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How to create a business plan for writers

Business plans for writers are valuable documents for setting, tracking and learning from goals and strategies for selling books. Read 9 steps for developing a thorough plan.

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Amazon for authors: 6 ways to use it better

Amazon, for authors, is more than just a place to sell your story (if you choose the indie route). It’s a helpful resource for research, understanding ‘market’, seeing how to categorize your books and more. Here are 6 ways to use Amazon to your benefit when starting your writing or publishing journey:

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How to become a writer: 10 successful authors’ secrets

There’s no single path in how to become a writer. Yet the paths of accomplished wordsmiths shed some light:

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How to make your writing stand out: 8 author branding tips

Learning how to make your writing stand out in a crowded digital marketplace or physical library is key to building your audience. Here are 8 branding tips to help you deliver a dependable author brand:

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Your best book marketing strategy: 10 tips

Marketing your book doesn’t have to break the bank or burn a hole in your pocket. As a starting author, or just one who needs to save some money, marketing on a budget is a must — not a choice. Let’s look at 10 of the best book marketing strategy tips for authors working on a budget.

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What is a synopsis? Writing intriguing book summaries

What is a synopsis? It’s a summary which provides, in one quick read, the unique and compelling aspects of a story. How do you write a synopsis that you can submit with confidence to publishers? Read on for summary-writing tips and examples.

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Submitting your novel: Key elements of success

This is a guest post by Samar Hammam, literary agent and founder of Rocking Chair Books.

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Finding a literary agent: Q&A with Mark Gottlieb

We interview literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group. Mark shares his insights into the process and benefits of finding a literary agent, the factors that influence publishers’ manuscript choices, and more. 

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How to create an elevator pitch: Novel pitches that sell

What is an elevator pitch? It’s a proposal that can be delivered in about 60 seconds verbally or in a single written page of text. The term is standard in marketing. A great elevator pitch novel writers can use to sell their novels should have at least the following 5 features: