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What's the Secret to Writing Bestselling Heroes?

Have you ever wondered how bestselling authors can get away with writing the same hero over and over again? I’m not talking about carrying an original character into a spin-off  novel or sequel (like Ian Fleming did with James Bond.) I’m…
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Writing Tips from a Bestseller: How to Build a Long Career

Welcome to USA Today bestselling Contemporary Romance Author, Barbara Bretton.  Her 40+ books have more than 10 million copies in print. Barbara graciously agreed to dash off her best advice to authors who want to build their careers over the…
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Literary Gatekeepers: Professional Readers Impact Novel Sales

Editor's Note: Please welcome Helen Carey, who has worked as a professional reader for two book publishers and a literary agent. Helen has agreed to share her “insider secrets” about the real, behind the scenes power that a professional…
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5 Ways to Get a Good Review

Welcome back guest columnist, Carrie Slager, who reviews books for The Mad Reviewer blog. This is Part II in Carrie's series. You'll find more  tips in Part I of her series, Tips for Dealing with Book Reviewers.] Last week I touched…
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Networking for Writers: Conference Etiquette (Part 2)

Networking is a form of word-of-mouth marketing. At a writing conference, you must learn to market yourself in ways that make you memorable –- but for all the right reasons.  This article is Part 2 in a 2-part series that shares networking…
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Tips for Authors: Electronic Autographs for eBooks

Want to give — and receive – electronic autographs for your favorite books?  Then you’ll adore the free web service, Authorgraph. Gone are the days when an author’s autograph could only be obtained during a live book signing. Authorgraph…
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10 Reasons Why Authors Should Format Old Novels as E-Books

If you're an author with a backlist of previously published paperback novels, then I encourage you to consider formatting those novels as e-books.  Not only are you likely to increase your passive income, you will gain far more control over…
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Writer's Relief: Help for Aspiring Authors

“Is there some deep, dark secret to getting published? Why won’t an editor buy my book?” As a book writing coach and multi-published author, I’m asked that question a lot. Believe me, I can empathize with the pain of aspiring…
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Want to Write Popular Novels? Here's How to Start!

I was reading a marketing statistic recently that said that 50,000 new Kindles are purchased every month by readers around the world. That’s mind-boggling! To give you some perspective, in the old days (as recently as 2000,) a midlist paperback…
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Writing Novels with the Law of Attraction Equals Success

Ever since the third grade, I wanted to become a published novelist.  By the time I reached the age of 30, my passion for writing novels had grown so strong, that I was willing to ignore an IRS report that said the average writer earns 7 cents…