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4 Personal Qualities You Need to Become a Successful Writer – Ryan Pell | Guest Post

4 Personal Qualities You Need to Become a Successful Writer – Ryan Pell | Guest Post

Many of us dreamed of becoming successful writers when we were kids. But why so few actually achieve that goal? The problem is that becoming a successful and recognized author is a work in progress, not an overnight success. You cannot achieve it if you don’t go through trial and error. And, mistakes on this

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5 Brazen Social Media Strategies for Writers – Lesley Vos | Guest Post

You are a writer. Whatever you write, you want these writings to be popular and bring you both followers and income. And what’s better than social media channels for building an author platform? But here’s the catch: Social media is a tool. Let’s say it’s a hammer. And when you decide to use social media

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The Grassroots Guide to Reaching Your Readers – Beau Peters | Guest Post

For authors who choose to self-publish, writing their books is only one part of the work. As a self-published author, you also have to consider how to get your book into the hands of the people who want to read it. Grassroots marketing can be an excellent way to keep control over your book while

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How to Support Authors with Books out During Social Isolation – Arslan Hassan | Guest Post

The current pandemic has affected just about everyone. Authors are experiencing a difficult plight as people are too distracted and as events get canceled. In addition to this, many bookstores are not even allowing browsing, while Amazon has de-prioritized many books. The fact is that the world of publishing moves very fast. If authors do

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5 Things to Ensure Before Hiring a Book Cover Designer for Your Next Self-Published Book in 2021 – Raina Jordan | Guest Post

Isn’t it great? The feeling of completing the first draft of your own book! You have finally completed what you started, and that in itself is an applause-worthy achievement. But what is the next step now? As a self-publishing writer, you have to take care of everything for your book, including the writing part (which

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It Started With a Blog: The Journey to my Self-Published Book – Helen Balkwill | Guest Post

From the ages of six to eight I lived in the complex and dangerous former British colony of Aden in what is the modern country of Yemen. The occupying British had only pulled out one month before my family arrived to join my dad, who had been there for a year working with the new

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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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