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Planning a book launch: Launch Day!

It happened! That day that loomed up ahead for almost a full year, that long-awaited, exhilarating day took place. In the days leading up to it, people asked me if I was nervous, and I looked at them funny, wondering why they were asking such a thing. Little by little, their…

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Added by Anjali Mitter Duva on October 30, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Controversial Book Slammed in South America: 'Revives dark powers better left asleep'

October 29, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) – Oliver Sparrow used his considerable knowledge of events and beliefs in the Peruvian Andes of a thousand years to shape the remarkable and exciting new novel, Dark Sun, Bright Moon. Readers in South America are slamming Dark Sun, Bright Moon because the…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 29, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Two Empty Thrones by C.H. MacLean

With her powers growing every day, fourteen-year-old Haylwen Rightad thinks she’s safe in the magical forest. And now that she finally has the friends she always wanted, what is there to be afraid of?

But she’s not out of the woods yet. Old enemies rip through her beloved forest, threatening to haul…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on October 28, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

The Future of Book Distribution

As a representative of the hybrid publishing arena, I attend a lot of conferences and sit on a lot of panels. In the Q&A portion of these events, the question of distribution always comes up. I wrote a post called "Distribution…

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Added by Brooke Warner on October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm — 11 Comments

Inspirational Christian eBook 'Equanimity' Only 99 Cents For A Limited Time

October 28, 2014 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – The price of Equanimity: The Spirit Within, an inspirational Christian eBook by Samuel D. Bartoli, has been lowered to 99 cents for a limited time on Amazon and…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 27, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

WR.PARK Releases His Shocking and Timely Novel, The Franciscan

October 27, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – The most internationally anticipated religious suspense-thriller since Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, WR.PARK’s The Franciscan is now available for sale on …

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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical Romance Author Cynthia Hickey

Book Giveaway Oct 24 – 31: You have a chance to win a sweet romance, In A Texas Ranger’s Arms. Book: U.S. and Canada.

 

A Texas Ranger’s Arms is a sweet romance. I enjoyed this story about a Texas Ranger and a young girl who is trying to keep the land that was meant to be hers. Both characters were wonderfully developed. I totally fell in love with the Texas Ranger who is recuperating at his parents’ home.”  

Stop by at…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 24, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Testing different book covers

Hey All,

I was really unsure what direction to take the cover of my book, so I did some market testing. The surprising results are in the following infographic.…

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Added by Lorelei Elstrom on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway for a YA Novel

Book Giveaway until Oct 23: You have a chance to win two Young Adult Novels for your teens, Mountain of Love and Danger and Stopped Cold. If you have a preference which book you want, let us know.

 

Mountain of Love and Danger is a novella. It’s a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk and will be book number four in a series with four other authors. In it Jack Greenthumb’s having fun—a different day—a different girl to ride around in Fairwilde…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 22, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Instantly Increase Your Followers on Instagram

Over the past month and a half, I've given you tips on using LinkedIn and…

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Added by Meghan Ward on October 16, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

[Tips of the Trade] What Makes a Perfect Book Party? Count the Ways

When my friend Jackie hosted a book party for me at her home near Chicago, she did everything right. 

 

No surprise, given her background. As the director of The Midwest Academy, Jackie spent years teaching people how to organize for social…

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Added by Ellen Cassedy on October 16, 2014 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

[Path to Publication] Rooting Your Book Launch in Community

Giveaway alert! I will be gifting 5 lucky commenters my new book, While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal. Post a comment by October 29, 2014, and 5 of you will be randomly selected to receive a copy. Visit sealpress.com/rules for more information. Winners announced by October 30,…

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Added by Elizabeth Enslin on October 15, 2014 at 10:12am — 13 Comments

Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway!

Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway! You have a chance to win a cozy mystery. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business is flourishing. Visit…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 14, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Surrender -- Letting Go of "The Coconut Latitudes"

A writer colleague recently said (about her book launch) that she realizes her book now has a life of its own--and that it is time to surrender and let it make its way in the world. My official book launch was last Saturday at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. I was thrilled and amazed that over 115 people came to it, and the store manager said the book sales were in the top 5% for author events - even including luminaries such as Al Gore or Jimmy Carter! While that…

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Added by Rita Gardner on October 14, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with YA Christian Author Gail Pallotta

Book Giveaway Oct 13 - 23: You have a chance to win two Young Adult Novels, Stopped Cold and Mountain of Love and Danger. If you have a preference which book you want, let us know.

 

The theme of the book is: You don’t have to be number one for God to love you. It takes place in a small mountain town, but things aren’t what they seem in peaceful Mistville, North Carolina. Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back Freshman year in high school flirting with Jimmy…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 13, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

The Franciscan by WR.PARK

WR.PARK’s The Franciscan is the most internationally anticipated religious suspense-thriller since Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Written 14 years ago, The Franciscan eerily forebodes current events in the Vatican predicting the coming of the current Pope…
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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Patience and Persistence Pays Off In The Garden and Publishing

Gardening is the quintessential lesson in patience. We learn that we have no choice but to wait for plants to grow in their own sweet time; no matter how much we try to hurry them along. Nature will never allow herself to be rushed to fit our demand.…

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Added by Fran Sorin on October 7, 2014 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Inspirational Romance Author Mary L. Ball

Book Giveaway Oct 1 - 14: You have a chance to win an Inspirational Romance, Stone of Destiny. Book: U.S. and E-book: International.

 

 “Taking Taylor's destiny in her hands, Grandma tries to make light of selling the family home, a home Taylor spent much time in as a child, and uses the ‘old lady’ excuse to shame her into staying there to oversee remodeling. Of course the remodeler is a hunk ... and the sparks of battle turn into sparks of…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 30, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

I’ve spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform but also about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.



So this week, when I received multiple e-mails asking what I thought about an article…

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Added by Brooke Warner on September 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — 26 Comments

How Online Bookstores in India are Gaining Popularity Among Book Lovers

They say books are your best friends, and if you ask all the book lovers they would agree with this statement. If someone is sad, happy, excited or angry they read books and flies in the different world with that story. Book lovers need no occasion to read books.…

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Added by Vanessa Clemens on September 23, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

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