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Summertime is a Great Time to Market Your Book

by Karen Hodges Miller “Summertime and the living is easy.” So goes the first line of the great George Gershwin song. Authors may think that summertime means relaxation time – a time to take a break from all that annoying book marketing. Nothing could be further from the truth. Summertime is a great time to...

Judging A Book By It’s Cover

Originally published on authorsboutique.com by Kajette Solomon With thousands of self-published titles in the marketplace, not to mention competing with titles from traditional publishing, how do you make your book stand out? Bridgeman Art Library, a fine art and cultural image resource with over 40 years...

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...

Engage Your Readers

by D.L. Wilson Authors must engage readers. To do that successfully requires learning who our readers are. Established authors need to find ways of communicating with their readers. The new rapidly advancing Internet social networking opportunities provide many new vehicles to get input from readers. An...

Writers’ Block: The Symptoms and the Cure

By Karen Hodges Miller The other day I had a writing deadline. I wrote a lead. Deleted it. Wrote another. Deleted it. Played some solitaire. Checked my email. Wrote a third lead. Deleted it. Got a snack. Wrote a fourth lead. I was suffering from that dread disease, Writer’s Block. If you haven’t...

Are Author Tours Worth It?

by Nicole Riley I am often asked if author tours are successful. We are very honest with the folks we have worked with on what a book signing might look like, yet there are still a number of authors who think there is going to be a line wrapping around the building to purchase their books at every event no...

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