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5 Ways Your Book Must Stack Up to Bestsellers

The only thing that’s certain in book marketing is surprises. In fact, I’ve spent more than 18 years in the book marketing business as an indie author, and I am surprised all the time.
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Should You Write a Series or a Stand-Alone?

It's important to have variety and to make sure, whether you're writing a series or a standalone, that you give your readers what they deserve — a quality, time-consuming, soul altering, reading experience.
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What You Need to Know about Book Marketing and Social Media!

Working smarter, not harder, applies to most things. And social media should be at the top of your list of strategies to streamline.
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8 Rules to Help You Handle Bad Reviews

I remember it like it was yesterday, sometimes I still have nightmares. I was a fresh faced indie author. My shiny new book hit stores and I was THRILLED. It felt like this major accomplishment, I was up all night refreshing just waiting to see if people would love it as much as I did because that's what reviews were for right?
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How (and Why) to Revise Your Book

If you have an older book that just isn’t selling the way it used to, you’re not alone. And maybe your older book could have been better to start with.  But, once your book has been out for a while, you may be wondering if it’s time to move on or keep moving forward with your book marketing plan.  
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Best Reviewed Books of March

IndieReader's Best Reviewed Books: March Edition
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The 12 Step Checklist For Designing A World-Class Author Website

To help you create the best possible home for your books, we’ve created this checklist of attributes that will help you to make your site a success.
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14 Strategies for Indie Author Success

Success as an author doesn’t come from writing alone. And while…
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How to Manage Your Web Presence as an Indie Author

When you think of top brands, you probably think of companies like Starbucks and McDonald’s, right? You see them everywhere, and you can plan on a similar experience at every building with golden arches or a green siren.
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6 Writing Exercises to Help You Start and Finish Your Novel

These six writing exercises will not only provide you with a refreshing break, but will also help further your in-development manuscripts — whether you’re at the start, middle or end of that process.
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18 Top Book Marketing Strategies to Put Into Practice in 2018

As indie authors we all want to sell books. To do this, we need to get better at book marketing. But with the individual strategies changing regularly, how can authors keep up with that?
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How to Price Your Book on Amazon (or Anywhere)

You’ve finally done it: you’ve finished that book you’ve…
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Best Reviewed Books of February

IT IS ABOUT YOU: How the Government Works and How to Help Fix…
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How to Write a Killer Amazon Bio and Sell More Books

As authors, we often don’t spend enough time crafting our bios. Most of us write up a quick “about me” and never give it a second thought. There’s a problem with this tactic: it’s the wrong way to drive sales on Amazon and other sites.
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11 Pitfalls Every Indie Author Must Avoid!

If, as an indie author, you feel like you’re learning how to…
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9 Things to Consider Before Giving Up on Your Book

Penny Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts,…
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Best Reviewed Books of January

The best reviewed books: January edition
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Chris Patchell reveals the publishing strategies + marketing plan that worked for her in Author 2 Author

In IR's first new AUTHOR 2 AUTHOR post, Chris Patchell shares her publishing strategies and hard-won marketing wisdom.
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Best Books of the Month

June (Discovery Award Winners Edition)
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Branding 101 For Authors: What you Need to Know

Branding sounds like one of those scary, nebulous marketing terms that threatens to suck out your soul or turn you into The Borg. It's not.

The Best Self-Published Books of 2016

Our top reviewed books of 2016 compiled for your reading pleasure!
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What It Takes to Open a Bookstore

Researchers Explain Why We Love Harry Potter, First Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest. Why Costco is the best bookstore in the world + more in this week's round-up