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Hashtags: Friends Not Foes
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Don’t let hashtags intimidate or annoy you – use them to your advantage. Carolyn Howard-Johnson shows us how. read more
How to Make Editing Less Arduous
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Do you cringe at the thought of editing your manuscript? Today Dan Rice discusses how to gain valuable insight struggling through the editorial process. read more
What We Write Matters
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Words still matter. Perhaps, today more than ever. What we say and what we write carries weight, makes a difference. read more
What Goes into Making a Stunning Book Cover?
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Covers are important. People do judge a book by the cover. If your cover is an obvious Photoshop, lots of readers will ignore it. If you are part of a marketing group, you need to have a top-five cover to ensure you are getting more clicks. I always ask myself, if I went to the bookstore and put my book on the shelf, would it stand out for the right reasons? read more
The Art of Ghostwriting
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Ever considered using a ghostwriter? Today Michael J. Coffino discusses the essential attributes for an effective ghostwriter-author relationship. read more
Presenting the 2021-2022 Literary Awards Winners
Presenting the 2021-2022 Literary Awards Winners 1024 576 Reader Views
Today we announce the winners of the 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Awards Program! The expectation is high among the reviewers who, for an entire year, read and score hundreds of submissions from an eclectic group of categories as diverse as the group of reviewers and judges within our 3-tier judging system. We congratulate the finalists and winners and remind all participants that writing and publishing a book already makes you a winner! read more
FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT! 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Awards
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It is our favorite time of the year again when we get to announce the finalists of our annual awards competition. We wish all the finalists’ good luck, knowing that in our hearts and minds you all are winners.   read more
Why Give Content Away for Free?
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Free content as a marketing tool? Today, B.A. Bellec shares why it’s a good growth strategy and how his digital toolbox has helped him expand his platform exponentially. read more
Why Literature is Different than Genre Fiction
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What differentiates literary fiction from genre fiction can be summarized by four hierarchical points. read more
Wearing Your Many Hats – Managing Life While Writing
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Most writers will agree with me that the biggest challenge in their writing project is not letting their lives highjack their project. read more