Marketing Using Facebook and Twitter Ads

by Brandon Varnell You’re a self-published author who now has a couple of books out. All of them are lovely, with gorgeous cover designs, quality formatting, are excellently edited, and—most importantly—best seller material. Unfortunately, you’re a self-published author, so nobody...

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The Ugly Work of Writing

Writing is isolated work, performed within the mind, transferred to paper by simple mechanical means, and then finally shared only after it’s finished. Like any art, the stages of the project are most often hidden, and the artist is...

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Tuning Fiction to Your Audience

Every written communication has an audience. Even someone who writes a note in order to recall something later has an audience: themselves. Quality writing links directly with how well it meets the needs of the audience. If that note...

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Simple Tips for Smarter Self-Promotion

Certain common concerns spring up in writing groups and forums that receive mixed responses. One such general posted question might look like this: “What is the right way to advertise your book? I see people get in trouble in groups...

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Arm Yourself for Self-Editing

Self-editing draws the praise and criticism of authors on both sides of the self-publishing issue. Some roar that no author can produce quality work without enlisting professional editors. On the other end are writers, often facing a lack of...

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The Publishing Journey with Leo Kane

We're very happy to welcome Leo Kane as a guest author this week! She is pleased to announce the release of her book Hope, the first in her supernatural, psychological thriller series: Heavensgate. She is published under Dark Serpent Publishing,...

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A Guide for Navigating Genre

“What do you write?” and “What do you read?” are the most asked questions between writers and readers. Our responses are typically a collection of common genre types. “I like biographies”, “I read a little of this, a little...

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Some Simple Truths with James Lee Nathan III

Our guest post today is by James Lee Nathan III. He is a self published author out of Maryland and has done great work updating and incorporating mythology and history into original fiction. He's here to offer some tips...

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