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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Book Editors Reject Manuscripts

Why do book editors reject manuscripts? As a fiction writing coach, I'm asked that question a lot, especially if my new client is reeling from a rejection letter. Most authors are baffled by the vague correspondence that book editors send.…
Writing novels, how to write novels, fiction writing
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Book Marketing On the Air: Podcast Tips for Fiction Writers (Part 2)

Book marketing is essential for fiction writers. In today's "Million Book Market," readers aren't likely to stumble across your novel on an e-retailer site. That's why successful fiction writers promote their work. Authors have a variety…
Writing novels, how to write novels, fiction writing

Book Marketing On the Air: Podcast Tips for Fiction Writers (Part 1)

Book marketing is a necessity in this digital age. With millions of titles competing for readers, one of the quickest ways for fiction writers to reach their target audience is to appear on a podcast or radio talk show. As a former publicist,…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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Get Better Book Reviews, More Sales

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 in paperback by Bantam and Avon,…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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6 Reasons Why Judging a Novel-Writing Contest Helps Your Career

If you're writing commercial fiction, you can jumpstart your career by judging writing contests. Many aspiring authors already know the benefits of entering writing contests. These days, even the larger regional contests have celebrity judges. …
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

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…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

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 organization. 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!…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

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 help for Romance authors, that…
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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…