It’s About You: How To Write Your Author Bio

    It’s About You: How To Write Your Author Bio

    What makes you so special? No snark intended … the query is posed to get you thinking about how to write your author bio. You’ve written your book with your ideal readers in mind. However, those readers probably don’t know you yet. Unless your surname is Rowling,...

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    Meet Your Reader Avatar

    Meet Your Reader Avatar

    Have you ever had the feeling, after reading a book, that it was written with you in mind? There’s a good chance it was, because you are the author’s avatar. When you’re the avatar — the ideal reader — for a book, you fall in love. Subtle cues lead you to the book:...

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    Choose the Right Social Media For Your Book

    Choose the Right Social Media For Your Book

    Social media is a powerful tool for marketing your book. It’s technology’s answer to “word of mouth.” With the number of platforms and networks growing all the time, it can be confusing to choose the right social media platform for your book. The first thing to know...

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    The Inner Elements of Your Book: A Glossary

    The Inner Elements of Your Book: A Glossary

    You’ve written your manuscript and you’re preparing for publication. It’s time to think beyond the core of your book (your story) and start considering the other inner elements. Here’s a short glossary of the important “other parts” that complete the inside of...

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    Legal Checklist for Self-Publishing Authors

    Legal Checklist for Self-Publishing Authors

    When you think about the legal side of self-publishing, you may believe that all you need to do is stamp an introductory page with a copyright symbol, and call it “done”. However, there are other facets to consider before publishing your book. Traditional publishers,...

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    Advance Review Copy (ARC) for Book Launch Success

    Advance Review Copy (ARC) for Book Launch Success

    Before you publish, it’s common practice to give away pre-release copies of your book. These are called ARCs which stands for advance reader copy or advance review copy. These books allow fans to create a buzz by reading and reviewing your book before it’s released...

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    How to Find a Publisher That Will Buy Your Book

    How to Find a Publisher That Will Buy Your Book

    When you sit down with Randy Peyser, Founder and CEO of AuthorOneStop.com it’s easy to get swept up in her storytelling. Many of her stories involve pitching manuscripts to literary agents and publishers in rapid fashion. She is extremely selective as to what books...

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    Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Reader Reviews

    Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Reader Reviews

    Reviews of your book are one of the most important parts of your book marketing plan. There are several kinds of reviews—editorial or trade reviews that you pay for directly, reviews in consumer magazines and newspapers that you normally pay for by hiring a publicist,...

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    My First Trip to BookExpo America

    My First Trip to BookExpo America

    BookExpo America (BEA) is the largest annual book trade book fair in the United States. It’s an opportunity for publishers to showcase upcoming books. Originally when the book fair started out in 1947, it was named the American Bookseller Association Convention and...

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    Pricing Books: The Best Strategies for Self-Publishers

    Pricing Books: The Best Strategies for Self-Publishers

    There isn't a catchall answer on how much to charge for your self-published book, but there are great methods for determining how to price books to sell. After all, you have spent a lot of time writing. You want some return on your investment. Of course, if you have a...

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    How to Upload Your eBook to Apple Books

    How to Upload Your eBook to Apple Books

    Uploading your book on Apple Books is not easy compared to booksellers like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Here’s what to expect: online documentation that is out of date, bugs at every step in the process, and needing multiple apps and logins to complete the process....

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    Fact or Crap? 9 Publishing Myths Debunked for You!

    Fact or Crap? 9 Publishing Myths Debunked for You!

      Recently, I gave a presentation to some business leaders about book publishing and I titled my talk, Fact or Crap? It turns out there are a bunch of misconceptions when it comes to self-publishing or traditional publishing a book. They were shocked to learn...

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