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BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review
BlueInk Review is a fee-based service that reviews self-published books exclusively. Founded by Patricia Moosbrugger, an internationally known literary agent, and Patti Thorn, an award-winning book review editor, BlueInk Review offers honest, objective appraisals penned by professional writers whose bylines have appeared in major publications. Reviews are widely distributed, including to and Ingram and ProQuest databases (reaching 70,000 booksellers and librarians). Select reviews appear in Booklist magazine (read by 60,000 librarians), Publishing Perspectives (an internationally revered online journal), Goodreads, Twitter, and more.
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Book Marketing Ideas From Successful Authors

Completing a book takes a lot of effort. Selling it is even harder. While you know about the mechanics of writing, you may not be a book marketing expert — so how will you get the word out about your book?
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9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Self-Publishing My Book

The first time I self-published, I was new to the process and endured many failures before I finally held my book in my hand. Here are nine things I wish I knew about self-publishing...
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How To Promote Poetry on Social Media

If you’re preparing to promote your poetry, these social media forums will open up new worlds and connect you with readers and groups likely to revel in your words.
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10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Book Launch Party

You’ve written your book and completed the hard work of producing it. Now, it’s time to release it to the world. In other words, it’s time for a book launch party.
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Seven Keys To Crowdfunding On GoFundMe

Crowdfunding has become a useful resource for independent authors. These tips will teach you how to write a GoFundMe campaign that works.
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How to Make the Most of a Professional Book Review

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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5 Ways Attending A Publishing Conference Can Help You Succeed

Looking for support as a self-published author? Here are five reasons why attending a publishing conference can help your career.

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