WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

What fun it is to have my husband with a published book. Now I get to drag him along to my events without guilt. Mind you, it’s not…

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3 GAME-CHANGING SELF-PUBLISHING APPS THAT WON’T COST YOU A PENNY
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3 GAME-CHANGING SELF-PUBLISHING APPS THAT WON’T COST YOU A PENNY

You are going to come across an endless array of products and services as you walk the path towards self-publishing mastery. It can be difficult to know which…

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BECOME A YOUTUBE SENSATION IN 5 STEPS
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BECOME A YOUTUBE SENSATION IN 5 STEPS

Authors in all genres asked me how can they use YouTube to market books. YouTube is the second most used search engine on the Internet and draws millions…

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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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