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5 Rising Star Indie Authors to Read This Summer

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What’s better than a classic book list? How about a whole summer of potential reading time and a book list of rising star authors to fill it with?
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Do’s and Don’ts for Avoiding a Lackluster eBook Promo

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Price promos can be an effective way to get visibility and build a fan base for new authors.
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PlacingLit’s Top 10 Literary Places in Western Literature

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Looking kind of grey outside your office window? Longing for a February getaway that marries your love of books with your yearning to travel?
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J.A. Carter-Winward on "Grind"

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You won't find any velvet blindfolds, latex and leather or furry handcuffs in this book. What you will find is a stark examination of relationships, control, money, power and sex, all culminating into a shocking climax that changes each of their lives.
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7 Must-Visit Literary Bars for the Serious Writer

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Need one last break before gathering with the family tomorrow? Perhaps a place with serious writer vibe (yes, mom, I am still working on that novel about gay vampires)?
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Can You Guess the Writer?

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Love reading (and/or writing)? Can't go a day without a book in your hands? The Quiz below is for bookworms (and authors) like you!
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A History of Banned Books

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For hundreds of years censors have sought to control the types of literature we read by banning certain books.
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Organizing Your Perfect Home Workplace

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Being a writer is hard. Being a self-published writer is harder.
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Book Cover Twinsies

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This nifty info-graphic summarizes why so many book covers--both indie and trad--end up looking alike.
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5 Tips for Crafting a Memorable Book Description

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Jacket copy will never capture everything you want readers to know. Just accept the fact that a book description is supposed to be a teaser.
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Guest Blogging 101

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Guest blogging can be a great way to get your work in front of new sets of eyes and your books on new bookshelves. But landing a guest blogging opportunity isn’t as easy as sending off an email to your favorite blogger.
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5 Ways to Get Publicity for Your Book

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Contacting the press and embarking on a book tour are part of your publicity campaign, but there are other ways to drum up excitement for your book launch.
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Growing Up the Son of a "Mad Man"

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Recalling Advertising's Golden Era Through My Father's Work
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EverAfter Romance App

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New eBookstore Offers Readers & Indie Authors New Exciting New Platform
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Gatekeeping: Snobbery or Quality Control?

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Publishers are a self-obsessed elite keeping those they demean from enjoying the same opportunities as they and their friends do.
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My Acceptance Speech for Your One Star Review

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In the spirit of the Oscars - I haven’t prepared anything. I’m just a mid-list author who never expected to be honored like this. It’s true.
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5 Top Book Trailer Misconceptions

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Part Four: It’s a Passing Phase
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5 Top Book Trailer Misconceptions

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Part One: Quality Doesn't Matter
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22 Kick Ass Heroines

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A selection of books featuring feisty women who can fight as well as outsmart their enemies.
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Anti-Resolutions for 2014

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“Why am I doing this again?”
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Is Self-Publishing Creating A New Underclass?

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For traditionally-published authors, the consistent advice from agents and publishers is "Don't quit your day job." That's not the case with an increasing number of indies.
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What is Literary Value?

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Dan Brown sells more books than Michael Chabon. Does that make Dan Brown a better writer?
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Placing Literature: Where Book Meets Map

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Using the website, detective novel fans can see where Sam Spade of the Maltese Falcon lived and worked in San Francisco. Book lovers in Duluth, Minnesota, can track the literary scenes that take place around the shore of Lake Superior. Amy Tan fans can track the Woo, Hsu, Jong and St. Claire families through their journeys from China to the Bay Area.