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What We Write Matters
What We Write Matters 1024 576 Reader Views
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?
What Goes into Making a Stunning Book Cover? 1024 576 Reader Views
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
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
FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT! 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Awards 1024 576 Reader Views
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
Great Stories about Great Storytellers
Great Stories about Great Storytellers 1024 1024 Reader Views
GREAT STORIES about GREAT STORYTELLERS shares insights into storytellers whose names you no doubt recognize—names like Edgar Allen Poe, Steven Spielberg John Grisham and Walt Disney—but reveals the backstories you probably never heard about them. read more
Why Give Content Away for Free?
Why Give Content Away for Free? 1024 576 Reader Views
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
Why Literature is Different than Genre Fiction 1024 576 Reader Views
What differentiates literary fiction from genre fiction can be summarized by four hierarchical points. read more
Wearing Your Many Hats – Managing Life While Writing
Wearing Your Many Hats – Managing Life While Writing 1024 576 Reader Views
Most writers will agree with me that the biggest challenge in their writing project is not letting their lives highjack their project. read more
Historical Storytelling – How to Master Your Craft for a Genre Audiences Love
Historical Storytelling – How to Master Your Craft for a Genre Audiences Love 1024 576 Reader Views
If you love historical storytelling as much as I do, there’s no time like the present to master your craft. Writing and researching history for entertainment purposes requires the writer to wholly immerse themselves into the time period to the point where everything the reader can imagine seeing, feeling, smelling, hearing, etc., embeds them within the time period of the story. read more
Reader Magnets and Cross-Promotion or What is BookFunnel?
Reader Magnets and Cross-Promotion or What is BookFunnel? 1024 576 Reader Views
If you’ve never checked out BookFunnel you’re missing out on a major marketing tool to attract and retain readers. Author B.A. Bellec discusses some of the highlights of the program and shows us samples of the ways he’s using the platform. read more