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Developing Your Author Platform

Originally published on opendoorpublications.com by Sonja Hegman Your author platform is the single most important thing you can create for yourself. And I’m not kidding when I write this: You must start promoting at least a year ahead of your book’s release. This might sound ridiculous, but starting the...

Take Your Book to the Top of the Summer Charts

by Gillian Nicol The cool winter weather has finally left us for good and we’ve moved on to longer days and time spent outside enjoying the warm weather with family and friends. Many of us will be making trips to the beach or will curl up on the couch during an afternoon storm where we will more than likely...

The Numbers of Sucess and The Numbers of Failure

by Amy Collins When I started my business 6 years ago, I spent the first three months reaching out to over 800 publishers asking if they would like more information about my services. Each day, I sent out 10-15 well edited, nicely designed emails and/or snail mail packets describing how fabulous I was and...

Make It Happen

by John J. Hohn When I published my first novel Deadly Portfolio: A Killing in Hedge Funds, I thought that I could make the book happen—become a big seller, harvest scores of glowing reviews, and find the world had come knocking. Some of that has come true. The reviews have been consistently enthusiastic. I...

5 Tips to a Successful Book Launch

by Sherrie Wilkolaski The anticipation around launching a book for an author is like the night before Christmas, or the first day of school. You’ve been working towards the big day, getting your book prepared for publication. After numerous edits, selecting a final cover design an author wonders will the...

The Value of Book Fairs for Independent Authors

By Seth Dellon The term “book fair” likely conjures up different images for different people. Even for me–after attending nearly a hundred book fairs and publishing industry trade shows over the past 5 plus years–I have a rolodex of images in my head representing book fairs that go...

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