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Promoting Your Book Without Sounding Like a Promoter
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Most writers are literally the opposite of a promoter or salesman. We really need to work hard to convince ourselves to mention our book when we are networking, socializing or simply talking to a friend one on one. It just isn’t in our nature to sell ourselves as a published author.

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CoVid-19 vs. Writer’s Isolation
CoVid-19 vs. Writer’s Isolation 1024 576 Reader Views

Humans are the weirdest creatures in the universe. We like to state that we are creatures based on habits, but the current corona situation is proving that wrong, at least in my case. I have been working full-time from my home office for 10 years now, so I am 100% accustomed to home isolation as a home office/internet based business professional since 2009 and a writer for publication since the 1990’s…or so I thought.

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Writers Unite!
Writers Unite! 768 1024 Reader Views

I know…I am stuck on CNN day and night obsessing about what is going on. I am planting all kinds of veggies (just in case…) and am sewing masks to donate. It doesn’t get worse than this. But even though my husband believes I have watched too many zombie apocalypse movies, these times require that we all feel useful rather than powerless.

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Corona Pandemic – What Can We Writers Do?
Corona Pandemic – What Can We Writers Do? 1024 576 Reader Views

Well after being self-quarantined for almost a month, and now following the shelter in place order; my restless mind has totally taken over my days and nights. I worry about my elderly parents living in my home, I worry about my daughters, as they both have to work still (even if part-time is at home), one with the Texas government, the other with a federal hospital.

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Announcing the 2019-2020 Reader Views Annual Literary Awards Winners!
Announcing the 2019-2020 Reader Views Annual Literary Awards Winners! 1024 576 Reader Views

Finally, the winners of the 2019 copyright books for the Literary Awards have been selected. Selecting these winners was a challenging process for our judges! All participants should be proud of their books as we can tell you first hand that the quality of all of the books received has raised the standard of Indie publishing for sure. Well done!

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Finalists Announcement! 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards
Finalists Announcement! 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards 1024 576 Reader Views

It has been a fierce competition again this year due to the amazing quality of most of the participating books. As usual we can only select a few finalists, and as usual it’s proving to be a very difficult task again this year!

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Digital Magazine Ads – Why and When They Should Be Used
Digital Magazine Ads – Why and When They Should Be Used 1024 576 Reader Views

Publicity strategizing many times includes advertising in print format publications or digital magazines. But how can we decide when, where and how?

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Ah, Romance…What Makes a Love Trial Interesting?
Ah, Romance…What Makes a Love Trial Interesting? 1024 576 Reader Views

I need to preface this article by saying I’m not a big romance fan. I’d rather read about dragons than someone falling in love. That being said, I do enjoy a well-written love triangle from time to time.

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Things to Avoid When Writing a Book Review
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This past week, I received feedback from an author on our last editorial, Book Reviews – An Author’s Best Friend (Even When Not-So-Positive), where he shared his “most extreme hostile review.” This author forwarded to us a review of his book which basically comprised of everything reviewers should avoid when reviewing. I decided to address this through today’s editorial for two reasons:

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Book Reviews – An Author’s Best Friend – Even When Not So Positive!
Book Reviews – An Author’s Best Friend – Even When Not So Positive! 1024 576 Reader Views

All authors worst nightmares are bad reviews. But should we really fear them? Granted, the best scenario would be for all writers to receive all five stars reviews, even for their first book. But realistically most of us need a few books under the belt to begin a profitable career, and still most of the money earned will likely come from speaking engagements and other types of events.

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