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  • Marketing your book, which every author has to do, is a matter of constantly changing things to improve sales. The only way you can know what to change is to research and discover data that shows what's working and what isn't. One of the most significant data points is your book's sales. The current sales rank, along with the way customers are finding your book, can influence future sales in a ...

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  • The first step in getting book sales on Amazon is to make it easier for readers to find them. This concept has birthed an entirely new name: discoverability. Amazon has given authors tools and techniques that make this more simple, for those who know their secrets. The key is all in the way Amazon's search engine works. Tap into this algorithm and you'll be able to tweak your book listings to m...

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  • When asked about the key details that help to sell more books, book marketing experts will always mention the book cover and the description. While they're crucial in converting a curious book seeker into a buyer, they don't touch on how readers find your books in the first place. Before a customer can make a decision about your books she has to find them in the huge virtual bookstore that make...

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  • Camp NaNoWriMo is a modified, more casual version of November's worldwide writing challenge. Unlike the original version, writers doing Camp Nano don't necessarily have an intensely stressful month. The rules are slightly changed and authors can create writing groups to help each other along, but the goal remains the same: write an extraordinary amount of words in just one month. The difference...

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  • When Sarah Maizes started out in the business, she was a literary agent for a number of award-winning children's book authors. Her clientele included such stars as Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants, DogMan), prolific middle-grade author Paul Zindel, and even the beloved Judy Blume. After years in the business, Maizes knows what sells and what doesn't in the world of juvenile books. Illustrated boo...

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  • Any indie author who writes to market knows about DataGuy, the anonymous number cruncher who, along with Hugh Howey, broke down the mystery at Amazon to show exactly which niche is selling each month. Their Author Earnings Report is a standard in the business, showing which niches are on the rise and which ones have peaked and are on their way down. If you write to market, this information coul...

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  • It's a fact that every author has to accept and deal with: more reviews equal more book sales. Most experts estimate that the average book will get one review for every hundred books sold, but this will vary greatly, depending on your genre. Some fans simply leave reviews more often than others. Regardless of the niche you're writing in, getting more reviews will be a constant battle and an imp...

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  • For love or money? That's always the question when you're writing books, isn't it? If you want to turn writing into your career, you've got to take care of your health. Authors are a notoriously unhealthy bunch with a lot of bad habits, whether they're trying to live the Hemingway lifestyle or simply pounding the keys for too many hours in the day. A long-time writing career puts many demands o...

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  • Sure, she's controversial, but author E.L. James has sold millions of copies of her bestselling "Fifty Shades" trilogy. James has taken the criticism she gets from all corners and turned it into a constant sense of motivation. She's got some upfront advice for authors wanting to make it big, despite what their critics say. Here are her top five tips. 

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  • In the world of indie publishing, 2017 might go down as The Year of Collaboration. Multi-author box sets were big, as usual, but so were multi-author pen names, genre author teams, newsletter swaps, and genre giveaways featuring large numbers of authors banding together to create huge prizes. The old saying, "A rising tide lifts all boats" is one that fits the attitude of the self-publishing wo...

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  • Welcome to all our new Blog members! We are getting ready to really up the ante on content in 2018. Please provide me with any input regarding the types of information you would like to read about but simply leaving a comment below your inputs are much appreciated. Below we discuss a one of the most important components of your book...the title. No one's ever had a favorite book with a forgett...

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  • Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the dynamic duo behind the Pendergast thriller series. Their first book, Relic, was made into a movie by Paramount, and they've collaborated on 26 titles since 1995. After working together for over 20 years, they've perfected many aspects of writing bestselling fiction. Here they share some of their best advice for authors. 

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  • What are your goals for 2018? Most authors have a vague picture in their minds of finishing some books and getting them published, but many don't have any concrete plans for how to accomplish these goals. The best way to reach a destination is by having a map to show your route. Pantsing may be the way some authors write their books, but it's a horrible way to try to run a book business. Follow...

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  • Thousands of authors have made the switch and gone to dictating their books instead of typing. Dictation almost invariably increases word count by at least 50 percent, so genre writers who need multiple books each year find it the key to keeping up with hungry readers. Here are five of the best tools to use with dictation, according to prolific authors who turn out books fast using this method ...

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  • Historical novel readers can be among the toughest around. Not only do they crave a great story, they insist on having all the historical details absolutely correct for their chosen time period. If you're an author with a series set in the past, how do you get that special period flavor in your work? Here are some unique research methods to get yourself and your writing into that historical gro...

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  • Today's author isn't done working when they type The End at the end of their book; in fact, they're just getting started. Authors are responsible for getting their books created and put into readable form, getting them published, and even marketing the books to make sure they sell. No one is an expert at every part of the book business, so savvy authors know to hire experts for crucial tasks th...

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  • Andy Weir, author of The Martian and the new bestseller, Artemis, is the ultimate indie author. His bestselling first book began as a blog, which he published as a book when enough readers clamored for it. He's always happy to help out anyone beginning in the industry. Weir feels that most cases of writer's block are actually times when authors are simply procrastinating instead of get...

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  • If you write long enough and produce enough work, you'll eventually have books in your back catalog that just aren't selling any more. One or two people may discover them in a month, but they're mostly gathering virtual dust on your virtual shelves. It's not that they're bad books, it's just that readers are constantly looking for newer and shinier things. Instead of wasting all the ef...

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  • Hurricane relief. Cancer societies. Walkathons. We're faced with dozens of requests for charity donations every week. You want to be able to do more, especially for those charities that touch your heart, but no one has enough money to give everything they want to. What if you could create a way for your favorite charity to receive a long list of donations? And as a bonus, what if it he...

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  • With the advent of Kindle Unlimited, the long lists of free books available, and the low price of most ebooks today, readers have gotten into the habit of judging a book on its first few pages. If the first thousand words don't grab your reader, it's likely they'll delete it and go on to the next one on their list. Professional readers are even more sensitive to dated or uninteresting ...

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  • Fans may be surprised to know that, before he was a mega-bestselling author, Tom Clancy was a simple insurance agent. From those humble beginnings, he created a spy book phenomenon that encompassed over 100 million volumes sold, multiple movies, and even a video game. Although Clancy never wrote down a specific list of rules for writing bestselling novels, he was always helpful when be...

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  • Have you ever noticed how you can instantly recognize a Stephen King or James Patterson book just by glancing at the cover? That's because they, and many other bestselling authors, are masters at branding. Everything connected to them -- their book covers, their website, and even their email signature -- are done in the same style, to create one consistent, recognizable brand. This bra...

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  • If your book marketing plan is complete, it should include some submissions for book awards. As an independent author winning a book award increases your credibility, improves your ability to market your books or series, and gives you more solid visibility all over the current book market. Sure, most legitimate book awards have entry fees, but consider it a cost of doing business, just...

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