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WRITING TIPS

Because most writing is actually editing, it doesn’t matter exactly what you get on the page to begin with, as long as there is enough content to edit later.

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WRITING TIPS

Because most writing is actually editing, it doesn’t matter exactly what you get on the page to begin with, as long as there is enough content to edit later.

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How to Serialize Your Novel

There are many serialization places with many different deals for authors. All will cost you something. You need to either have a finished book ready to serialize, or you will need to commit to a vigorous schedule to meet the demand of readers (up to 60,000 words per week.) There are some problems with serialization that have resulted in loss of its popularity of late. Here are a few:

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AN AUTHOR’S HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE: The Publisher disappears . . .

You worked for years on the manuscript. Polished it with the help of friends and family, Shopped it around to agents and publishers. You agonized over the cover and lost sleep when you found the type-o in the crisp, newly-printed final copy. Enormous effort and time has gone into creating that six by nine inch bundle of compressed paper — like mini plywood dreams you carry them forth into the future in order to connect your writing with others. So what happens when all that work just disappears?

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5 REASONS TO ATTEND A BOOK FESTIVAL

Resilience. Authors need it. Book stores need it. Book festivals need it, too. We all need the buoyancy of reboundability! Like most other gatherings, book festivals across the US and abroad were hit hard by the pandemic. but many are returning to vibrancy as we head into the last half of 2022 and 2023.

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5 QUESTIONS for AUTHORS

There are FOUR kinds of reviews an author can receive APPLES, ORANGES, PEARS, AND PEACHES.

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And The Question Was: WHO IS A REVIEWER?

There are FOUR kinds of reviews an author can receive APPLES, ORANGES, PEARS, AND PEACHES.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF PUBLISHING

Reading a book without paper or ink! How incredible is that!  If you suggested the possibility of eBooks in the 15th century, you might have been burned at the stake as a witch!

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CIPHERING THE CRYSTAL BALL OF FUTURE BOOK SALES

Local bookstores were just beginning to make a come-back from the 2008-9 Big Recession, when the pandemic blew writers and booksellers dreams away.

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DESPERATE AUTHORS TURN TO FANTASTICAL EBOOK MARKETING MEASURES!

Get those creative juices flowing because marketing during the pandemic is going to take moxi! While marketing books has always been a challenging task for authors, the publishing industry is in turmoil now. Due to COVID 19, shipping and handling are a big problem with average book shipments now 22 – 30 days. This is having a major impact on the availability of some books through distributors like Amazon. In spite of this, intrepid authors are still marketing their books. Here are some tid-bits and tips to help:

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