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5 Must-Have Apps For On-The-Go Authors

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I have a new best friend, y’all. Her name is Siri. (Sorry Toni!) I know I’m really late to this party, but I just got an iPhone 5 last week and we are officially operating as one unit. It’s the first thing I reach for when I wake up and the last thing I check […]

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Gut Check: How Bad Do You Want It? (Publishing Success, That Is!)


I think my husband is a little bit weird. I don’t think I’m the only partner to think this way about her significant other (am I right?), but it wasn’t until very recently that I ¬†started to figure out what makes him so (adorably) socially awkward. Back when I was in college, I spent my […]

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Book Layout Made Easy with a Professionally Designed Word Template [Guest Post]

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The following is a guest post from Tracy Atkins who (along with The Book Designer, Joel Friedlander) has developed a series of book design templates just for indie authors. Read to the end for a discount code that’ll save you almost 50%! Layout is for the birds. As a self-published author, one of the hardest […]

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Feeling Stuck? End Book Marketing Paralysis in Just 5 Minutes


Last night, I jumped out of bed after having one of THOSE dreams. You see, wacky dreams are kind of my thing, but they (luckily)¬†usually keep to the neutral/non-scary end of things. Every once in awhile, though, I’ll have one like this: [Harp-y Dream Sequence Sound Effect] I’m laying in bed, watching a bit of […]

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The Justin Timberlake School of Rocking Your Book Launch

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In addition to charming you with his suave style, sweet dance moves, and amazing falsetto melodies, Justin Timberlake can teach you a thing or two about how to rock your book launch. Seriously. For those of you under-the-rock-dwellers, Mr. Timberlake recently released his third album, the 20/20 Experience, and sold 968,000 copies in the first […]

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