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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

Book Excerpt: Al-thar by Sean Dow

In Al-thar, (Arabic:revenge) Brent is living a tranquil life on the peaceful Philippine island of Masbate. But the FBI's witness protection plan is not enough when you have destroyed the plans of the world's most feared terrorist group-an assassin is on the way, and his plans are far worse than a simple bullet…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 13, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

How Much Does It Cost to Publish a Book?

   As you write your book, you might be considering to publish it once you're done writing and polishing your masterpiece, but the last thing on your mind is how much it might cost.

 When you start to get serious about self-publishing though, you might start to realize that it takes a lot of time, detail, patience, and more than a few dollars to prepare your book for publication. You have to pay for getting your book copyrighted, you have to hire a book cover artist or…

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Added by Ashley Earley on June 11, 2016 at 8:29am — No Comments

My brain on hope

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Added by Pam McGaffin on June 9, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Birth and Rebirth

     Why does embarking on a new chapter in my writing life feel like both a birth and a rebirth?  Part of the answer is obvious: there is a lot of labor involved, a lot of figurative blood, and real sweat and tears. When I began writing, I was a child creating illustrated poetry books, which were a secondary outlet for my ever-present need to express myself. Those first efforts rhymed. Later, as a 7th grader, I turned to haiku and got my first accolades: an Honorable Mention in…

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Added by Roselee Blooston on June 1, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments

Publishing Another Book

 Ready for some awesome news?



I’m in the process of publishing another book!

It sort of just happened, but I’m glad I jumped into this. I’m constantly looking for book covers, even if I’m not interested in publishing a book yet, so that was what I was doing this weekend when I came across a cover that I absolutely fell in love with and had to have, right then and there.



After I wrote The Darkest Light, I started another book that I set in Paris about a girl that…

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Added by Ashley Earley on May 30, 2016 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Book Publishing Secrets: A Conversation with Larry D. Thompson

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 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 May 22, 2016 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Book Excerpt: Super Sized Success: 9 Steops to Maximum Riches in Minimum Time by Linda Zander

Title: SUPER SIZED SUCCESS: 9 Steps to Maximum Riches in Minimum Time

Author: Linda Zander, The Success Packager

Publisher: MAXAR Press

Pages: 138

Genre: Non-Fiction: Success/Personal Development/Self-Help/Business & Money

 

The only…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on May 22, 2016 at 11:09am — No Comments

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