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Staying the creative course with a little help from my friends

I thought my novel, The Leaving Year, was done when I started my “final” round of queries to agents and publishers a year ago.

Now that I’ve been turned down by everyone who had expressed interest, I’m going through yet another major edit of a book that has already…

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Added by Pam McGaffin on March 22, 2017 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Book Excerpt: The Heatstroke Line by Edward L. Rubin

Title: THE HEATSTROKE LINE

Author: Edward L. Rubin

Publisher: Sunbury Press

Pages: 223

Genre: Scifi/Cli-Fi (Climate Change Science Fiction)

Nothing has been done to prevent climate change, and the United States has spun into decline.   Storm…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on March 21, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Link Your Blog Posts to Goodreads and Amazon

When it comes to author blogging, there are two questions I hear more than any others:

1.    What should I blog about?

2.    How can I get people to read my blog?

Regarding the content of your blog, that's up to you. For the most part, I like to blog about grammar, book marketing, and the writing process itself, but other authors take a more personal approach and share details about their daily lives. Those who write nonfiction often blog about the topics…

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Added by Maria Murnane on March 20, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments

ABOUT ALONE IN PARIS

 So I'm going to give some details about Alone in Paris today!

Alone in Paris
About first loves and a betrayal that can be forgiven.
About first loves and a betrayal that saves a young girl from…
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Added by Ashley Earley on March 20, 2017 at 6:38am — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Ask Your Fans to Promote You

If you're like most authors, promoting your work doesn't come naturally to you. The same goes for the vast majority of your readers. They may love your book(s), but it would never occur to them to actively spread the word. And even if they want to help get the word out, they probably don't know how. That's why marketing is so hard!

One way to get your fans to help you is to create a list of easy ways they can promote your work. Then, when readers tell you they enjoyed your…

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Added by Maria Murnane on March 6, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments

4-Step Process for Writing Your First Book in 100 Days

Writing a book sounds like a colossal thing to do and committing to such a task might feel overwhelming. It’s not like walking on the Moon, though – this endeavor is achievable and it’s easier to accomplish than you…

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Added by Lori Wade on March 1, 2017 at 2:56am — No Comments

Alone in Paris Book Trailer

   Here is the book trailer for Alone in Paris!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egw1VdbmoGg

  I know it is just a slideshow but…

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Added by Ashley Earley on February 25, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

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 — 4 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 — 3 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

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