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2 Simple Tips for Authors to Automate Book Marketing and Save Time!

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

Twitter, Instagram, blogs, videos, Facebook... and the list goes on. Now that you have published your print, eBook or audio indie book are you confused about how much time to allocate to marketing or too busy working on your author platform for everything? Not to worry, we've got your back- start automating here! 

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4 Ways to Let Instagram Stories Sell Your Book For You

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 11:10 AM

You are about to or almost ready to publish your print, eBook or audio book, feels good right? Now what? Have you decided on how you'll get your book out there in front of all the others? With so many book marketing tools out there it can be tricky to know which ones to test out first. 

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5 Examples of Bad Writing Advice from Great Authors

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 12:15 PM

Most authors can never get enough writing advice from the greats, those classic bestsellers whose works fill our library shelves. That's not always a good thing, though. Authors are human, just like everybody else. And like the rest of us, great authors are subject to wrong thinking and giving bad advice. Whether it's outdated or just plain wrong from the start, these writing tips are the opposite of what you should be doing with your author career. 

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6 Ways to Hook Your Reader From the Very First Sentence

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 09:53 AM

Even the most avid reader won't slog through a book if it won't hold her interest. Traditionally, authors were told they needed to grab their readers' attention in the first fifty pages. Today, it's more like ten or twelve. Readers have so many options today, they have to really want to see what happens next, or they'll toss your book aside for something else in their TBR pile. The solution is simple: hook your readers from the very first sentence. It sets the tone for the rest of the book, and builds expectation in the reader for great things to come. 

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10 Things Great Characters Need, According to Author Chuck Wendig

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 10:05 AM

Chuck Wendig is a well-known author of speculative and science fiction. What authors know and like him better for, though, is his blog. Known for his long list posts designed to help authors write better books, he's successfully published multiple books filled with this writerly advice. He recently laid out a long list of attributes a great character should have. Here are ten of the most important on his list. 

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7 Tips on Writing for Teens Without Sounding Like an Adult

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 01:19 PM

Young adult novels are hot right now, but the hardest part of writing them is nailing that voice. Teen readers are very savvy -- they'll catch on right away if there's anything false or forced in the dialog. Developing your teenage voice is mostly a matter of channeling your inner teen, that person you'd hoped never to see again. Digging down to find the younger version of yourself can be tough, but here are some tips for finding that voice and using it to write a great YA novel. 

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Building Your Author Platform: A Book Marketing Essential

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 01:17 PM

While you may never have ever given it a thought, your author platform can make or break your publishing career, whether you want to traditionally publish your books or go the self publishing route. It's a relatively new concept, but one that's becoming increasingly more important for every author. Buyers, agents and editors look at every potential author's platform before deciding whether to engage them, and an author's platform can mean the difference between having a large indie fan following and having no fans at all. So what's all the fuss about an author platform? 

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5 New & Useful Apps for Authors + 1 Really Fun One

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Sat, Aug 20, 2016 @ 05:45 PM

Developers are constantly creating new apps, and many of them are a great help to authors. Every little bit of edge you can grab can mean one more page written, or more bit of book marketing done. In a long game like creating a writing career, every little bit helps, and having the right app can give your days the added push you need. Here are five of the most useful new ones to come out this year, plus one that's just simply fun for authors to use. 

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9 Topics Authors Should Think About Before Quitting the Day Job?

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 11:43 AM

For many authors, quitting their day job and supporting themselves through their book writing is a tempting dream. No more boss, all the time in the world to write and the ability to set your own schedule sound like the ideal way to live. Full-time authors know this isn't quite the case, but there are real benefits to being able to work exclusively on your own projects. Before you decide to take the plunge, here are some of the more important topics you should consider. 

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7 Writing and Book Marketing Tips from Chicken Soup's Jack Canfield

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Sat, Aug 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Jack Canfield has taken one small book of heartwarming stories and turned it into a multi-million dollar industry, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Canfield collaborates with dozens of authors to publish his books, and is always eager to help a new author break into the business. Here are his seven key strategies for writing and publishing a non-fiction book. 

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