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5 Tips for Healthy Living as a Writer

www.FreeDigitalPhotos.net Today’s guest post is by writer Nancy Parker. Nancy was a professional nanny, and she loves to write about wide range of subjects such as health, parenting, child care and babysitting, and tips for finding a nanny. You can … Continue reading

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Write and Promote Your Indie Book Quicky and Easily

Today’s guest post is by Nina Amir, Author of How to Blog a Book, Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time. In the world of traditional publishing, aspiring authors focus much of their time on building … Continue reading

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13 Book Promotions Tips for Independent Publishers

Marketing begins the minute you get the book idea or decide to write a manuscript. Be aggressive about prepublication marketing to generate working capital. Forge strategic alliances with others who are already reaching your customer base. Write all promotional materials … Continue reading

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Eleven Questions for Today’s Indie Publisher

Your name: D’vorah Lansky Your website: http://BookMarketingMadeEasy.com Your bibliography: Connect, Communicate, and Profit: Build Successful Business Relationships Online Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online Promote Your Book with Teleseminars: Simple and Affordable Ways to … Continue reading

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What not to do to sell your Indie Book

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Should you self-publish—or wait for a traditional deal?

I get asked this question a lot by authors who are looking for a simple, cut-and-dried answer. But deciding which might be the right option for a particular author depends on a number of things. Here are some questions to … Continue reading

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11 Questions for the Indie Publisher

Your name: Kevin Cullis Your website/blog: http://www.MacStartup.com Your bibliography: How to Start a Business: Mac Version; i.Business Issue #3, #4 magazine articles: 1. What is your background? Writing a Masters thesis for my Masters degree in Administration was the largest … Continue reading

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Why would a happy self-publisher want an agent? A Q&A with agent Jody Rein

My friend Jody Rein, a terrific agent and former Random House Executive Editor, will be hosting a hot webinar for self-publishers on Thursday, June 30! Writer’s Digest asked her to put together an insider’s take on how self-publishers can find … Continue reading

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11 self-publishing strategies for success

As self-publishing continues to go mainstream and lose its stigma, more and more authors are taking the plunge and going indie. Success, however, is certainly not guaranteed. By following the tips below, you’ll avoid many of the pitfalls and enhance … Continue reading

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When book reviews go bad–or how to react when a reviewer hates your book

Back when I was in college, I had two English lit professors one semester who I would frequently see on campus lunching together, having coffee, and so forth. They were so different from each other, it was always kind of surprising … Continue reading

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