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4 Clever Steps to Get from First Draft to Finished Novel

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Writing a novel is a marathon, whether you smash through it in six weeks or take years before putting down the final sentence. Spend time congratulating yourself once you reach that point, but not too long. The real work is far from over. They're called first drafts for a reason. It takes many rewrites to turn beginning ideas into a book that readers can't put down. The process can be broken down into four distinct steps: 

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5 Tips to Activate Your Book Back Matter

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

Once you've typed The End in your manuscript, it's not the end of the book. It's just time to switch hats from author to book marketing guru The back of your book is the most valuable real estate you own, when it comes to selling more books in your series or other work you've done. If a reader's gotten all the way to the end of your book, she obviously likes what you do. Take advantage of that admiration and hook ask her for a favor while she's there. The right back matter in your book can mean significant increases in your book sales, all across your catalog. You should at least be including these five things at the back of every book. 

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Are you Getting Reviewed by Influencers in the Self-publishing Field?

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Are you getting reviewed by people within the self-publishing field? Are you getting reviewed by people who really have an influence on your audience? 

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Wattpad a Book Marketing Bonanza? 5 Things You Should Know

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 03:33 PM

Giving away a sample of your work has always been a good business model, but Wattpad has taken this concept and turned it into a book marketing sensation. Once home to droves of fan fiction authors, Wattpad had positioned itself to be the next coming thing, the YouTube of books. It's got a completely different fan base from the normal crowd at Amazon and iBooks, and it's one that can turn your author career around. 

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The Perfect Back Cover Blurb

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Whether you're a new author or a veteran with dozens of volumes on bookstore shelves, your back cover blurb will always be your best chance to convince a reader to buy your newest book. These few short paragraphs must somehow convey the essence of the story to the reader, all the while not telling them so much that you give away the plot. The cover blurb is second only to the front cover in importance, when it comes to book marketing

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5 Tips for Having it All: Writing With a Full-Time Job

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

Almost every successful author started out fitting their writing time into their lives wherever they could. Unless you're one of the rare authors whose book is a breakout hit, you're probably not quitting the day job yet. Creating an author career while working full-time is a tough job, but millions have done it before you. It's all a matter of maximizing the time that you do have. Take a hard look at your priorities and follow these five tips for finishing your book while working full-time. 

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8 Top Tips for Writing a Novel With a Co-Author

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Are you and an author friend considering working together on a novel? It's worked for thousands of writing pairs, but there are pitfalls throughout the process that make it a tough job for some people. Here are 8 tips for making the process work more smoothly. 

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Try 4 Tips to Banish Writer's Block by Harnessing Stream of Consciousness

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 02:53 PM

Writers block shows up for all sorts of reasons and when it does it can seem as if it will never pass. What's that saying- "this too shall pass"? Try our latest tips and banish block now. 

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Pinterest for Authors: 7 Tips to 2017's Hot Book Marketing Venue

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 02:06 PM

If you think that Pinterest is just for bored people looking for craft projects, you're missing out on the hottest new marketing trend of the coming year. With the rise in popularity of Instagram, Snapchat and other visual media, Pinterest is poised to take over as a marketing giant in the coming year. People are increasingly more likely to pay attention to an image online over a block of text, making visual marketing the way to go in the coming years. Start your Pinterest book marketing campaign with these helpful tips. 

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3 Tips on Writing about Your Life or a Biography of Interest!

Posted by Arthur Gutch on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 @ 08:40 AM

Love reading the juicy details about another person's life? Love to know about their trials and tribulations, their personal journey? The new year is a great time to think about your life and research shows that storytelling is back in fashion and people at home want to read what their peers are saying. If you've wanted to self-publish your story or someone else's, here are the current tips on what people want to hear. Whether it's to reconcile your past, leave your mark or even simply make money, check out our tips on getting into storytelling mode. 

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