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How to Promote Your Book Using Social Media

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Writing a book and spending time on improving it is definitely an important process. And so is the marketing process.

How to Get an Agent to Request your Manuscript

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Literary agents often receive over ten queries from authors a day – but they might only take on a couple of new clients each year.
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Chris Patchell reveals the publishing strategies + marketing plan that worked for her in Author 2 Author

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

IndieReader Can Now Help You Get Reader Reviews

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Unable to generate the number of reader reviews that will encourage…
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25 Online Destinations to Spark Your Writing Inspiration

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Writing and creativity go hand in hand. They are kind of like soul mates – you can’t have one without the other.
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5 Tips to Beat the Self-Publishing Summer Sales Slump

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Is the summer sales slump a real thing? I hear authors say it’s a myth all the time so I guess it depends on who you talk to.
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This is Why Your Books Aren’t Selling: 4 Ways To Improve Now

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“My sales are awful, and I’ve done everything. I give up.”
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4 Reasons Most Authors Fail at Book Marketing

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I’ve gleaned a lot of information on author behavior over the years and especially with the free 30-day book marketing challenge I started on February 1st.
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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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How to Overcome Your Procrastination and Finish Writing Your Book – Part Two

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6 More Tips to Help Get Your Manuscript Finished and OTD (Out the Door)
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How to Overcome Your Procrastination and Finish Writing Your Book – Part One

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7 tips to help you get that manuscript finished and OTD (Out the Door)
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A Novelist’s Most Important Tool

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Warren Adler's novel, Torture Man, was released last month. His film/TV projects include the sequel to his "The War of the Roses", along with "Capitol Crimes", a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery novels, as well as a feature film based on his WWII thriller, "Target Churchill".

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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4 Ways to Solve Your Holiday Book Marketing Problems Now

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If you’d like to see a good bump in your book sales (and who wouldn’t?), here a few easy, practical tips you can do right now!

12 Ways Indie Authors Can Boost Their Holiday Sales

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The holidays are almost here. Yes, if you’re in the book business, when Summer turns to Fall, you start thinking “holiday sales.”
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Keeping the Faith

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What are the conditions that lead to a loss of purpose/belief/faith in your still unfinished manuscript?

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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Making the Time to Write

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You do have extra hours in your day to write. And we'll show you where to find them!

All Dressed Up & Ready to Read

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12 Indies with Amazing Covers
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You Talkin' to Me???

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Tips from a Pro on How to Identify and Reach Your Readers

KU's New Payment Terms: An Author Does the Math

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A formerly traditionally pubbed author finds that, even with Amazon's new calculations, she can still make considerably more money via her Kindle pay-per-page deal sales than she did with a traditional publisher.

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.