FIVE ESSENTIAL RULES FOR SUCCESS
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FIVE ESSENTIAL RULES FOR SUCCESS

Nowadays, aspiring authors pay good money on online seminars, live events, and literary organizations memberships hoping that they will end up with the secret  formula for success. But…

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WHY YOU SHOULD APPEAR AT CONS
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WHY YOU SHOULD APPEAR AT CONS

As an author, you are always seeking places to do book signings and events. You’ve probably done bookstore signings, maybe a reading at a library, and appeared at…

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FIVE BOOK MARKETING TIPS TO SELL MORE BOOKS
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FIVE BOOK MARKETING TIPS TO SELL MORE BOOKS

Book marketing is everything. With so many choices that the average buyer is flooded with, the product that can grab attention and persuade the consumer gets all the…

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8 GREAT TIPS FOR STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS
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8 GREAT TIPS FOR STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Starting a small business can be daunting. You might have a family to support and any new endeavor isn’t a surefire success. When I started Gauntlet Press I…

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HOW EFFICIENT ARE BOOK SIGNINGS AT BOOK FAIRS?
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HOW EFFICIENT ARE BOOK SIGNINGS AT BOOK FAIRS?

With over 150.000 visitors and an impressive line-up of authors, celebrities, musicians, and artists, the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was on our must-attend events…

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FOUR KEY ELEMENTS TO SUCCESSFUL BOOK MARKETING IN 2017
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FOUR KEY ELEMENTS TO SUCCESSFUL BOOK MARKETING IN 2017

According to a recent survey, many authors struggle with book marketing and book research. We turned to Marlena Smith, a social media and marketing expert, for solutions to…

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EVERYTING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KDP PAPERBACK
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EVERYTING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KDP PAPERBACK

Amazon has began promoting its KDP print-on-demand service in beta version. Does Jeff Bezos know something we, indie authors, don’t know yet? Is print all the rage in…

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IngramSpark vs. CreateSpace. Which one is right for you?
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IngramSpark vs. CreateSpace. Which one is right for you?

When it comes to print on demand, IngramSpark and CreateSpace compete for the biggest slice of the pie. Which one is right for you? Perhaps both? Read and…

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THE FIVE BEST DOCUMENT FORMATTING TIPS
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THE FIVE BEST DOCUMENT FORMATTING TIPS

Formatting is particularly important for indie authors. Although a 50K-word novel might be worth spending the money on professional formatting services, shorter books with tighter budgets can be…

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BEST BOOK COVER COMPETITIONS OF 2017
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BEST BOOK COVER COMPETITIONS OF 2017

Book cover competitions are an excellent opportunity to gain more visibility to your book and add social proof. The winner badge is something you want to showcase on…

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