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Book Excerpt: Cocktails and Mock-Tales by Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch

Title: Cocktales & Mock-Tales

Authors: Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch

Publisher: ASJ Publishing

Pages: 90

Genre: Humor

Cocktails and Mock- Tales is not just about alcoholic beverages. The book is about sensations that tickle your…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on August 23, 2016 at 8:10am — No Comments

Book review: Who Goes There?

Who Goes There?

L. R. Gray

 

This is a wonderful children’s book for kids 5 to 9 about how one can conquer fear with the help of God at our side. It also teaches the importance of the love of neighbour and the need to help anyone in need. It is a book that will…

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Added by Irene Roth on August 22, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments

An Author’s Guide to Praise and Endorsement Best Practices



I get an inordinate number of questions about what the industry fondly calls “blurbs,” and here I attempt to cover them all with a detailed list of how authors can approach soliciting and choosing, and everything in between. In today’s book marketplace, blurbs still matter to publishers and the industry at large, in part because they’re a bit of a holdover from a bygone era and publishing is big on tradition, and in part because household names…

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Added by Brooke Warner on August 12, 2016 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

How to Write a Kissing Scene

 

Yup, this is what we're talking about today. Kind of glad that I'm not a vlogger because I can hide behind my computer this way.



 What kind of kissing scene are we talking about here? Are we going for the hot and steamy? The gentle, lingering kiss? The gentle kiss that suddenly becomes rough and desperate? The kissing scene that you write will depend on your book, and your characters, and the situation.



 Yes, the situation is…

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Added by Ashley Earley on August 6, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] Every Book Has a Story

When I was in 4th grade, I got a D in math. I felt like a failure. To me, math knowledge equated with "smarts." And, naturally, "smarts" equated with success. At 9 years old, I was doomed to a life without success.

Three years later my seventh grade English teacher read one of my essays to the class. She cried a little at one part. At 12 years old, I knew I was destined to write a book.

Through medical school (I did actually prove those "smarts," after all, and became an…

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Added by Christine Meyer on August 2, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Which Cover????

I need your help! I have completed the first draft of the next book in my Dancing through Life Series, An Irish Slip Step. Now, time to pick a cover but which one? I love them both. I guess that’s a good problem to have. I would love to have your input on which cover…

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Added by Patricia Robertson on August 1, 2016 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Pricing Change at RABT Book Tours

Hello Lovely Authors!



We just wanted to post here and let you all know we have done a little bit of tweaking to our current packages and in order to stay competitive we have had several of them go down in price, some quite a bit! One is $70 cheaper!! 



What does this mean for you? 



10 Stop Tour (2 Weeks) - $40

20 Stop Tour (1 Month) - $75

30 Stop Tour (6 Weeks) - $110

40 Stop Tour (2 Months)…

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Added by Cami Hensley on July 31, 2016 at 5:37pm — No Comments

New Book from Organization Expert Jane Stoller Helps Readers Lead Happier and Healthier Lives

July 21, 2016 (Zurich, Switzerland) – Jane Stoller announced today that her book, Organizing for Your Lifestyle, is now available for sale on Amazon. Organizing for Your Lifestyle is a fun,…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on July 21, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

July 13, 2016 (Ottawa, Canada) – Cara MacMillan announced today that 10% of the revenue garnered from the sale of her book, It Is Only Money – And It Grows on Trees!, will be donated to Development a…

July 13, 2016 (Ottawa, Canada) – Cara MacMillan announced today that 10% of the revenue garnered from the sale of her book, It Is Only Money – And It Grows on Trees!, will be donated to…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on July 13, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

Is Your Website Easy on the Eyes?

A few weeks ago I received a nice email from a fan of my books. She said she's also an author and hoped I might check out her debut novel, which had recently been released. In her email signature she included a link to her website--good for her! I'm always looking for an interesting read, so I clicked on the link to have a look.

What I saw inspired me to write this post because, unfortunately, it was not pretty. Here's why: …

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Added by Maria Murnane on July 5, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

How to Write a Memoir/Nonfiction Proposal

I got the deal for my memoir, The Good Shufu, through an unusually lucky process for a first-time author--one that made the prospect of writing a proposal both more and less overwhelming. One seemingly ordinary day in my life as a writer-without-a-book, an editor at Putnam (a hardcover imprint in the Penguin Random House group) saw a short piece I wrote in The…

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Added by Tracy Slater on July 4, 2016 at 11:30pm — 25 Comments

Mini Book Review: The Sound of the Sundial

Reading is an indulgence for me. The few pages I'm able to read in the evening before I fall asleep are a treasure.



I recently finished reading The Sound of the Sundial, by Hana Andronikova. It was translated from the Czech by David Short, and edited & adapted by Rachel Miranda Feingold.



I had the pleasure of meeting Feingold when she was in Berlin last year. She gushed…

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Added by Bernadette Geyer on July 2, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Writing a Plot Twist

Writing a plot twist can be tricky.



 Plot twists are meant to surprise your readers--to turn them into a completely different plot direction. But, the tricky thing is, the twist has to not only be smart but believable while keeping them interested in the story. You don't want to write a ridiculous plot twist that will make your readers go "That's unrealistic." You want them to take the plot twist seriously and to keep reading your…

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Added by Ashley Earley on June 26, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Book Excerpt: Am I Going To Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction and Grief by Debra Whittam

Title: Am I Going To Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction and Grief

Author: Debra Whittam

Publisher: Turning Point International

Pages: 253

Genre: Memoir/Women’s Psychology/Applied Psychology

Am I Going To Be…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 23, 2016 at 7:14am — No Comments

Minneapolis Authors Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss Announce Several Upcoming Local Events

June 21, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN) – Authors Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss announced today that they will be holding several upcoming signing and discussion events in the Minneapolis area for their new book, B.S.,…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on June 21, 2016 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Book Publishing Secrets: A Conversation with Kaylin McFarren

We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book.  Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation.  It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what he/she did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience. 

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 21, 2016 at 8:09am — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Tap Your Network for Contacts

The other day I received a call from my friend Kristen, who recently opened her own business in the wedding-planning industry. She remembered that close friends of mine had recently been featured in the Vows section of the New York Times, and she wanted to know if an introduction to the reporter who wrote the piece would be possible.

While I'm still working on getting that contact for Kristen, I was impressed by her willingness to…

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Added by Maria Murnane on June 20, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Book Publishing Secrets: A Conversation with Romance Author M C Domovitch

We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book.  Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation.  It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what she did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from her experience. 

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 17, 2016 at 8:04am — No Comments

Book Marketing: Can I Ask You a Question?

For some reason that I have yet to uncover, over the past week I've received several emails that all say more or less the same thing. Here are snippets of three of them:

Dear Maria Murnane, I have recently come across your book, Wait for the Rain, available on Audible and on Amazon, and due to both its quality and plot, it qualifies to be promoted in our community of readers.

Hi Maria, I hope you don't mind me reaching out, but I wanted to say that I think…

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Added by Maria Murnane on June 13, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Five Reasons Why Readers Don't Leave Reviews and my Big ASK!



As I evaluate my progress over the past two years in the world of independent publishing and mark off checklists (website –check, blog – check, email capture – check, newsletter – check, professional cover designs – check, copy-editor – check, beta-readers – check) there is one area where I…

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Added by Patricia Robertson on June 13, 2016 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

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