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Make Inroads Into The Homeschool Market

The homeschool market is a diverse universe made up of manageable — and accessible — segments. And with over two million students, there are opportunities to sell books.
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Dramatic Times Call For A Clear Message

Writing about of-the-minute events, politics, and movements can be highly intimidating but deeply necessary. Do the work and make your voice heard.
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Your Eight-part Story Check

A fully-developed manuscript will be rich from beginning to end, from the big to the small. How does yours hold up to this eight-part check?
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Your Publishing Timeline For Holiday Book Sales

The blazing sun and summer calendar don’t change the fact that the holiday self-publishing crunch has already begun. This book publishing timeline will help you manage the calendar.
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Public Libraries: An Asset For Independent Authors

As an indie author, libraries are a powerful asset for getting your book into the hands of readers and reaching an audience through presentations, community contacts, reviewers, and reference librarian recommendations.
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Writers’ Stories From Quarantine

I asked the writers in our community how the Covid-19 pandemic was affecting them. The responses range from inspiring to sobering. Here's a sample of what you said.
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Why Chapter Breaks Are A Really Big Deal

Take a fresh look at your draft by studying the space between chapters. If your chapter breaks create an unpleasant surprise, you've got them in the wrong places.
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Author-published Books — A Conversation With IBPA’s Lee Wind

The BookBaby Spotlight podcast recently hosted Lee Wind, a "lighthouse of stories that center on marginalized kids and teens and celebrate their power to change the world" and the Director of Marketing and Programming for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
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How To Sabotage Your Self-Published Book (in five easy steps)

Too many self-published authors make common blunders that guarantee their books will receive negative reviews and no buzz. Here are five mistakes that will doom any self-published book.
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Know Where To Sell Books

Supermarkets and pharmacies are two examples of places you can sell books, even while many bookstores are closed. Depending on your content, there are other outlets to consider. Seize opportunities and remain profitable.

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