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Apr
23

Why Wait? Start Your Marketing Campaign Now!

“It is never too early to develop a marketing plan. The important point is that the earlier you create one, the better equipped you’ll be to sell your book.”[1] —Darin […]

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Posted on: April 23, 2019 in Books, Featured, Marketing, Publishing, Publishing2
Apr
11

Writing Lesson: Even Successful Books Are Not For Everyone

“It’s a big red flag in your proposal if you say that your book is for ‘everyone’ or a ‘general readership.’ Successful books and media, even those with broad appeal, […]

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Posted on: April 11, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Mar
18

Seven Books That Impacted My Life

Books have been an essential part of my life since my sophomore year in high school. Before that time I read, but I became a voracious reader once my sophomore […]

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Posted on: March 18, 2019 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Oct
31

4 Questions to Ask When Researching

When you’re researching a book, whether it is fiction or non-fiction you need to make choices and you need to evaluate information. He good news is that information is far […]

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Posted on: October 31, 2018 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Sep
19

WRITING LESS IS OFTEN MORE

All of us who love to write often are caught in an “expression” trap. We know what we want to say, but to fully express our thoughts we become wordy […]

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Posted on: September 19, 2018 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Aug
22

Do You Know Where Your Readers Hang Out?

When I was a teenager, before cell phones and “Find Friends” apps, I knew I could find my friends at one of two places in town. I’d go there, connect, […]

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Posted on: August 22, 2018 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Jun
23

Questions to Ask from Reader-Based Feedback

Authors typically like to receive feedback from what they have written. They hand their manuscripts to friends or colleagues and ask for their opinions. I’d like to suggest this is […]

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Posted on: June 23, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jun
16

Overcoming the R-Word

“Rejected!” It’s a difficult word for authors to read in an email, or hear directly from their agents. When you’ve put your heart and soul into a project, when your […]

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Posted on: June 16, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jun
09

Building and Sustaining Reader Loyalty

Many authors are in self-denial. Most of us don’t realize that we can’t market our books like it’s 1999. How do I know this? Because every week I encounter people […]

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Posted on: June 9, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jun
02

Five Tips on Creating an Ideal Home Office

For over the last five years I’ve worked primarily from home. My home office is “made to order” for what I do. I’ve deliberately created a space that has what […]

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Posted on: June 2, 2015 in Featured, General, Home, Publishing, Publishing2
 

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