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I’m An Author… Do I Need A Blog?

Some say authors should blog for the simple reason that it helps you write more consistently. Blogs build connections and experience. They also take time away from your other activities — like writing your next book. So... do you need a blog?
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Your Book Launch Timeline: Develop A Three-Phase Plan

There are a lot of variables that go into a book launch – there isn't a single template that will work for everyone – but consider approaching your book launch timeline in three phases.
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How to Throw a Book Launch Party That Isn’t a Waste of Time

Updated August 2017. If you're self-publishing or releasing a book through a small press, being pampered isn't usually part of the equation; you'll have to take the lead on planning your own launch party. But don't get fever chills; it's not all that different from throwing a Super Bowl party, only YOU are the main attraction and hopefully drunk men won't be screaming at you if you drop a word or don't annunciate clearly during your reading.
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What Independent Writers Can Learn From E L James

The Fifty Shades phenomenon would not have happened were it not launched as a self-published series. There are many lessons for independent writers in E L James' success story.
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How To Reinvigorate Your Book Marketing

Marketing is not a one-time effort. Rearrange your thinking and find ways to reinvigorate your book marketing to keep the momentum for this – and other books – going.
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How to Promote a Young Adult Novel on Social Media

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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The Equation For Book Marketing Success

Here's a formula to help you make the transition from author to marketer. It is not a scientific, qualitative equation, but a quantitative approach to book marketing success that is adaptable to your personality and genre.

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