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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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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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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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The Easy Way To Price Match FREE On Amazon

by Molly Greene I once waited a month for Amazon to price match a book to free, sending them daily encouragement by submitting the info via their input link, “Would you like to tell us about a lower price?” When it didn’t happen, I begged friends to help. It still never happened. That’s when I […]

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Reviews Matter: Why & How To Get Them

by Molly Greene In honor of my debut novel receiving its 200th review, I’m blogging about book reviews, how to get them, and why they matter. For those of you struggling to get reviews or just starting out in the biz, be aware I was there once: a newbie with one (unreviewed!) title published, as […]

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Why Change Your Book Cover Artwork?

by Rachel Amphlett You know that saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Well, by the end of 2014, it was pretty evident to me that something was seriously wrong with the covers for the first two books in my Dan Taylor thriller series. I needed to fix them. And Yes, Readers Do Judge […]

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