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A Comprehensive Guide to Creating an Effective Author Website

May 21, 2024

If you’re an author, published or not, you need your own website. Period. Why am I so forthright about this? Because of the realities of publishing today. You’ve heard and read of your need for an author platform—a following, a tribe, visibility. Well, that all starts with having your own author website. Regardless of what […]

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How to Build Your Author Platform

May 20, 2024

Guest blog by David Loy   “You need to grow an audience.”   “You need to build an email list.”   “You need to get more followers.”   These sound like different messages, but they all point to the same foundation: You need to build an author platform. Like most aspiring writers, you might wonder: […]

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How to Publish a Book: The Ultimate Guide

April 9, 2024

So you’ve finished writing your book—perhaps a lifelong dream—and now you want to get it published. Where do you go from here? You poured your heart and soul into the writing, and I hope you also spent countless hours editing and revising. Any seasoned expert will tell you: All writing is rewriting. Certainly the writing […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Writing Contests Through 2024

January 12, 2024

Regardless where you are on your writing journey, you can benefit from entering contests. The right contest can tell you: Where you stand How you measure up against the competition What you still need to learn And you could win cash. That’s why my team researched a wide range of high-quality contests. We’ve included free […]

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Book Rejections: 3 Ways To Go From Rejection To Success

December 28, 2023

A guest blog by Sarah Rexford   Book rejections are more than a dreaded aspect of traditional publishing. For many authors, they are part of the process. Have you ever wondered how many books are rejected each year?  Neil Gordon, formerly an acquisitions editor for Penguin Random House, reveals that publishers reject over 99% of […]

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