Bookstores and Libraries Can Give Your Sales a Boost The Publisher's Corner
by Ray Robinson - November 21, 2016 Increase Book Sales Opportunities – Market to Booksellers & Libraries If you want to increase your book sales, consider expanding your marketing plan to include bookstores and libraries. Rather than limiting yourself to selling e-books online only, add hard copies to …
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Indie Authors Need to Spend Money to Make Money The Publisher's Corner
by Ray Robinson - November 14, 2016 Indie Authors Need to Invest in Their Brand Being responsible for all the expenses involved in publishing a book is an intimidating prospect for most indie authors, often causing them to cut corners. An indie author’s expenses do not stop with …
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Editor’s Corner: The Basics of Self-Revision The Editor's Corner
by Angela Wade - November 7, 2016 Basic Techniques of the Self Revision Process Completing a manuscript can feel like conquering Mt. Everest. Whether your work is fiction or nonfiction, minimalist or detailed, short-term or long, you want to raise your flag and shout to the world, “It’s …
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How to Take Command of Your Online Author Presence and Brand The Publisher's Corner
by Ray Robinson - October 31, 2016 Stronger Online Author Brand Requires Consistent Flow of Authentic Communication with Your Audience Today, an author’s online presence greatly affects their ultimate success in book sales and audience growth. More and more readers seek information about their favorite writers through websites …
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Avoid Publishing Scams; Ask the Right Questions The Publisher's Corner
by Ray Robinson - October 24, 2016 Writers Beware; Ask the Right Questions and Avoid Publishing Scams You’ve finished your book! Now what? Before venturing into the big world of publishing, realize that scam artists who pose as legitimate book publishers are on the prowl. Do some investigative …
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Editor’s Corner: Crafting Strong Cover Copy The Editor's Corner
by Angela Wade - October 3, 2016 How To Write Strong Copy for the Back Cover of a Book Usually found on the back cover of the book, cover copy is often the first experience customers have with your writing (after the title, of course). Its purpose is …
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Editor’s Corner: That’s My Tense, and I’m Sticking to It! The Editor's Corner
by Stephanie Stringham - September 26, 2016 The Definition of Verb Tenses When speaking to other people, we often switch tenses, especially when we’re excited: “I was walking in the woods by myself one day when I saw a bear. I froze solid, not even breathing, and I’m …
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Editor’s Corner: Creating Picture Books for Children The Editor's Corner
by Ray Robinson - September 19, 2016 Creating and Writing The Best Picture Books For Children Written by Reba Hilbert “Sure, it’s simple, writing for kids… Just as simple as bringing them up.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, author When it comes to creating a picture book for children, it’s important to …
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Editor’s Corner: Perfecting the Art of Description in Writing The Editor's Corner
by Angela Wade - August 29, 2016 “Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.” —Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft When it comes to writing, one of the most important tasks a writer has is to give just enough information, then …
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Editor’s Corner: Tearing down the Wall of Writer’s Block The Editor's Corner
by Angela Wade - August 22, 2016 How to Overcome and Deal with the Writer’s Block Wall “Writer’s block is just another name for fear.” –Jacob Nordby, author Every author in the history of the written word has been there: Staring at a blank page, unable to break through the …
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