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Augmented Reality​ Reveals the Magic Hidden in Book Retail Spaces

Augmented Reality​ Reveals the Magic Hidden in Book Retail Spaces

Augmented Reality is by no means the newest (technology) kid on the block. Though it seems that we’re only now tapping into its true potential – to enable us to connect in a more immersive way with the world, brands and with each other. New Augmented Reality (AR) businesses are popping up everyday. Blippar for

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The Main Problems for Self-Published Authors – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Ever since the rise of the Internet, the publishing industry is no longer the same. Sure, famous A-list authors still have their teams of editors, publishers, legal experts, and marketers. However, if you don’t belong to that category, then you don’t really need a huge team standing behind your work. You can do everything alone.

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How to Find The Time, Inspiration, and Success You Need as a Writer (Infographic) – Matt Banner | Guest Post

I think we can all agree that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Each day, I wake up and set my goals for the day, but I rarely get through all of them. Now, it could be that I’m setting ridiculous goals, but I’d like to think that it’s more about finding the time

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Why You Need a Social Media Publishing Calendar and How to Build One – Antonio Tooley | Guest Post

You invested tons of effort to write your book, and it was even harder to get it published. You didn’t have a team of publishers watching your back; you did all the work on your own. You’re proud of that piece, and you should be. Now, the marketing aspect is also your responsibility. You can

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How Independent Authors Can Grow their Following on Twitter – Jessica Davis | Guest Post

If you’re an independent author, you probably already know that maintaining a good online presence and building a readership is crucial to your success. This is all the more important when you’re primarily self-published, and need internet buzz for people to engage with your work. More than any other type of social media, Twitter is

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Why an Author Needs a Publicist in Today’s Competitive Book Market – Tany Soussana | Guest Post

For the author who is looking to make a difference between where their book is at today (perhaps just puttering along), or where it can be (with a publicist in tow), let me ask you this:  If not now, when? First off, congratulations are in order if you are an author who has made it

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Peters Fraser & Dunlop Launches Agent-Assisted Publishing Imprint

London-based literary agency Peters Fraser & Dunlop (PFD) has recently launched its own agent-assisted digital publishing imprint, IPSO Books. COO of PFD Robert Caskie joined Reedsy founder Ricardo Fayet for an interview to discuss the new venture and Reedsy’s involvement in the project. You can watch the video interview below or read the full transcript available on

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30 Marketing Questions that Self-Published Authors Must Answer – Jason Walberg | Guest Post

Thanks to the ease of access afforded by the Internet, many authors, novelists and writers are taking to self-publishing, which allows their offerings to see the light of day even without the backing of a publishing house or a large marketing budget. In fact, the days of authors crying over a stack of rejection letters

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Six Ways Writers Can Promote Themselves through Facebook – Sally Sanderson | Guest Post

With over one billion users worldwide, Facebook form an ideal platform for writers to promote their work. Currently reigning as the undisputed social media giant, Facebook has transformed the lives of many not only socially but economically as well. Today, bigwig companies are using the platform to promote their products and services, something which as

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Smashwords Introduces Assetless Preorders

Self-publishing platform Smashwords has introduced what it calls ‘Assetless Preorders’ for e-books. While the platform has allowed authors and small press publishers a preorder feature for nearly two years, it required the load up of finalised e-book files. Smashwords founder Mark Coker revealed in a blog post last week that fewer than 10% of e-books released on

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