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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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January Blog Re-play: 14 items to Include in Your Author Media Kit (& why you NEED one)

Above is an example of a media page from author Kathy Lynn Harris’s website. So do you need a media page (also known as a media kit?) If you are considering a blog tour, are contacting reviewers, want to be featured on blogs, websites or your local or national newspaper/ magazine, a media page is a killer resource to have. It makes reporters and bloggers owners’ lives a ton
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How to Use Your Kindle to Self Edit Your Self-Published Book: Guest post from Matthew Turner

Today’s guest post comes from Matthew Turner, who is the author of the new book Beyond Parallel (which sounds great! I love the premise of the Sliding Doors type love story).  The 30 Day Books blog usually focuses on marketing and promotions tips, but I feel very, very strongly about having a well-edited book way as the groundwork of your promotions. Self-editing doesn’t replace editing by a
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Gift for writers: The beauty of book binding and letterpress

Tomorrow is my birthday (yay!) In the spirit of birthdays, I’m going to tell you about a gift I won last month, which would make for the perfect birthday present for that writer in your life – or maybe yourself! It’s a funny story how I won this gift. It seems that the only thing I ever win is books, which I am very
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