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When YOU'RE Writing Marketing Materials, Be Careful with YOUR Grammar

I recently received an email from a self-proclaimed "branding specialist" with the following subject line: Your invited: 7 Steps to More Dream Clients (workshop) Needless to say, I did not open the email.The workshop in question might in fact be excellent, but because of the grammatical error in the email invitation, my…See More
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Marketing tip: Choose your book's title wisely

When you're thinking about a potential title for your book, I strongly recommend that you do the following:1) Check on Amazon to see if other books already have that titleI'm surprised by how often I come across an article or blog post that mentions someone's new book, and when I go to Amazon to look it up, I find…See More
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Marketing tip: Choose your book's title wisely

When you're thinking about a potential title for your book, I strongly recommend that you do the following:1) Check on Amazon to see if other books already have that titleI'm surprised by how often I come across an article or blog post that mentions someone's new book, and when I go to Amazon to look it up, I find…See More
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Affect vs. Effect

A single letter separates affect and effect, but that one letter makes a big difference. Here's a quick explanation between the two words: Affect is (usually*) a verb. It means to have an impact on something, to influence, or to produce a result. Here are some examples: This rain is going to affect our crops if it doesn't let…See More
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"Hi Tamara, thanks for your nice note about my blog-- and yes, I'm always looking for content! Feel free to shoot me an email anytime at maria@mariamurnane.com :)"
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Affect vs. Effect

A single letter separates affect and effect, but that one letter makes a big difference. Here's a quick explanation between the two words: Affect is (usually*) a verb. It means to have an impact on something, to influence, or to produce a result. Here are some examples: This rain is going to affect our crops if it doesn't let…See More
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Nina Angela McKissock commented on the blog post 'Dos and Don'ts for Soliciting Book Reviews'
"So, WHAT do we send them? A chapter? Should the cover image be included? I have a long list of people I've researched and I feel are valid to my topic. It is nearly impossible to get to them, really. For example, when I listened to Terry…"
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Who I am:
I'm a best-selling author and keynote speaker, and I also provide consulting services to aspiring and/or published authors.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.mariamurnane.com
@mariamurnane.com
www.mariamurnane.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm the author of the Waverly books (Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two), as well as Cassidy Lane and Katwalk.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I'm a paid blogger for CreateSpace -- I began as a self-published author but got picked up by a traditional publisher after a year of doing a lot of creative marketing for my first novel, so I share what I've learned about book marketing and about writing in general.
My writing is:
Fiction
Services I offer to other writers:
On my website I have two on-demand webinars for sale:

1) How to get published: learn the secrets to getting your book into print...and mistakes to avoid along the way

2) How to market a book: smart, creative advice for getting the word to the right ears

Both are available at www.mariamurnane.com
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy Wicoff

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When YOU'RE Writing Marketing Materials, Be Careful with YOUR Grammar

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 4:11pm 0 Comments

I recently received an email from a self-proclaimed "branding specialist" with the following subject line: Your invited: 7 Steps to More Dream Clients (workshop)

 

Needless to say, I did not open the email.

The workshop in question…

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Marketing tip: Choose your book's title wisely

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

When you're thinking about a potential title for your book, I strongly recommend that you do the following:

1) Check on Amazon to see if other books already have that title

I'm surprised by how often I come across an article or blog post…

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Affect vs. Effect

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:05am 0 Comments

A single letter separates affect and effect, but that one letter makes a big difference. Here's a quick explanation between the two words:

 

Affect is (usually*) a verb. It means to have an…

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Time to Plan Your Holiday Book Marketing Campaign

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 9:11am 1 Comment

Who doesn't love receiving a gift in the mail? I certainly do! And book lovers do too. Now that the holidays are approaching, why not put together a list of target readers for your work and send them a signed copy to curl up with on the couch? You never know what it might lead to.…

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At 8:50am on February 10, 2012, Diane O'Connell said…

Great to be your friend here, as well in in the "real" world!

At 11:41am on June 21, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Maria,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

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At 7:00am on June 21, 2011, Margaret Traylor said…

Hi Maria, welcome to She Writes! We're glad to have you here. You can use the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. Let us know if you have any questions!

 

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