Wow. Only a few more days left in 2014…

We published a lot of articles this year, providing independent authors with free tips on how to write, publish, and market books successfully.

Now that 2014 is nearly behind us, I thought we should list some of our readers’ favorite articles this year:

1. Seven deadly sins of book promotion

2. Where do you write from: the head, the heart, or the mouth?

3. Why you don’t need (and shouldn’t want) a publishing deal

4. Twelve articles that will help you write your next novel

5. Ten tips to help writers stay focused

6. What trait does every successful writer possess?

7. Leaving BookBaby was the best decision she could ever make

8. Nine things every book proposal needs

9. Three tips to writing better action scenes

10. How to write a great author bio that will connect with readers

And a bonus article, in case you’re just about to launch a new book….

11. Setting up your own book tour

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What was your favorite publishing-related article from 2014 (on our blog, or any other)? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Chris Robley

About Chris Robley

Chris Robley has written 570 posts in this blog.

is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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