Embracing Solitude: The Creative Imperative

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There’s something special about the quiet, isn’t there? Most people, craving the constant short-term gratification that worldly stimulation brings, run away from the silence of their own company as fast as possible. But we don’t, we run towards it. I didn’t always call myself a writer. Only in the last 12 months since penning my first […]

Free Books Directly From The Authors

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Did you ever go to a conference or event and see someone giving something away for free and wonder what was in it for them? Companies do this because they want your business and non-profits do this because they want to raise awareness to an issue. Authors give away free books for one of these […]

10 Reasons To Go On A Virtual Book Tour

Reaching a wider online audience has never been easier!

The world of publishing is continuously evolving thanks to technology and the Internet. It is now easier than ever to publish a book. But with the growing number of new books being released every day it is also harder than ever to get your book noticed in the crowd. If your line of thinking includes- […]

3 Ways For Authors To Use The 80/20 Rule

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80-20 rule for authors

Have you heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle? It was originally put forward by the Italian economist Pareto, who noticed that 80% of wealth was generated by about 20% of the people. This numerical principle was found to have applications in other areas. For example, 20% of customers will often […]

Author Media Kit Tips and Free Template

Professional Author Media Kit Editable with Microsoft Word

Before an author gets that all-important magazine, newspaper or radio interview, an interviewer will probably spend time perusing the author’s media kit. For this reason, media kits are really important to your book marketing efforts! There are lot of companies that offer services to build your media kit for you, and they can cost as much as $1,200. While those services are probably worth it, we tried to save you some time and money by building a world-class editable media kit for free (if you are ready to go ahead and download it, you can skip straight to it).

Are You Having Second Thoughts About Self-Publishing?

An author's account of her struggle with self-publishing.

I am a few months into the release of my first book, “Rising Above Statistics: Success Against All Odds” and the work is just beginning. I chose to self-publish my book and people constantly ask me “Why?” After all, self-publishing is hard work.  Write the book, edit the book, format it, find a cover designer, […]