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Book Publicity: How to Get Free PR for Your Book

A few weeks ago I attended a media training event with panels presented by journalists from national news outlets (NPR, Associated Press, Mashable, Techcrunch, Time Warner News Broadcasting). These journalists are the ones who are writing and reporting on stories, and the people we are all trying to reach. Here are their tips for how […]

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Top Five Tips for Engaging Readers from a Bestselling Author

Staying connected to readers and making sure that you can interact with them isn’t just a necessity in this industry, it’s vital. Social media has given us some incredible opportunities, as authors, to be able to stay in touch with readers. Quite honestly, not only does interacting with readers on social media help me as […]

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The Friday Five: Indie Publishing News (April 18th – April 22nd)

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Smashwords released the findings of their fifth annual 2016 Smashwords Survey this week. The survey takes a data-driven approach to identify potential best practices that can give authors an incremental advantage and identifies habits of the most successful authors. Mark Coker has done a great job of summarizing the key takeaways here. If you’re going to read one article this week, the survey findings should be it.

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The Friday Five: Publishing News to Know (March 28th – April 1st)

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Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, had an article in Publisher’s Weekly touting the benefits of giving away free ebooks as a marketing strategy. The New York Times ran an article this week on the booming romance novel market and how it’s impacting male cover models.Authors and publishers are getting their giggle on today with various April Fool’s stories.

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Obama and Trump Agree: Indie Authors Will Boost Economy

This post appeared on April Fool’s Day 2016.  In an unexpected show of unity, President Barack Obama and current GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, met to share their opinions on the state of the publishing industry. On the front steps of the Library of Congress, the message from opposite ends of America’s political system were surprisingly similar. “It’s true, […]

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