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What to expect when you’re publishing on Amazon Kindle Store – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

What to expect when you’re publishing on Amazon Kindle Store – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

A few weeks back I told you about Google Play Books and why you should get your book there. Maybe telling you to publish your book on Amazon is preaching to the choir but it’s still good to know what getting your book on the Kindle store entails: Where will your book be? What’s the

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Mythbusters: Debunking 6 Untrue Ideas About Freelance Authors – Sophie Mest | Guest Post

As web-content becomes a hot commodity, many people are moving into the realm of online freelancing as a way to make money or supplement their incomes. While it may seem daunting at first, becoming a freelance writer is actually a simple process that anyone good with the written word can begin. Here are a list

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Top 5 Tips for Writing a Graphic Novel – Jessica Gust | Guest Post

Millions upon millions of people worldwide read graphic novels; from comic book shops to Hollywood’s new found obsession with the comic book hero, graphic novels have never been as popular as they are now. As a kid who loved comic books and always held the secret dream of writing and creating your own heroes and

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Tips for Independent Authors on Optimizing their Website – Emma Miller | Guest Post

Whether you think it is the best thing since sliced bread or you hate it with burning passion, the reality is that the internet has become an inseparable part of our lives. As we have all learned over these last 20-odd years, the Age of Internet comes with all kinds of strings attached and for

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How to Market Your Self-Published Book – Catrin Cooper | Guest Post

There are lots of talented authors, whose names are still unknown to the modern audience. All they want is to promote and sell their self-published book, to show their piece of art to the whole world. There are many ways to promote a new book even if it is your first one and you do

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Grow as a Writer – Critique Your Own Work – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Most of the big writers throughout history succeeded in their jobs because they often critiqued their own work. The logic is simple – if you write something for the first time and you like it instantly and think it is the best piece of writing ever, you are wrong. Every writer needs to re-read their

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How to Deal with Negative Book Reviews – Kelly Smith | Guest Post

No matter how great your book is, some people are bound to dislike it. It really bites, but that’s reality for you. For every great review, you’re going to get a negative review. In fact, some good reviews may also consider flaws that a reader found with your book. Knowing how to handle the situation

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6 Social Marketing Hacks That Don’t Take a Team to Implement – Disha Dinesh | Guest Post

As per a survey conducted by UNESCO, there are around 2.2 million books published each year. With the sheer volumes of books and content being created and made available to people everywhere, competition for market share has increased considerably. As an independent author who is hard-pressed for time and resources how do you match up

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A Writer’s Journey from Rough Draft to Publication: How to Survive It – Stephanie Norman | Guest Post

If there’s a single phrase that can describe a writer’s passion when working on the first draft, it would be inspired by Churchill’s words: “blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Writing can be a torturous process. You have great ideas in your head, but the fact that you can’t capture them all on paper is devastating.

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10 Common Habits of Successful Published Authors – John Cabrera | Guest Post

One of the most appealing aspects of becoming a writer is that for most it’s a pursuit of passion. From an immature I-got-A’s-in-all-my-English-classes standpoint it may seem like one of the easiest and enjoyable professions. This naivety is quickly defeated when a writer learns that, while there is a magic in writing, there is also

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