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9 Conferences for Indie Authors to Attend in 2017

Nine Indie Author Conferences to Attend in 2017

Conferences are the perfect opportunity to meet with your fellow authors, network with publishers, meet readers, and learn new skills. Most of the conferences below focus on education and networking with your peers, instead focusing on reader interaction. We do always recommend looking up your local book festivals and setting up a table so you can meet […]

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How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books

Facebook was once again named the most popular social media platform in 2016 and authors are taking advantage of the vast audience on the platform to get their books in the hands of more readers. This past fall Facebook rolled out page templates so you can tailor your Facebook author page content to best suit […]

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How To Create A Facebook Author Page

Facebook Fan Page for Authors

Facebook is the most popular social media platform. This means that it is one of the best places to find and engage with readers. If you haven’t set up a Facebook Author Page yet, here are some step by step instructions for how to get started. How to Create an Author Page To create a Facebook […]

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2017 Publishing Predictions [Infographic]

We reached out to some of our industry friends for their thoughts on what 2017 holds for authors, small presses and publishers. Their thoughts are summarized in the infographic below. Read the full article on 2017 publishing trends and how they will impact authors here.

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The Story Behind the The Hole Story

As the mom of two young children, I spend a lot of time reading children’s books. Between the books we own, and the library books we borrow, I’d guess we have over 100 children’s books in our home at any given time. Probably more. So when I met Ginger Young, founder of the nonprofit organization […]

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Written Word Media Holiday Inventory 2016

The holiday season is upon us, with Thanksgiving (and Black Friday and Cyber Monday) right around the corner! Every year we sell out holiday dates a little earlier than usual. This year we wanted to give you a heads up to help you plan your promotions. This year inventory will be selling out on the […]

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The Hybrid Author: Everything You Need to Know

Digital publishing has drastically changed the landscape of the publishing industry, opening up new paths to success. Once upon a time the only way for an author to get their books into the hands of readers was to land a deal with a publisher and allow them to distribute your title. This took a lot […]

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Six-figure Book Promotion Strategies for Authors

At Written Word Media, we are always thinking about how we can provide authors with better information to help their careers.  We often get the question, what is the difference between a six-figure author and a part-time author? Earlier this year we mined our data to distil the difference between Financially Successful Authors and Emerging Authors. Today we’re […]

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