Let’s Parse The 2016 Publishing Predictions

It’s insane to think we’re already well into a new year. And, of course, that means publishing industry experts have presented their take on what we’ll be up against. So during the past weeks I’ve read a ton of articles discussing what the pros believe authors will experience over the next few months, and I’ve […]

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BookFunnel: Low-Cost Ebook Giveaway Hosting

by Molly Greene October, 2015 closed on a sad note when former go-to ebook promo site The Midlist sold out to trad publisher HarperCollins and closed its doors to self-pubbers. Mind you, owners of The Midlist can do whatever they want. They took the risk, they put up the money, they developed their lists – […]

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5 Lessons Learned Between Books 6 & 7

by Molly Greene I just put Midnight at Half Moon Bay, Book 7 in my Gen Delacourt Mystery Series, up for pre-order, and it’s become a tradition to share what I’ve learned, good and bad, since I published the last title. Lock the Cellar Door went live May 31, leaving a long stretch to cover. […]

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25 Fabulous Posts About Blogging

Curated by Molly Greene, @mollygreene I’ve written a lot about blogging in the past – including a book! – and I will add posts in this category in the future. But my blog tends to follow my real-time activities, and right now I’m focused mainly on mastering book promotion. That doesn’t mean I’m not actively […]

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How A Pantser Outlines: My Method

by Molly Greene, @mollygreene ​I’m a panster at heart. But there’s no denying that outlining does help an author write faster, so I do a bit of it before each book. Outlining helps. I have to backtrack less, revise less, and it gives me an opportunity to think up cool scenes I might have otherwise […]

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Great Reads! November, 2015

by Molly Greene I’ve been reading like a crazy person lately, and I’ve singled out my favorites of the past quarter and written about each below, all books I peg as good for both avid readers and authors doing research. Keep in mind I am a writing-driven reader, meaning I’ll ignore a less-than-perfect plot if […]

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How To Get Your Books Into Global Markets

by Jen Minkman @JenMinkman For indies, getting your book into the hands of foreign readers is no mean feat. Of course English is a global language and is therefore one of the best ways to reach international readers, but there’s still a considerable threshold. For one, people often prefer to read books in their native […]

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Trad Publishing: I Did It My Way

by Sue Coletta, @SueColetta1 The last time I was a guest on Molly’s blog, I discussed Pursuing a Trad-Published Dream. That process paid off for me. After sending out query letters to agents for my novel, Marred, I decided to go direct to publishers. This can be tricky, because if you shop your book around […]

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