Check out this interesting post from Rachel Poli's blog with 12 ways to kill off your fictional characters as part of her Mystery Month series.
Check out this helpful post from Jean’s Writing blog on how to prepare for a successful book signing.
What does your signature look like?
Have you practiced signing books? Practiced your autograph?
Remember Practice makes perfect.
I recently read a good article by Judith Briles on how to prepare for a book signing/author event.
Here’s what I learned from Ms. Briles about preparing for that big event.
Click the link below and read her entire article for more in-depth tips on a successful author book signing event.
Watch for Part 2 on autographing and selling your book.
Do you have one scheduled for this year?
Are you ready for a signing event?
Do you have any good tips to add? I’d love to hear them.
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Meet guest author Claire Fullerton from this post on The Story Reading Ape Blog.
Like a sailboat tacking obliquely through opaque mists with little to guide the course beyond hope and blind faith, my third novel,Mourning Dove, will be released at the end of June. It has been unequivocally the most roundabout way to publication I’ve ever heard of, and therefore I want to share my story. Let this serve as a case in point for keeping the faith on the road to publication.
To begin my story, I must digress.
Because I made no leeway as I shopped my first completed manuscript, with no joy from agents after nine months of querying, I decided to cease all effort and write another book I thought might be an easier sell. My thinking was if I could get one novel published, it would recommend the other.
The one I had completed was a first-person account of a single, American female who leaves the…
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Check out this great post from the Nail Your Novel blog on marketing literary fiction – an interview
This week I’m interviewing Laura Stanfill, author, all-round literary citizen and founder of the quirky literary imprint Forest Avenue Press in Portland, Oregon. Part 1 is here. This is Part 2. Find her on Twitter as @ForestAvePress
Roz There’s no getting away from the fact that literary fiction is trickiest to market.
Laura Oh it’s so hard! Every time I create marketing plans and metadata for a new novel, I am envious of publishers putting out subject-based nonfiction books, because it’s so much easier to identify and connect with a target audience.
Novels are tools to build empathy, they are self-care objects, they are escapes and escapades and circuses to entertain your mind. There are readers out there for them, readers who need these stories, who deserve to find themselves in books and those who deserve to escape by reading about people completely unlike them. But if…
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Check out this addition to Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
C.S. Boyack is a prolific author and popular blogger who supports Indie authors in a number of ways, including with his entertaining and effective Lisa Burton Interviews
He is celebrating the release of his latest book over the weekend… The Yak Guy Project.
About The Yak Guy Project
Imagine waking up in the desert with no idea what happened to you. You have clear memories of situations and places, but a complete loss in personal matters… like your own name. This situation is bad, and you have no idea how to get home.
When you’re rescued by a talking yak, the situation gets exponentially worse. You’ve obviously lost your mind. The immediate needs of a ride off the salt pan and searing heat, along with a drink of water, outweigh the concerns about your mental state.
This is exactly what happened to the Yak Guy. In fact he’s been…
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Check out these 11 steps to find and connect with other authors in your genre from this post on Kristina Stanley’s blog.
Thank you, Raimey Gallant for organizing the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop.
This is a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.
To continue hopping through other great blogs in the monthly #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or to join, just hop on over to Ramey Gallant!
This week, I’ve chosen to do something a little special for everyone.
Even before you publish your first book, building an online network will help you when the exciting moment of releasing your novel to the world arrives.
Today, Donna Galanti, an expert in building a network for authors, is here to share her advice and she has a very generous offer for you (you can find it at the bottom of post).
11 Steps to Find and Connect with Other Authors…
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