The Three Biggest Publishing Revolutions in History (One of Them Is Right Now)

Posted On: 2014-12-10
By: Mercedes Tabano and Ashley Zee

Stories have been with us from human’s earliest days. Our collective imagination conjures the image of early humans sitting around a campfire telling stories throughout the night that how integral stories are to our identity as a “human being”.

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Edit Your Own Writing!

Posted On: 2014-11-12
By: Amanda E. Clark

When it comes to editing, outside expertise is your best bet, of course, but there are things you can do—and some you shouldn't—to keep your text as clean and potent as possible. A version of this article first appeared on Bussiness2Community. Enjoy!

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3 Things I Learned About Self-Publishing

Posted On: 2014-11-05
By: Anthony Otero

When I told people that I self-published my book, many of them asked me if I would be willing to give some advice about this process. So, I decided that when I was ready, I would write something practical.

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What Should Writers Blog About?

Posted On: 2014-10-29
By: Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson of bookpromotion.com is back with another timely article - this week alone we got three queries very similar to this one! Blogging is essential for a writer, but finding the right topic to blog about can be tricky to put it mildly. If you are having trouble discerning what to focus your blogging efforts on, read on for Rachel's great insight...

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Writing Under a Pen Name

Posted On: 2014-10-22
By: Mercedes Tabano

Throughout history, many authors have used pen names. Mark Twain, George Sands, Richard Bachman, and C.S. Lewis, are all pen names. These names have worked well for these authors, but the real question is, will a pen name work well for you?

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Fiction vs. Nonfiction - Essential Information

Posted On: 2014-10-15
By: Mercedes Tabano

When an emerging author decides he wants to be an author, the big question is ‘should I write fiction or nonfiction’. It’s a difficult decision to make. After all, both have devoted followings, both have niche markets and both have the potential to make you a lot of money. So which one is right for you?

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Embracing New Adult

Posted On: 2014-10-08
By: Mercedes Tabano

In the publishing world, books are categorized by type and genre. Types include fiction and nonfiction. Genres include categories such as self-help, hobbies, businesses and so on for nonfiction, and romance, thriller, horror, etc. for fiction. ?Among these genres, books are then split up even further into children's young adult, adult, and more. But have you heard about the latest category, New Adult?

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Comic Books on Amazon

Posted On: 2014-10-01
By: Mercedes Tabano

Many authors write novels, some write short stories, others write how-to's and some write comic books. The first three groups of authors find readymade marketplaces on Amazon sites. However, for the last author, indie publishing is a little more difficult. This article will address the needs of the indie comic book author on Amazon properties.

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Carving Out Time to Write

Posted On: 2014-09-24
By: Mercedes Tabano

When you're a writer, particularly one with a job or family (or both) it can be difficult to find the time you need to write. In fact, it can be downright impossible. This article will help you master your time so you can finally carve out the time you need to write.

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Think Carefully About Your Book Titles

Posted On: 2014-09-17
By: Katherine Sears

How Do You Title Your Book? There are really two main schools of thought here - title it descriptively or title it evocatively. There are plusses and minuses to both methods, and you should spend some time researching your genre to see which is more popular. Regardless, while it may be tempting - do not fall in love with a title until you take the time to truly do your homework.

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Different Editors for Self Publishers

Posted On: 2014-09-10
By: Miral Sattar

A lot of people mistakenly believe that there's only one type of editor that can edit your eBooks. This is simply not true. In fact, different editors specialize in different editing aspects of your book, and each type of editing is crucial to producing well-written texts! Miral Sattar, a mover and shaker in the publishing world, shares her insights towards the different types of editors that could benefit self-publishers below. Enjoy!

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Are You Really Ready For a Publicist?

Posted On: 2014-09-03
By: Lori Culwell

One question that we get a lot goes along the lines of, "Should I hire a publicist to help market my book?" The answer usually is no, not yet. Lori Culwell of bookpromotion.com fame took time out of her schedule to address one person's inquiry; though names have been omitted, this person's scenario might sound very familiar to you. Enjoy!

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Offline Ways to Market Your Book

Posted On: 2014-08-27
By: Mercedes Tabano

When it comes to marketing, it's easy to think of online methods only. Social media platforms, videos, book groups like Goodreads are all great ways to market your book. However, if you don't take your book marketing offline, you could be missing a huge chunk of the market. Here are the top ways to market your book offline.

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Marketing, Hate, and Upholding a Higher Standard

Posted On: 2014-08-20
By: Katherine Sears

The internet is full of nasty comments, vicious (and probably not real) reviews, and all other sorts of unpleasantness. Even things as innocuous as kitten videos have people spewing fire! Things get even more pernicious when competitors or marketers engage is ruthless mean tactics. Katherine Sears of Booktrope fame addresses the ugly side of marketing ebooks.

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How Much Time and Energy Should You Invest in Facebook?

Posted On: 2014-08-13
By: Mercedes Tabano

Facebook recently ran a little experiment that showed a select group of people only negative reviews. Ah yes, Facebook algorithms at their finest! While the full backlash of this for Facebook is just getting started, marketers have already started to feel it. Maybe, just maybe, Facebook is dying as a marketing tool.

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