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The Advantages of Self-Publishing

   I have self-published 2 books now and I wanted to share some advantages of self-publishing with you guys now that I feel that I have enough experience. Sometime down the line, I will write disadvantages to self-publishing as well so you can decide the best route for yourself.



 You basically have total say in the book cover. This does come out of your own time and pocket. I would not recommend making your own unless you have experience and can make the cover look…

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Added by Ashley Earley on February 18, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Book Release for A Divorce Companion

What's so special about A DIVORCE COMPANION?

This is an edited and clean version of the best blog posts I have written. I spent many hours editing to make this e-book cohesive and easy to navigate. It’s categorized into logical sequence. For example, in the TOC you will see the book begins with ‘Courage’. All the best blog posts dealing with mustering courage and strength are included. Next is ‘Transition’. All the blog posts dealing with making the transition from a…

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Added by Lisa Thomson on February 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Alone in Paris - Chapter One: The Romantic Streets of Paris

   This is the first chapter of Alone in Paris. Enjoy!

Chapter One: The Romantic Streets of Paris

 The streets of Paris are crowded. Because of this, I don’t want to stay long.…

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Added by Ashley Earley on February 15, 2017 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Alone in Paris BLOG

   Hey guys! I have some news. Not big news, but news.

 I started an Alone in Paris blog so you guys have one place to go to look at anything involving Alone in Paris. Here is the link, http://aloneinparisbook.blogspot.com.

 And now I'm going to tell you a little bit about it. So I came up with the idea to start a blog for Alone in Paris about 4 hours ago, while I was procrastinating. I'm supposed…

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Added by Ashley Earley on February 15, 2017 at 1:51pm — No Comments

What I Do When I Can't Write...

   What I do when I can't write.... I'm going to be telling you guys a lot today.

 I don't like it when I can't write. Now, I'm not talking about not being able to write because to every writer's good ol' pal writer's block. And I'm not talking about when you have to miss a day or two of writing because of a busy schedule.

 Oh no. I'm talking about not being able to write for weeks - sometimes months. Yeah, I know you cringed too.

 I'm a college…

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Added by Ashley Earley on February 15, 2017 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Fiction vs Nonfiction Book Blurbs

Hi. I wanted to clarify the difference between Fiction and Nonfiction back cover copy. They serve different purposes and need to be treated differently.

To be sure we're on the same page, this is the copy also known as the book description, not to be confused with "blurbs" which come from reviewers.

Nonfiction Back Cover Copy

The nonfiction back cover copy is about the destination. The reader wants to know what they are going to get…

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Added by Glenna Mageau on February 9, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Two Easy (and Free!) Ways to Spread the Word About Your Book

By far the most common complaint I hear from authors, especially those who go the indie route, is, "I have no clue about marketing!" A close second is, "I have no money to spend on marketing!"

Here are two things you can do that won't cost you more than time and effort:

1.    Reach out to book clubs and offer to attend their meetings (or call in) if they select your book

A great way to find book clubs is to create a free account on meetup.com. Using…

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Added by Maria Murnane on February 6, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

An Author’s Guide to Book Subtitles

A conversation about book subtitles should always start with genre, as best practices for subtitling vary from genre to genre. Recently, a memoirist I’m working with presented me with a long list of things her…

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Added by Brooke Warner on January 27, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Scouting locations for book launch parties

Last August I met up with a friend to visit a store I wanted to describe for a scene in the novel I was writing at the time. It was dreadfully hot that day, so after I'd finished my research we made a beeline for a quiet (and air conditioned!) pub on a random side street in Manhattan. After we ordered our drinks I looked around and thought to myself, This would be a great spot to have a book launch party. I didn't even know what the place was called, and it would be months and…

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Added by Maria Murnane on January 23, 2017 at 2:22pm — No Comments

New Book: Alone in Paris

Here is the cover for my upcoming book, Alone in Paris!

Alone in Paris is currently available for pre-order on Kindle and Amazon!

Blurb:…

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Added by Ashley Earley on January 9, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Behind the Book – Joan Stanford, The Art of Play

I hadn’t planned to write a “real” book, never imagined being published. I do not identify as a writer, do not do research or create characters. Nor am I a memoirist although what became my book does relate my journey. So the story behind the book…

I had discovered expressive…

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Added by Joan Stanford on January 6, 2017 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Alone in Paris Cover Reveal on January 7th

   Alone in Paris cover release on January 7th!



COVER REVEAL

The cover for my upcoming…

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Added by Ashley Earley on December 30, 2016 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Alone in Paris Cover Reveal on January 7th

   Alone in Paris cover release on January 7th!



COVER REVEAL

The cover for my upcoming…

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Added by Ashley Earley on December 30, 2016 at 2:45pm — No Comments

More than just a romance, October 25, 2016 By Vicki Goodwin This review is from: The Chocolatier (Kindle Edition) The story flowed well and was alive with danger and emotion. I liked that Charles a…

More than just a romance, October 25, 2016

This review is from: The Chocolatier (Kindle Edition)
The story flowed well and was alive with danger and emotion. I liked that Charles and Charlene were struggling…
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Added by Brenda Scruggs on December 29, 2016 at 7:49am — No Comments

More than just a romance, October 25, 2016 By Vicki Goodwin This review is from: The Chocolatier (Kindle Edition) The story flowed well and was alive with danger and emotion. I liked that Charles a…

More than just a romance, October 25, 2016

This review is from: The Chocolatier (Kindle Edition)
The story flowed well and was alive with danger and emotion. I liked that Charles and Charlene were struggling…
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Added by Brenda Scruggs on December 29, 2016 at 7:49am — No Comments

A Book Blogger's Tips for Building Relationships with Publishers and Authors

If you publish a book review blog, one of the biggest obstacles you face is getting access to books you can review. Perhaps you started blogging – as I did – by reviewing books you already owned and now you want to expand the scope of your reviews to include forthcoming books or a wider variety of…

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Added by Bernadette Geyer on December 20, 2016 at 1:04pm — 6 Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Tips for Using Video to Promote Your Book or Business

Years ago, as a grad student at USC film school, I never imagined I’d be producing videos to promote my writing, teaching, and coaching practices. But here I am doing just that. Since completing my memoir, …

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Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on December 19, 2016 at 12:11pm — 2 Comments

Book Excerpt: Wanna-be's by Mark Connelly

Title: WANNA-BE’S

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Mark Connelly Productions

Pages: 188

Genre: Literary Fiction/Humor/Satire

With his new girlfriend – a soccer mom with a taste for bondage – urging him to “go condo,” failed screenwriter Winfield Payton…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on December 13, 2016 at 7:13am — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Create a Social Media Presence for Your Main Character

A great way to get your readers to tell their friends about your book is to stay in touch with your readersA newsletter is certainly one method to do this, but it's not the only one. A creative way to maintain a relationship with your readers over time is to bring your main character to life through social media. I've done this for the protagonist of my Waverly Bryson series via…

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Added by Maria Murnane on December 12, 2016 at 8:51am — 3 Comments

To write or not to write a book proposal

I am currently writing a memoir and feel I have a solid first draft although I'll need at least another year to fine tune and rewrite. But, what is stymieing me is the book proposal. After researching what goes into a non-fiction book proposal, it feels like a much higher mountain to climb than just writing the damn book. If anyone has any helpful advice, I'd really appreciate it. My new thought is that it would be far more advantageous for me to spend my time writing a book proposal instead…

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Added by Rebekah Crawford on December 7, 2016 at 4:26am — 2 Comments

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