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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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  • Are you longing to set your next novel in Prague, but you've never left your own country's borders? Traveling to foreign countries is a great way to research settings for your book, but not everyone can afford a month in Europe. Luckily, there are legitimate ways to get the foreign flavor you need. Here are seven useful techniques for finding what you need to know. 

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  • There are two reasons for writing: for love or for money. If you're writing the book of your heart, and you don't care if anyone buys it, go ahead and write your dream. On the other hand, if you're one of the millions of authors who want to make a living with what they write, you're going to have to produce what the readers want to read. You've got a better chance at making a living in...

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  • First person, third person, deep POV... do you get confused about which viewpoint is the best for your novels? Let us clear up the confusion about POV, and help you decide which one is right for your books. POV is as important as your novel's setting; it gives your entire book flavor and attitude. Let's break down the most common types of point of view so you can decide which one fits ...

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  • Some of the most famous authors in history had one or more pen names. Pseudonyms have been in use for hundreds of years, for a wide variety of reasons. If you're just starting out, or if you're beginning to write in a new genre, you may be considering using a pen name instead of your legal name. There are good and bad motivations for doing so, and your reason will determine whether it'...

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  • Great authors don't rest on their laurels. They're constantly improving their craft, working to improve their writing and create better books. Thanks to the internet, you can now take classes in a wide variety of writing-related topics, many of them created by accredited universities. Some are free, some cost as much as a normal college class, but all of them give you the opportunity f...

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  • What is a legal copyright? With pirate ebook sites popping up like mushrooms every day, it's in every author's best interest to find out exactly how they can protect the words they've written, in case they need to take legal action. In the United States, author have to take certain steps to ensure that they own the rights to their work, in the eyes of the law. Author's forums are full ...

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