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Self Publishing: My Personal Perspective

When I started writing my novel in 2008, I knew only that I wanted to turn my childhood dream into a reality. It wasn’t until I completed the writing process that it even occurred to me to look into the publishing industry and how to get started. I began my research and almost immediately fell […]

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How Marketing Helps You Sell Books

What is marketing and why do I have to do it? Marketing is a combination of two things–using research methods to determine who your customer is and combining services like advertising and public relations to reach this customer. It is, by no means, something that every writer has to have. If your goal is just […]

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Author Branding: An Overview

If you want to succeed long-term as an author, regardless of you choose traditional or self-publishing, there’s one thing you can do early on in the process that will help make that dream a reality: cementing your branding. With the tens of millions of titles out there,┬ácompetition for eyeballs is fierce, and taking the steps […]

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How Effective Design Helps Your Writing Career

Unless you’re planning to stick to recording audio books for your entire career, there will come a point at which design becomes critically important to your success. Like it or not, we do judge books by their cover, and it’s important that yours is one that makes people think “Wow! I want to read that,” […]

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