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Best Websites For Self-Published Authors

I often receive messages from new authors, lamenting the fact that they’ve written books and are struggling to get attention for their work despite repeated attempts to market their (one or two) stand-alone novels. News flash: I have no secret formula to overcome this issue. Neither does anybody else. What I do have is a […]

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Guest Posting & Hosting Guest Bloggers: Strategy Or Time Suck?

Hosting guests on your blog – and guest posting on other blogs – is a great way to get your name out there in the blogosphere. But it works best if you create a plan and follow it. I’ll break down what I’ve heard and what I’ve done. Guest posting as a marketing strategy Sharing […]

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There And Back Again: A Story About Publishing By Kait Nolan

Author Kait Nolan is here to share her story about going from self published author to *almost* trad published and back to self publishing again. I know you want to read this … In The Beginning When I was a wee nerdling, dreaming of a career as an author (one which did not involve me […]

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15 Must-Have Website Essentials

Your website is both a hub and a communication device. It performs important outreach for you, the owner. It represents your brand and acts as a marketing tool to “sell” you, your product or service, and to encourage visitors to share what they find there with others and come back for more. You don’t want […]

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How To Write A Click-Worthy Blog Title

Have you ever wondered why some blog posts draw more traffic that others, and why specific posts get more attention when you share them on social media? It could be as simple as the post’s headline or title, which is often the only thing people see (especially on Twitter) before they decide whether or not […]

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It’s A Mystery To Me

Someone recently asked me why I chose to write in the mystery genre, and the answer is simple: Because I love to read them. I love to try to figure out who wears the white hats and who wears the black. And my favorite mysteries are manned by characters who are flawed and irreverent and […]

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