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Juggling Writing and Social Media
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As an author, you’ve probably felt the tension between engaging with readers online and getting down to the task of writing. Social media offers valuable opportunities but can also absorb…

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Three Most Important Components for Publishing an E-Book
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In the ever-changing world of digital publishing, knowing how to navigate from manuscript to e-book is essential. This article breaks down the three key components that make for a professionally produced e-book. read more
Author Street Teams: Building a Bookish Community
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Street teams. Don’t you just love that term? Picture it – people hitting the streets to deliver the news about your book! Learn how to find, connect, and nurture these teams to promote your work and deepen your connection with your audience. read more
Engaging with Book Bloggers and Influencers as an Indie Author
Engaging with Book Bloggers and Influencers as an Indie Author 1024 576 Reader Views
As an independent author, or any author for that matter, it’s easy to get lost in the vast landscape of the literary world. The writing part of your job is only half the battle; the other half is getting your book into the hands of readers. But how? One effective way to increase your reach and impact is by building relationships with book bloggers and influencers. Let’s take a look. read more
Making the Most of Your Bio
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One of writing’s basic tenets is to use specifics to help create an image. Today Carolyn Howard Johnson shares tips on making the most of your bio. read more
Self-Publishing: Commit to the Long Game
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Before you crank out press releases or update your social media accounts, here’s why a commitment to the long game is the indie author’s best bet for reaching their target markets. read more
Virtual Book Tours: An Indie Author Must!
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One of the milestones for a new indie author is getting your first fifty readers. But how do you move beyond an audience of coworkers, friends and family, and get in front of new prospective readers? B.A. Bellec shares the benefits of Virtual Book Tours, an essential marketing tool for new and established authors! read more
Good Book Titles Sell Books
Good Book Titles Sell Books 1024 576 Reader Views
A book title will make or break a book’s sales and popularity. In essence, the title is the book. It is a summary of the book, an encapsulation of all its content in a few words. It is a split-second advertisement, so creating the best title possible will determine how well your book sell read more
Let Tom Swift Inform Your Writing
Let Tom Swift Inform Your Writing 1024 576 Reader Views
Carolyn Howard Johnson shares thoughtful insight about the overuse of adverbs and the unnecessary taglines in dialogue. read more
Two Ways to Write a Science Picture Book
Two Ways to Write a Science Picture Book 1024 576 Reader Views
It’s not difficult to work a bit of science into any story – even a story about imaginary playmates. But for writing a story that has a STEM focus, I’ve found two ways to focus on STEM and still create an entertaining story – not just a science lesson. read more