The most important part of being a writer is writing, but if you want a career as a self-published author, you need to do a whole lot more than just write: you have to learn the business and market yourself so you're on the same playing field as mainstream authors with big publishing houses behind them.

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From Facebook algorithms to keynote speeches, this collection of news from the publishing world has something for every independent author (or author in the making).

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It's time to really get your book marketing and holiday book sales going. Steps 7-9 in our holiday book sales guide are all about getting the word out during the prime gift-shopping season.

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Professional reviews from trusted sources command credibility from the outset and can be used in ways consumer reviews cannot. Here are eight ways to make the most of a professional book review.

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If you’re promoting a Young Adult novel, these links and pages will get you connecting with online groups and forums likely to embrace your title.

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If you’re promoting your Christian fiction book, these links and pages will get you off the ground connecting with groups and forums likely to embrace your title.

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If you're looking for readership and engagement, finishing your book is the first step. These social media marketing tips can help you frame your approach to the process of promoting yourself and your work online.

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