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Planning For Book Sales In Uncertain Times

No one knows what will actually happen in 2021. But if you plan, you will be more prepared to grow your book sales.
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Reading Habits From Around The World: 2020 Edition [Infographic]

This infographic digs into all sorts of metrics to put the world's reading habits into perspective. Though, A Promised Land just sold 890,000 copies on its first day, which means that list of best-sellers in 2020 might get rearranged a bit.
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Black Friday Deals For Writers [2020]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, and we’ve partnered with the good folks at ProWritingAid to round up some excellent deals on courses, software, and services for writers.
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Seven Secrets To Selling Books As Special Sales

Selling books as special sales — for employee perks, sales incentives, or add-on value — requires you adopt the seven "Cs" to find success.
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Is Your Violent Imagery Sublime… Or Sloppy?

Whatever your subject matter, be mindful of how, where, and when you evoke violent imagery. Such language can be powerful, but used without care, it signals lazy — and potentially corrosive — writing.
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Dialogue Tags: When “Said” Doesn’t Say Enough [Infographic]

"Said" is usually the best solution when attributing a statement to a character, but there are times in your book or short story where a more specific qualifier would do a lot to paint a complete picture.
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Creative Inspiration For Book Selling During Quarantine

Excerpted from our guide, Book Marketing In The Age of COVID-19, we have creative ideas for marketing and selling your books as we approach the holidays.
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Writing Dystopian Novels In Dystopian Times

Given the current environmental and social climate — and the worldwide pandemic — you'd think people would avoid dystopian fiction. Not so...
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Negative Reviews Are Part Of Life

Negative reviews are part of life, and brushing off criticism is something all creators must know how to do — because most negative reviews don’t matter.
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The Seven Steps Of Book Sales To Non-Retail Buyers

The process of identifying and pitching book sales to non-retail buyers takes preparation, leg-work, and time. These seven steps outline the process.

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