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7 Pieces of Advice on Promoting Your E-Book – Annabelle Short | Guest Post

7 Pieces of Advice on Promoting Your E-Book – Annabelle Short | Guest Post

You’ve put in the long hours… You’ve overcome writer’s block… You’ve put all your efforts into developing your newest masterpiece – your e-book. Now, you plan to sit back and watch the downloads flow in… But, wait. Do keep in mind that there is still a fair amount of work to be done – your

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Draft2Digital Partners with Findaway Voices for Audiobook Alternative to Audible

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, July 17, 2017—Today marks the launch of a partnership between publishing aggregator, Draft2Digital, and audiobook production service, Findaway Voices. The partnership opens opportunities for independent authors and publishers to easily produce and distribute audiobooks to over 170 markets, including Amazon’s Audible and Apple iTunes. Indie authors can now produce and publish audiobooks

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The Overlooked Discovery – Peter McCabe | Guest Post

An opinion about whether Shakespeare’s dictionary has been discovered: It has. In 2014, two New York antique booksellers, George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler, published their own book Shakespeare’s Beehive. Therein they announced that through the course of their work, they had discovered a dictionary called Baret’s Alvearie, published in 1580, thoroughly annotated from front to

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11 Habits You Should Get Rid of to Become a Better Writer – Catrin Cooper | Guest Post

You can’t be a successful writer by accident. The reason for this is that you have to develop as a writer and learn from other writers. It can take years and a lot of sleepless nights before you master it. You also need the guidance of your trusted mentors to help you along the way.

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3 Crucial Marketing Tips for Self-Publishing Authors – Damon Freeman | Guest Post

When it comes to self-publishing authors, marketing your book becomes just as important as writing a fantastic page-turner. The ability to sell yourself may seem difficult, but with some crucial tips, it is easy to do. With proper marketing, you can spread the word and convince people to purchase your book. Designing Your Book Cover

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What to expect when you are publishing on subscription services – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

In April 2017, Netflix reported having over 98 million subscribersworldwide, including more than 50 million in the United States. Deezer currently has 16 million monthly active users, and 6 million paid subscribers as of 29th Jan 2017. In June 2017, Spotify reported to have over 140 million monthly active users, with over 50 million paying subscribers. Subscription services are well and truly here to

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Seven Films About Writers That Will Motivate You – Amelia Dermott | Guest Post

Every single writer has moments where they don’t feel like much of a writer at all. It isn’t always easy to sit down in front of your manuscript and let loose into a creative frenzy. Sometimes, you need to step away for a little while in order to come back with a fresh perspective. Try

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2017 | Douglas Burcham

Douglas writes a follow up to his post in February 2017 in his Writing and Reading for Pleasure series with a reflective post on recent activity.   Reading One  Thursday I did not go shopping for short stories. My intention is to spend some time on looking at the latest fashions on book cover design

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Fifty Shades and the Martian Self-Publishing Marketing Secrets – Zachary Jarvis | Guest Post

When people think of an eBook success story, they tend to think about Fifty Shades of Grey. It was an eBook that was released by a small Australian company that also did print on demand and became a worldwide phenomenon. The Writer’s Coffee Shop didn’t have a big marketing budget, and so the legend that

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