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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

Check Out My New Children's Picture Book!

Essential Information

Author: Joanne C. Hillhouse (Antigua and Barbuda)

Illustrator: Cherise Harris (Barbados)

Publisher: Little Bell Caribbean (USA)

Genre: Fairytale, Children’s picture book…

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Added by Joanne C. Hillhouse on December 3, 2016 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Marketing Tip: Connect With Book Bloggers

When I speak with indie authors about their marketing efforts, one thing I hear quite often is that they have no idea how to find people who will review their books. For many this is a huge source of frustration, not to mention disappointment, which is completely understandable given all the time and effort they spent writing the book.

If you're in that boat, one great way to secure reviews is to reach out to book bloggers. Book bloggers love reviewing books, and most of them…

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Added by Maria Murnane on November 28, 2016 at 8:38am — 2 Comments

Forget Amazon Rankings and Just Write!

Book sales are very important to an author. It’s a nice feeling to see a book into which you’ve poured heart, soul and an incredible amount of time, produce healthy sales. The problem is that not all places that put up sales and author rankings are equal or tell the whole truth. A good example of this problem is Amazon.

I know an author who measures his…

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Added by Kristen Houghton on November 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: On Top of the World (Until the Bell Chimes) by David Lamb

Title: ON TOP OF THE WORLD (UNTIL THE BELL CHIMES)

Author: David Lamb

Publisher: Woolly Mammoth Books

Pages: 240

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Multicultural/Humor/Satire

 

2016 BEST FICTION-Pacific Book…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 28, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: One-Way Ticket Home by K.C. Hardy

Title: One-Way Ticket Home

Author: K.C. Hardy

Publisher: Casbury Lane Press

Pages: 262

Genre: Christian Inspirational Fiction

Days before boarding the plane to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, Julie Whitaker receives an unexpected phone call from…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 23, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

Have You Created Your Amazon Author Page Yet?

Did you know that you automatically have an Amazon Author Page if you have a book for sale on Amazon.com? To find yours, do a search on the site for your book's title, then click on your name, which appears directly under the title. If you haven't touched your Author Page yet, you'll see just a list of your book(s), but you have the option of adding things like the following for your current (and future!) fans to enjoy:

  • Your bio—Tell your readers something interesting about…
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Added by Maria Murnane on November 21, 2016 at 9:49am — 10 Comments

Book Excerpt: 23 Minutes Past 1 A.M. by Robert J. Dornan

In the early morning of her sister's wedding day, Mila Kharmalov stared in stunned silence at the coloured sparks streaming from Reactor Four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant.  At that very moment, her life and the lives of everyone she knew changed forever.

 

Years later and on another continent, Adam Byrd was writing biographies for everyday people looking to leave their legacy in book form. When the woman he loved phoned from Kiev offering him the chance to write the story of…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 8, 2016 at 8:01am — No Comments

Pros and Cons of Book Awards

I'm a big fan of applying for book awards. My first novel (Perfect on Paper) was originally self-published, and I believe that one of the reasons it got picked up by a traditional publisher was that it won multiple awards. However, like every book marketing strategy, applying for awards has its drawbacks. I…

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Added by Maria Murnane on November 7, 2016 at 9:39am — 9 Comments

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