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Book Publicity Campaign Extras: PR Elements to Boost Excitement – Diane H. Wong | Guest Post

Book Publicity Campaign Extras: PR Elements to Boost Excitement – Diane H. Wong | Guest Post

Book publicity extras—like book tours and book parties—can boost media and reader awareness during your book’s launch. In addition to the book publicity basics you can expect from your publisher or hired publicist, there are a number of other tactical publicity elements that can be deployed in service of getting media attention for your book.   Book

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How to Write a Book Review for Your Author Website – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

You don’t have to keep cranking out new books to provide engaging content for your readers. Instead, you could write a book review on someone else’s work on your author website. Not only will this help you communicate your opinion with your fans, but you can also make use of Amazon Affiliate links to help

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Print vs. eBook: A Comparison for Independent Publishers – Beau Peters | Guest Post

As of 2014, the UK published more books per capita than any other country in the world. Now, thanks to advancements in technology, it’s easier to be an independent publisher than ever before. As a result, that title should continue to hold steadily. But, technology has also created more choices on how to go about

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Children’s Books Never Go Out of Style – Kathryn Starke | Guest Post

Fifteen years ago, I wrote a children’s book to teach the seven continents to my second-grade students who could not imagine a world outside of their own community. Amy’s Travels became the first children’s picture book to teach all seven continents. Based on the true story of my college suitemate Amy, the example of Latina

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Louise Glück Awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 has been awarded to the American poet Louise Glück. The announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2020, presented by Mats Malm, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 8th October 2020. for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.

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Infographic: How to Get Reviews for Your Book

Getting reviews from your prospects can be a difficult task to accomplish. It is because some might have stumbled upon your book but didn’t bother to click on it, while others may have purchased it but didn’t mind to leave a review. One way or another, these two instances are really dreadful on your end;

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Writing Short Stories: 5 Authors on The Craft of Short Story Writing – K.T. Mehra | Guest Post

There is magic in a great short story.  Short stories can capture your imagination like nothing else, and in as short a time as your morning coffee break.  How do you write a great short story that moves someone in just a few pages? We’ve gathered 5 world-famous authors on just that!  Here’s 5 authors

How to Write a Strong Female Character the Right Way

How to Write a Strong Female Character the Right Way – Jennifer Jacksons | Guest Post

Over the past decades, the term “strong female characters” has become a buzzword in the literary world. Strong female characters basically refer to those women in books, poems, and other works of literature who possess strong qualities and convictions. They are the female characters that women in real life ought to idolize. For the past

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Marketing Strategies for Authors: Beyond Beginner – Rebecca Carter | Guest Post

You might be ready for more advanced social media strategies. When you first dipped your toe into Twitter or gathered friends on Facebook, it was enough to just have a social media presence. Now that you’ve gotten a little savvier, maybe refresh yourself on social media best practices and etiquette — and then take it

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IPG REVEALS 2020 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING AWARDS SHORTLISTS

The Independent Publishers Guild has announced the 13 shortlisted categories and finalists for this year’s Independent Publishing Awards. They are: THE PAPERBACK BOOKSHOP TRADE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR Atlantic Books, Faber & Faber, Oneworld, Sandstone Press BLACKWELL’S CHILDREN’S PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR Nosy Crow, Sweet Cherry Publishing, Walker Books, Wonderbly PLS ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER

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