Bookish times in NYC

Just returned from a 6 day trip to the Big Apple, for a little work and a lot of fun with my little sister. Enjoy the book pics! **Enjoyed this post? Sign up for updates… it’s FREE! Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including
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What the heck do I blog about? Blogging ideas for fiction authors who feel stuck in a rut

You’re a writer who wants to keep a blog. You know it’s great for your readership; it expands your reach and keeps readers and fans engaged in between books. You also kind of enjoy it, when you know what to write about. But that’s the problem, ain’t it? What the heck do we write about?   I’m asked this question all.the.time. This comment from
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Quick Q&A with Duolit, The Self-Publishing Team

Today’s post is a quick Q&A with “The Self-Publishing Team”, Duolit! I met Duolit on the Interwebs a while ago, I don’t even remember how. They’ve since formatted a book for me, hosted me on their blog, and we’ve even chatted on Skype. So of course I wanted to introduce them to you! I grabbed them for a quick Q&A, but be sure to
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Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Self-Publishing: Indie Authors Share their Insights

If there’s one thing I love about the indie author community, it’s the sense of community and camaraderie. Thanks to a handful of supportive and generous indie authors, I’ve got some great insights to share with you – straight from them, for your benefit. This post is a must-bookmark as this information is invaluable, especially if you are a novice indie author about to
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Indie Authors Share 10 Golden Nuggets of Info: The ONE Thing That I’ve Done to Get More Readers

Today we’re tapping into the great minds (and successes) of independent authors with this post 10 Golden Nuggets of Info : The ONE Thing That I’ve Done to Get More Readers. You’re gonna want to bookmark this! Without further adieu…  1. “Take advantage of KDP Select Free Days” – Kathy Lynn Harris, Blue Straggler and Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, The Girl in the Tapestry, His Wife
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Marketing Idea: Developing a Song Playlist for Your Novel

Warning! By the end of this post you’re gonna be YouTubing it up and dancing around your office (or wherever you’re reading this). Such is the power of music! Today’s blog post is by our always-welcome-around-here guest Kathy Lynn Harris. Being the Texas country bumpkin that she is (love ya Kathy!) she includes a lot of musical references in her latest novel A Good
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January Blog Post Replay: Book marketing for shy authors

Are you shy? Consider yourself introverted? What a great book! I loved this whole series as a kid. This topic is particularly important to me because of my own story and experience. I’m a little hesitant (embarrassed) to share this with you, but hopefully it will resonate with some of you and my advice will be of use. While I don’t exactly fall into
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January Blog Post Replay: “Do I really need an author website?” Some thoughts.

If you have been sitting on the fence and wondering whether you really need an author website or not; OR if you have a site but you’re not sure if it’s working effectively, here is some food for thought. PEOPLE GOOGLE. Like, all the time.   When you tell people that you are an author, they get curious. And we all know what curiosity
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January Blog Post Replay: What Makes a Good Book Trailer? Some Key Elements to know about

I say it all the time but it’s worth repeating! Book marketing efforts need to be productive not just active. Many authors unfortunately confuse the two, spending hours on social media without seeing any results, blogging to an empty audience, and making book trailers that never get watched.   Definition for book trailer: A book trailer is a video advertisement for a book which employs techniques similar to
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January Blog Post Replay: 11 ways to make the most of your book signing

  Nothing scares most authors more than the first book signing. What if no-one shows? Will people take me seriously? What am I going to talk about? I have to have my picture taken? Here are some tips to help the signing go smoothly, and also to stretch the value of this awesome opportunity as far as possible. Book signings are not all about
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