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Book publishing Self-publishing

How to self-publish your book: A simple guide

Learning how to self-publish your book and cover every step will help you find greater success as an indie author. Learn about indie publishing vs traditional publishing plus ISBNs, the benefits of good cover design, and more.

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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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Book marketing Writing Motivation

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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Book marketing

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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Book marketing

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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Book marketing

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:

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Book marketing Book publishing

How to write a book title: 5 simple steps

Knowing how to write a book title that intrigues readers is key to gaining your audience’s attention. Try these five steps to choosing a title for your novel:

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Writing Genres

Genres of writing: How to choose your story’s vehicle

Genres of writing serve multiple purposes. Classifying a book by genre signals to potential readers whether your story fits their reading interests. When a book has an identifiable genre, publishers can also market it to the right readers more effectively. Here are some reasons why you need to identify a genre for your book and some of the most popular fiction genres:

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Book marketing Self-publishing

How to build a book audience: 6 smart methods

How can you build a book audience for your writing? These six strategies will take you from creating a core audience to expanding well beyond that initial group of readers: