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  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book Doesn't Have to Be Hard

    In the beginning of every career, there is a time when you have to pay your dues from the bottom rung – or near the bottom at least. As writers, because of the solitary nature of our craft and the fact that we may not exactly enjoy having to mi...
  • Writing Dialogue ~ Is 'He Said/She Said' Enough?

     
    Although we're not likely to enjoy hearing this, dialogue may be the single most important aspect of any novel. Most editors will go directly to a dialogue portion of your manuscript before reading anything else. This is because the dialogue in...
  • 10 Writing Tips to Get You to “The End”

    Feeling like you'll never finish your book? Take heart and read on...
  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book – Social Media for Writers

     
    In my last article about marketing your self-published book I talked about creating your author platform. Part of the creation of that platform will naturally (hopefully) be some kind of blog or website that showcases your work. Other than a ve...
  • How Google Alerts Can Help You Build an Organic Web Presence

     
    In the ongoing quest for connections, readers, and book buyers, authors need to be aware of the online tools that can help them build a solid web presence. One that is based on more than the foundation (though solid enough) of content alone. Co...
  • Writing Tips for Fiction Authors

     
    We can imagine that it goes without saying that in order to be a great writer you need to be a great reader. Yet there are countless authors who have offered this advice and countless writers who have ignored it. Whatever genre you're in, read ...
  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book – The Author Platform

    What is an 'Author Platform'?We all have a platform, whether we realize it or not. If you have a career, children, or even a hobby, you already have a 'platform' for those things. Your platform is how you prove to other people that you're good at what ...
  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book – The Essential Basics

    I know that the stereotype for writers has been the image of the hermit who does nothing but churn-out books in his quiet cabin or house by the lake, but the reality of the new world for any self-published author is a vast deviation from that norm.
    Wh...
  • Publishing Your Ebook Online (Without Using Amazon)

    Just for a moment, let us suppose that Amazon's self-publishing platform doesn't exist. I know, crazy, right? Humor me for five minutes though. Amazon may very well be the largest online distributor of ebooks and digital content, but they're certainly ...
  • The Best Software for Writing a Kindle Book

    You have a great idea for a Kindle book, and no idea how to organize your thoughts and get them into a format that is Ebook-friendly. While you will still need to go through Amazon's upload process and have your book in the correct PRC format to do so,...