book marketing with Rebel Miller
When it comes to book marketing and establishing herself in the marketplace, Miller says: "I have to tell myself to be patient. Writing and reading books is part of an intimate relationship. You need to build a dialog and trust. It's really no different from a lot of other products and services. Building credibility with the readers is very important."

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engaging kids with reading
Research tells us that reading and writing are deeply intertwingled. Engaging kids with reading develops their writing skills, and vice versa. Kids have amazing story ideas in them.

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reviews for self-published books
How important are reviews for self-published books? In my mind, the answer is "VERY!" But I want to hear from you!

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3 books to help you improve your writing
If you’re serious about taking steps to improve your writing, nothing will help more than the lessons you can learn from these three books. Closely read them; actively underline them; diligently apply what you learn. You’ll be impressed at the improvement that follows.

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book publicity
What are the basics of book publicity? What do you do on a day-to-day basis? Generally, I tell my clients I prefer to start working on a book five months before publication. There are many media outlets that not only require working that far ahead – mainly magazines and venues that have authors as speakers – but sometimes it just takes a long time to work with some media outlets and convince them that this is a book and an author that they should pay attention to.

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Grant-BBchat-900-380
Grant Faulkner joined our January #BBchat to talk about editing after NaNoWriMo and the importance of “revision promises.”

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yourself and your fiction writing
The paradox is that writing comes from self, and yet sometimes self has to be purged from the final product for readers to find it fulfilling and finished. Such a polished feel is a key part of the reader’s perception of a book being professional and high quality. There are no fingerprints on the mirror showing the artist was there working, just a clear reflection of the world the writer is trying to create.

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