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Valentine's Day Advice: How Romance Authors Can (Better) Satisfy Their Readers

The romance genre is, without a doubt, the biggest genre in independent publishing.

How to Build Book Marketing Strategies into Your Novel Before You Publish

It’s an exciting time to be an author. And if you’re in still in the writing or editing phase, it’s a great idea to add some elements right into your book that you can use to help market your book when you publish.

What Can Authors Learn from the Most Common Proofreading Marks?

What’s the difference between the writing of an independent author and that of a traditionally published one? In a lot of cases, the answer lies in the details.

Here’s What You Must Know About Finding Your Target Reader

The bottom line is that gaining exposure isn’t that hard, but doesn’t guarantee it will sell books. A book can get discovered countless times, but getting people to buy it becomes much more difficult.
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How to REALLY Reach Your Target Readers and Sell More Books!

If you want to sell more books, (and spoiler alert: we all do), you have to really know your reader.

7 Tips For Launching Your Book On Amazon

As a writer, it can be easy to get caught up in the creative process. However, in order to be a successful author, you also need to get savvy when it comes to marketing.

How does KDP Print Affect Indie Authors?

The main things indie authors should be aware have changed since CreateSpace and KDP Print officially merged — and what has stayed the same.
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Advice for IR Approved Author Diane de Simone: "Write without any expectation of any return on your investment!! Leave it to the gods! To mystery!"

Have you noticed that if you mention ETs you get a smirk or a raised eyebrow? Why? Have you ever thought that’s the way government wants you to respond? That you’ve been programmed? 

5 FREE (and Awesome) Design Tools for Writers

As a self-published writer, you often find yourself in the shoes of a designer too. Here is a selection of less known apps and tools that will help you design and improve the looks of your ads, social media posts, and books.
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How to Increase Your Book Sales and Exposure this Holiday Season

If you’ve ever wondered how to integrate the holidays into your book marketing efforts, below are some useful tips to help you go about doing so.
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Social Media, Venting and the Importance of Finding Author Friends

Social media is like a really bad game of telephone, where you post one thing, and hours later you're sacrificing puppies in your backyard and claiming to be Harry Potter.

Why Your Niche Category Can Make a (BIG) Difference in Your Sales ("Thriller" edition)

Hitting the “Publish” button on KDP may be one of the most exciting moments of an indie writer’s experience. Far from being the end, this moment signals the new upcoming battle against marketing!
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Randy Niederman on THE MYTH OF LOVE: "The male character is based on my time working as a private investigator...The female lead character is based on a Russian woman I became friends with, who worked as a dominatrix."

The premise for this novel--a love affair, in which the woman leaves a man--came during a solitary drive from Athens, Georgia to South Florida. It’s a ten-hour drive and my GPS battery died an hour in, causing me to miss a turn.

3 Top Quick Wins to Boost Your Writing

A look at the top 3 quick wins to boost your writing.
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Hiring A Book Marketing Company? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

You’ve considered hiring a book marketing company to help…

8 Moments When You Swear You'll Never Write Again

When the writing gets tough, the tough just keep writing!

7 Tips for Working (aka Writing) From Home

The following seven tips can help you create a boundary between "home" and "office" work, as well as help with your time management.
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Tips for Avoiding Awkward Author Photos

Listen up, authors: this is a great time to schedule ye dreaded publicity photos (kind of like head shots for actors or corporate photos for CEOs except, you know, authorly.)
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Effective Ways You Can Boost Your Holiday Book Sales…Starting Right Now!

Before you know it, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here and you don’t want to miss out on this beneficial opportunity to elevate your holiday book sales.
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Everything You Wanted to Know about Publishing (But Were Afraid to Ask)

For most of the history of the printed book, there were two ways for an author to get her work in front of readers: traditional publishing and vanity press publishing. That kind of limited choice is so last decade.
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The Marketing Concept that Changed My Life

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, right? So, why was I applying that to each book release?

People Do Judge Books by the Cover

You can’t go anywhere without hearing about a movie or television…
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The 15 Best Book Marketing Insights from Nine Years of IndieReader

Everybody wants to be the next Hugh Howey, Marie Force and/or…