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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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PLATFORM: def –

These are ongoing activities that really cannot begin until a writer has developed their platform. The author platform is like a house woven of words. Those words make one author distinct from another — each author’s special pattern-of-patter making each house unique, so to speak. An author platform provides a structure the author can then begin to fill. Words — like living room furniture that reflect one’s tastes — decorate the platform and call to passerbys, “Hello! Something’s interesting here!”

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Publish During a Pandemic?

One way of working for change is to voice your perspective, to write about it. It is true that the voices heard most loudly are those of people in power, and they may use their loud voices to convince others of the perspective that benefits them, and might even convince others to act against their own self-interest. But sometimes writers who write outside of their personal experience expose the wrong-doings of people in power.

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Words are Contagious: Call for Submissions

One way of working for change is to voice your perspective, to write about it. It is true that the voices heard most loudly are those of people in power, and they may use their loud voices to convince others of the perspective that benefits them, and might even convince others to act against their own self-interest. But sometimes writers who write outside of their personal experience expose the wrong-doings of people in power.

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Traveling in Books: Appropriation in Literature: Who are you to write about that?

One way of working for change is to voice your perspective, to write about it. It is true that the voices heard most loudly are those of people in power, and they may use their loud voices to convince others of the perspective that benefits them, and might even convince others to act against their own self-interest. But sometimes writers who write outside of their personal experience expose the wrong-doings of people in power.

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Traveling in Books: NetGalley Reviews

NetGalley can be used both pre- and post-publication. Around 500,000 reviewers and media professionals worldwide use the site to discover new books.

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Traveling in Books: Street Date

A street date is the date a book is for sale and delivered to the reader. It is the date that books that havae been pre-ordered will make it through the distribution stream. It is when your book says, “Hello, world!”

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Traveling in Books: Author Blogs

Making the right choice on how to create and host your author website can be a tough decision.

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