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My new book covers! Here’s why and how to revamp your book cover…

One of the most challenging things about being creative is looking back at what you produced in years prior, and because you have got better and learned so much since that time, there may often be a sense of embarrassment about what you created before. In this quote, Ira Glass articulates what I am trying to say, perfectly: I feel this way about my writing,
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How to Get Started Writing for Magazines – with Freelancer Writer Linda Formichelli [Video]

Ever wanted to write for magazines but didn’t know where to start? We have the perfect lady to help with that! The smart and savvy Linda Formichelli is a veteran freelance writer for Redbook, WebMD, Women’s Health, Family Circle, Writer’s Digest and lots, lots more. Linda’s been a freelance writer since 1997, supporting her family with the income. In this short and sweet interview,
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How I Sold 10,000 Ebooks in One Year (+ surpassed the income from my day job)

Note from Laura: Today’s guest post is from Ernest Dempsey, a high school counselor and author of thrilling fiction. Ernest was one of the first students in my Skillshare book marketing class when I launched it last April. He was a super enthusiastic and active member of the class and if I gave out gold stars, he’d have got several of them! In short:
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StoryCartel.com: Get more Amazon (& other) reviews with this site

Please note: This content originally appeared in my Magic Mondays Marketing tips newsletter. You can sign up for a book marketing tip like this every week here! Get more reviews with StoryCartel.com The WHY behind this tip: You know how important book reviews are to your discoverability and sales, but it can be tough getting the number of reviews you want. StoryCartel.com offers readers
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I did a podcast interview on writing and publishing. Check it out here!

I was approached by the lovely Viv Oyolu to be on her podcast about writing and publishing, and I’m so glad I said yes! Viv makes interviewing a piece of cake. We both agreed afterwards that connecting had been like talking with an old friend. I mean that laugh is contagious! It sends out pure joy.   In this 25 minute podcast we discuss
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Want to turn your book into an app? Here’s how to do it.

Q&A with David of Authorly. When I heard about Authorly, the nerd in me got very excited. I see books moving in the direction of interactive apps in the near future, but in the meantime they can be very expensive and time-consuming to produce. So what is an author without the backing of a big publisher or the right tech/ coding skills to do?
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A little thanks giving.

Although I didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving, and the traditions of Turkey and trimmings don’t mean so much to me (as a vegetarian especially ;)), the act of giving thanks, of expressing gratitude, is one that I love dearly.   Someone explained it like this once: when you walk into a room full of flowers for the first time, you notice how beautiful it
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28 Blog Post Ideas for Writers and Authors to Use Today! (With some fill in the blank titles)

Happy Friday! I know how hard it can be to come up with new blog post ideas each week, so today I present to you 28 blog post ideas to get you back in your blogging groove. Enjoy! Use a current Pop Culture trend (Non Fiction/Fiction) Look for current trends in pop culture that could be (relevantly, not forced) tied in to your book
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Going Perma Free: My Reflections After 100,000 Downloads of my eBook

Going Perma Free Enough was enough. I’d read those blog posts one too many times. You know the ones. The posts by authors with a massive fantasy series or a YA series who made their first book permanently free on Amazon, also known as perma free, and sold thousands of copies of their subsequent books as a result. I didn’t have a fiction series,
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How Independent and Self-Published Writers Can Get Health Insurance With The Affordable Care Act

With all the fanfare going on with the US government this month, this guest post by Michael Cahill, a health insurance writer is particularly timely. In this post he spells out what the Affordable Care Act means for us indie writers living in the US, and what you need to do in order to benefit from it. Take it away, Michael!   There is
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