Editorial

Making the Most of Your Bio
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One of writing’s basic tenets is to use specifics to help create an image. Today Carolyn Howard Johnson shares tips on making the most of your bio. read more
Self-Publishing: Commit to the Long Game
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Before you crank out press releases or update your social media accounts, here’s why a commitment to the long game is the indie author’s best bet for reaching their target markets. read more
Virtual Book Tours: An Indie Author Must!
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One of the milestones for a new indie author is getting your first fifty readers. But how do you move beyond an audience of coworkers, friends and family, and get in front of new prospective readers? B.A. Bellec shares the benefits of Virtual Book Tours, an essential marketing tool for new and established authors! read more
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: The 2023-2024 Literary Awards Program
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Today, we’re excited to share with you that the 2023-2024 Reader Views Literary Awards program is OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! read more
Good Book Titles Sell Books
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A book title will make or break a book’s sales and popularity. In essence, the title is the book. It is a summary of the book, an encapsulation of all its content in a few words. It is a split-second advertisement, so creating the best title possible will determine how well your book sell read more
Let Tom Swift Inform Your Writing
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Carolyn Howard Johnson shares thoughtful insight about the overuse of adverbs and the unnecessary taglines in dialogue. read more
The Tale Grows…
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When is the sequel coming out? How many times have you felt this as a reader? How many times have you heard this as an author? Today, Dan Rice shares his challenges and successes in writing a series and offers his thoughts on overcoming the difficulties in taming sprawling storylines. read more
Tips for Shy Authors
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Are you a shy author? If so, you’re not alone. Many authors are introverted, preferring to write but not market their books. Nonetheless, if no effort is made to market the books, no one will read them, and even a bashful author will be the best salesperson for their book. The good news is meeting readers is not as difficult or frightening as you may fear. read more
Two Ways to Write a Science Picture Book
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It’s not difficult to work a bit of science into any story – even a story about imaginary playmates. But for writing a story that has a STEM focus, I’ve found two ways to focus on STEM and still create an entertaining story – not just a science lesson. read more
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2022-2023 Reader Views Literary Awards Results Are In
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2022-2023 Reader Views Literary Awards Results Are In 1024 576 Reader Views
And the winners are… Today we announce the winners of the 2022-2023 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 remind all participants that writing and publishing a book already makes you a winner! read more