Books

Long Books vs. Short Books
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As a kid, I took a lot of pride in reading big books. Most of my favorites were absolutely massive tomes, and I could finish them within a few days. As an adult, the amount of time I’m able to spend reading has definitely been cut down, but I still really enjoy long books.

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Reading Outside our Genre Circle
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Before I became a book reviewer, I would only read a couple of specific genres, most likely from the same authors. Only when I had nothing to read, and could not find the usual, would I venture out of my comfort zone and read outside my genre circle

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First Chapter Plus Emerges from Its Cocoon!
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The past couple of years we have been experimenting with First Chapter Plus to transition from a book catalog to a full-blown content magazine which features Indie Authors and the literary world. Our goal was to present the new magazine in January, but we feel that after all that has been going on this year, we needed to end the year in renewal and a positive note to lift our spirits up.

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What Language Does Your Book Ad Speak?
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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
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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…

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How I Jumped Into Non-Fiction
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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?
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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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