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As an author’s career progresses, the publicity needs change—and what worked for the first book might no longer be appropriate ...
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/ Guest Post, Marketing & Promotion
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Hybrid publishing is like hiring a contractor: You pay them to oversee the design and construction and, when it’s done, ...
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/ Getting Published, Guest Post
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Virtual assistants take over tasks that you could do yourself. What you’re buying, in effect, is the freedom to use ...
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/ Guest Post, Social Media
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Promoting a book isn’t a one-off event. It’s a series of actions: long-lead strategies, mid-range tasks, and sudden opportunities ...
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Developmental editors, critique partners, sensitivity readers, friends—feedback comes from different people, for different reasons, at different times ...
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/ Guest Post, Writing Advice
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A debut novelist surveyed readers on Facebook. The result? In publishing, as in life, first impressions matter—and we do judge ...
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/ Guest Post, Marketing & Promotion
Choosing a Publicist: Ruling Out and Ruling In
There are a lot of publicists out there. How can you pick the right one? This is a crucial decision, ...
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beta readers
Use of beta readers is widespread, but surprisingly little has been written about how writers actually use them and how ...
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