change and Environmental Awareness
ECO-FICTION: Inspired by Climate Change and Environmental Awareness 1024 576 Reader Views

This growing niche of literature is becoming a large, explosive platform for authors and readers alike to come together and voice concerns and hopes, as well as brainstorm solutions and reforms so that the human race might be more inspired to take real, affirmative action to help curb the increasingly negative effects of climate change.

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