ROMANCE COVERS AT A GLANCE
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ROMANCE COVERS AT A GLANCE

Covers in the Romance genre are about kissing, cuddling, touching, roses, satin sheets, cream, strawaberries and pearls. Men and women are drop-dead gorgeous and the settings, perfect. As if we’ve suddenly made it to a bright-colored…

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VISHNU OF VISHNU’S VIRTUES: ROMANTIC LOVE IS A LIE
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VISHNU OF VISHNU’S VIRTUES: ROMANTIC LOVE IS A LIE

Vishnu of Vishnu’s Virtues was living the American dream as a successful lawyer. Yet, he decided to start a new life built around his passion for teaching and writing. Earlier this year, he launched his best…

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CATHERINE DeVRYIE: I BELEIVE IN THE LAW OF ACTION
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CATHERINE DeVRYIE: I BELEIVE IN THE LAW OF ACTION

Her writing began with a very close relationship with her grandparents and keeping a diary (which she still does). Although she got expelled from English in high-school, she became a best-selling traditionally published author years…

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YOU DON’T NEED A PUBLISHER, YOU NEED KICKSTARTER
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YOU DON’T NEED A PUBLISHER, YOU NEED KICKSTARTER

Amanda Palmer’s success story on kickstarter.com (she raised over 1 million $ in one month) made me believe that something similar might happen one day to books. I didn’t imagine, though, that it would be…

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TOP 10 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS FOR 2017
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TOP 10 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS FOR 2017

2016 is rapidly coming to an end. With three months to go, we start to evaluate our results, tweak our plans for making the best of the remaining time, and put on paper the first…

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THE AUTHOR PLATFORM: ELEMENTS AND BENEFITS
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THE AUTHOR PLATFORM: ELEMENTS AND BENEFITS

If you have any hope of marketing your books — er, selling your books — you need to understand that selling books is a business. Art is commerce. You are part of the machine that…

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TERRY COFFEY: LET PEOPLE HEAR YOUR STORY
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TERRY COFFEY: LET PEOPLE HEAR YOUR STORY

Is the composer of the famous music jingle “Always Coca-Cola” able to write an award-winning novel about Egypt?  Well, the right answer is yes. Terrance Coffey, a U.S. screenwriter, songwriter, and composer made a big-time…

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Pssst! SEX DOESN’T ALWAYS SELL. THE DNA OF BESTSELLING NOVELS
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Pssst! SEX DOESN’T ALWAYS SELL. THE DNA OF BESTSELLING NOVELS

Topics grounded in reality, like marriage, love and crime are far more interesting to most readers than fantasy worlds which play by their own rules. Regular best-selling writers have a subject that is overwhelmingly important…

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5 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR MORE BOOK SALES
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5 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR MORE BOOK SALES

Laurence O’Bryan, digital marketing expert, best-selling author, and founder of The Dublin Writers’ Conference, recommends you five best practices for becoming a best-selling author.  Understand your theme and your genre. Buy and read the most popular…

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Arthur C. Clarke Award Opens To Indies
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Arthur C. Clarke Award Opens To Indies

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is now open to self-published titles. Beyond the announcement though, what are the practicalities? How will the judges cope with the potential extra titles when submissions in recent years have already…

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