Editorial

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
National Women’s History Month and the Women in My History
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March is National Women’s History Month, so I took the time to think of some of the strong women in my family who lived through WWII in Italy and Libya. read more
Doing Everything Yourself
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Doing everything yourself can be daunting. Lucky for us many professionals in the Publishing and PR world share key points and best practices to use – you just have to know where to look. read more
Are Beta Readers Worth the Trouble?
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Today award-winning author, Randy Overbeck, joins Reader Views to share his experience using beta readers as an integral part of bringing his manuscripts to fruition. read more
Does Your Writing Reek of Narrative Destroyers?
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A humorous (painful?) look into how narrative destroyers are out to sabotage your writing… 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
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. read more
The Big Reveal
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We did it! Our new look is up and running, and we could not be prouder! It has been a lot of work, trial and error, and endless learning but it was all worth it. We love the way everything looks and believe you will love it too. Rebranding is not an easy process though and so we want to share few things we learned. read more