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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… read more
Children are an Easy Audience, Right? Think Again!
Children are an Easy Audience, Right? Think Again! 1024 576 Reader Views
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. read more
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. read more
Young Adult Novels: The Throwback
Young Adult Novels: The Throwback 1024 576 Reader Views
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? read more
The Next One: One Author’s Perspective and Tips for Writing Beyond Your Debut Novel
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TC Schueler won the Gold Medal in the 2020 Reader Views Literary Awards for the Horror category. Today he shares some tips for writing your second (or third, or tenth) novel. read more
Someone’s Story: A Retrospective on an Award-Winning Indie Author Journey
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Today B.A. Bellec reflects on some of the incredible experiences of his indie author journey. What began as a stay-at-home-and-finish-your-novel project during the pandemic turned into an exciting award-winning trip with multiple literary programs, including yours truly, Reader Views, as Someone’s Story won the Reader Views Kids Best YA Book of the Year and the Gold Medal in the Teen/YA category, along with being the Regional Winner for Canada West! read more
Five Free and Easy Ways for Readers to Lift Authors
Five Free and Easy Ways for Readers to Lift Authors 1024 576 Reader Views
Authors are not just producers of books; they are also consumers of books. Whether for project research, market research, or personal fulfillment, authors need to read. What do you do when you’ve read something you loved? Make a mental note to look for more works by the same author? Look up more material about the author? Both are great for your own information but neither lets the author know you read their book. Here are five ways to support an author whose work you’ve enjoyed plus tips on how to encourage your readers to do the same for you. read more
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. read more
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 read more
First Chapter Plus Emerges from Its Cocoon!
First Chapter Plus Emerges from Its Cocoon! 1024 576 Reader Views
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. read more