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author website

Your Author Website Must Have…

For everything you're told you have to do as an independent author publishing and promoting a book, I'd argue there are only two absolute, universal musts: you must get a professional edit and you must have your own author website.
author brand

Your Author Brand: What It Is And Why You Need One

"I'm not a brand, I'm an author!" True, but the purpose of branding is the same whether you’re selling books or bran flakes: to let customers know what they’re going to get before they buy.
news cycle

How Authors Can Become Part of the News Cycle

If you want to become part of the news cycle, you need to have something newsworthy happening. You also need to be proactive in positioning yourself and be able to tell your story.

IAC Announces Essay Contest For High School and College Writers

To encourage young writers to pursue a career in writing and publishing, the IAC is presenting a Conference Scholarship Contest for high school and college students.
writing a book

To Finish Writing A Book, You Need To Start Writing It

Life is short. Life is busy. How can you possibly add writing that book you to your stacked schedule? It starts with a commitment. To finish writing a book, you need to get started.
galley letter

How to Write a Galley Letter (And Get Book Reviews)

Galleys, or advanced reader copies, are important to your book promotion, and so is your galley letter. You want to put your best foot forward with reviewers and by following these tips, you'll be off to a good start.
publishing plan

Self-Publishing Is Not A Back-up Publishing Plan

Before I self-published, I didn’t know of all the advantages self-publishing offers or that it was the savvy author’s way to get my book in the hands of readers. My only regret is I didn't do it sooner.

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