How to Choose a Pseudonym
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Pseudonyms: How to Choose a Pen Name for Novel Writing

Pseudonyms abound in writing circles.  What doesn't abound is clear and insightful advice on how to choose the best pen name for a long-term career in novel writing. Let's have some fun.  Check out the names of these genre fiction authors: …
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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6 Reasons Why Judging a #NovelWriting Contest Helps Your Career #Writetip #amwriting

Are you writing commercial fiction? Then consider becoming a judge for a writing contest to help your career. Many aspiring authors already know the benefits of entering a writing contest. These days, even the larger regional contests have…
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Get Better Book Reviews, More Sales #BookMarketing #BookPromo #Selfpub pic.twitter.com/BNvw6SV29u

Sure, every author WANTS to receive glowing book reviews. But do book reviews help sales? That's the million dollar question. As an Indie author, I've had my mind blown.  In the old days, when I was published by Bantam and Avon, I had no…
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Writing Novels to Sell: What Literary Agents Won't Tell You #amwriting #writetip #Romance #WIP

Your goal is to become a New York Times bestseller and rake in beaucoup bucks.  Your novel is ready.  You’ve done your literary agent research, and you’ve identified your dream rep.  It’s time to query. Now here’s a healthy dose…
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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Editors Reject Novels #writing #fiction #romance #paranormal

Why do book editors reject novels?      As a book writing coach, I answer that question a lot when folks want to know how to polish their fiction-writing after a rejection.  As strange as it may seem, even good book writing gets…
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Facebook Apps for Writers: Market Your Book to More Readers

If you’re still learning your way around Facebook, you may not be aware that you can add some nifty author apps to your Fan Page -- apps that can help you market your books. These apps are super-easy to install. The vast majority require…
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Book Marketing: Effective Management of Street Team

New York Times bestselling author, Sabrina York, is back with the third installment in her 3-part series on Street Teams. Today's installment is about effective management: the down side to running your volunteer organizaiton. If you like this…
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Book Marketing: Leveraging Your Street Team for Book Promotion

Last Friday's post by New York Times bestselling author, Sabrina York, talked about creating Street Teams for book marketing and promotion purposes. You may have wondered, “What can I assign my loyal army of fans to DO?” Great question!…
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Book Marketing for Savvy Authors: Create Street Teams

Want a loyal army of fans to promote your book for you? Then keep reading for tips! New York Times bestselling author, Sabrina York, is our guest columnist. She's so enthusiastic about sharing her book marketing experience that she wrote a 3-part…
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Book Marketing for Indie Authors: Image Branding 101

Picture this:  Your book is finally published.  (Whoop! Congratulations!) You’ve worked months – maybe years – for the moment when you can proudly point to  the byline on your cover and say:  “Yep! That’s me!  I really wrote…