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Young Adult Novels: The Throwback
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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
ECO-FICTION: Inspired by Climate Change and Environmental Awareness
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This growing niche of literature is becoming a large, explosive platform for authors and readers alike to come together and voice concerns and hopes, as well as brainstorm solutions and reforms so that the human race might be more inspired to take real, affirmative action to help curb the increasingly negative effects of climate change. read more
Turning Jealousy into Success…or, What YOU Can Do to be the Featured Expert
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Carolyn Howard Johnson shares some tips on how to take positive action and get that featured expert spot with the media. 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
“Help a Reporter Out” Can Be a Boon for Your Career
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When I speak at writers’ groups, I am always amazed at how many writers don’t seem to know about Help a Reporter Out, also called HARO. Or they don’t know how to make it work very well for them. I know because the pencils come out and hands go up. 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
A Truly Apt Setting Sets a Story Apart
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Any good writer knows the importance of the right setting for their narrative, of creating the appropriate “world” the reader can inhabit for hours at a time. While this is a common mantra for science fiction writers—world building is a critical part of that genre—it is equally true for all fictional genres including mysteries. Sometimes this “world” can be as familiar as a small resort town or as unusual as a completely different time or place, even one the reader has never experienced. read more
Five Free and Easy Ways for Readers to Lift Authors
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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
Keeping Our Spirits Up
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Award winning author Carolyn Howard Johnson’s modus operandi is “no moaning!” Today she shares with Reader Views how to do just that! read more
Be Inspired by Strong Women
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Today, award-winning author Mark Bello honors Women’s History Month with his thoughts on some historical achievements and celebrates some of our finest champions. read more