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Top 7 Places to Find People to Write Great Blurbs

by Colleen M. Story

When the publisher for my latest novel, The Beached Ones, asked me about getting blurbs for my book, I replied, “Sure!”

Inside, I was thinking, “Oh no!”

Though I’ve published five books so far—two novels traditionally published and three nonfiction books self-published—I had never asked for blurbs.… Read the post

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4 Ways Non-Fiction Authors Can Succeed in the Age of "Free"

by Penny C. Sansevieri

As someone who writes non-fiction and has a longstanding blog where I release free content, I feel I am a great example of an author that has faced and conquered the challenge of convincing people to buy non-fiction books.… Read the post

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Book Cover 101: Mystery/Thriller

by Melinda VanLone

Last time here at Book Cover 101 we talked about how romance cover trends are changing in a huge way toward more illustrations instead of photography, but they aren’t the only covers that are shifting with the times.… Read the post

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Share Your Work on Podcasts (and Get Asked Back)

by J. Alexander Greenwood

Image is of a young woman in a purple dress speaking expressively into a microphone sharing her work on podcasts.

Self-promotion is one of the most challenging aspects of being a writer. As a writer and public relations consultant, I know it’s tough to get booked on TV, radio, or elsewhere to talk about books. But there is good news: podcasts about writing and books are abundant, and if you find the good ones, you can earn new readers.… Read the post

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How to Auto Post to Instagram in 3 Steps

by Kris Maze

Instagram (IG) turned 10 years old in 2020 and it shows no signs of slowing down. The more photogenic daughter of the social media mogul, Facebook, IG has sparked international interest and energized sales for many businesses worldwide.… Read the post

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