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Millennials Market: How to Promote a Book on Snapchat – Brandon Stanley | Guest Post

Millennials Market: How to Promote a Book on Snapchat – Brandon Stanley | Guest Post

Millennials are people who have different values and completely different life approach compared to any other generation. For example, a lot of US millennials prefer Snapchat over Facebook. This is probably because Snapchat is appealing to a younger demographic, providing all the fun and interesting features that most millennials seek. Considering that you’re an author

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Why You Shouldn’t Limit Yourself to Deadlines When Writing? – Warren Fowler | Guest Post

Whether you are a freelance writer, an author, or a student, knowing how to handle your time is crucial. Tasks can be demanding and time can be short. Thus, asking yourself, “is there anything I could improve in my work approach?” is a good start to developing better work habits. If the answer is “yes,”

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Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing and Technology with Paul Cohen (Monkfish and Epigraph) [VIDEO]

Paul Cohen of Monkfish and Epigraph Publishing joined presenter Mick Rooney on Radio Espial to discuss all things publishing, self-publishing, digital publishing and technology.

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Success as a Self-Published Author: Some Hints and Tips – Alex Norwood | Guest Post

With the big publishing houses amalgamating within each other more than ever, it seems harder and harder for budding writers to seek their work accredited through the traditional mass publication model. With this in mind, self-publishing can be an easier way to get your work out there and make a name for yourself. It comes

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8 Things You Should Avoid as a New Writer – Catrin Cooper | Guest Post

Hard work, passion and imagination are the key ingredients you need to succeed in writing. Along the way, however, you’ll make mistakes and have your ups and downs. But most mistakes won’t break your career, as long as you learn from them. If you’re still a newbie and want to become one of the best,

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The Five Common Mistakes to Avoid as a New Author – Jordan Ring | Guest Post

All new authors struggle with the same basic questions. Most jump into the Kindle marketplace with passion and gusto, but end up with meager results due to a lack of forethought and planning. But you don’t know what you don’t know right? The good news is that you don’t have to fall into this same

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From PubIt! to Nook Press: It is Now Barnes & Noble Press

It started as PubIt! in 2010, and by late 2013 became Nook Press. Retailer Barnes & Noble has struggled with its online self-publishing platform for quite some time. Standby, we have another iteration and rebranding just announced to publishers and authors. Meet Barnes & Noble Press. The link explains what is ‘new’. But in the

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8 Ways for Authors to Promote & Launch Their Books – Marquis Williamson | Guest Post

So you’ve finally put in all the effort to create your masterpiece, now you need an audience to purchase it! This may seem like a daunting task but there are a few ways that it can be made easier. Social media and the online community within your niche is the easiest and most affordable way

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Amazon’s CreateSpace Lay Off More Staff in its Full Service Division

Amazon’s self-publishing service, CreateSpace, is laying off staff in its editing, marketing and design division in July because the company is getting out of the business of offering full service options to indie authors. The layoffs will mostly affect customer service positions. Amazon’s long-term plan looks to be to roll the operations of CreateSpace into Kindle

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Top 15 Ways to Promote Your Book – Amber Wilson | Guest Post

One question that keeps coming up among the author community is how to promote more books. Every author’s dream is to be on the best seller list. But how do you get a spot on this competitive list? It is said that the most powerful method of marketing a book is through word of mouth

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