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2019 Publishing Industry Trends

ARTICLE COURTESY OF OUR FRIENDS AT WRITTEN WORD MEDIA Last year we made 10 predictions on what 2018 would bring to the publishing industry. We enjoyed hearing your predictions and discussing ours in the comments and on social media. We believe it’s important to think...

Eco-Friendly Paper Production

On December 20, 2018, Congress's omnibus Farm Bill received approval at the executive level federally legalizing industrial hemp production. Almost anything made from wood products can be made from hemp--including paper. This is great news for book lovers who prefer...

The Complete Book Signing Checklist

By Penny Sansevieri, Author Marketing Experts Got a book event coming up? Great! This checklist is designed to help you maximize your exposure at the event, and look like a book promotion genius! Things to Do Before Your Book Signing See if you can get a copy of the...

Marc Liebman Author Success Story

Marc Liebman Book Signing Author Marc Liebman is one of the hardest working authors we know! Here he is at the Dallas Flight Museum displaying his exciting int'l action thriller Josh Haman series. A retired Navy helicopter pilot, Marc is also a professional speaker....

Giving Away Freebies

You know how it goes. Givers gain. Whether you're a writer, an artist, or a musician, it is a balancing act between giving your work away to attract new fans and honoring and respecting your craft and yourself. Today I honor you for walking that line. Because you are...

Writer’s Market 2019

Dear Authors,Have you picked up your copy of Writer's Market 2019 yet?It contains valuable information for every writing career such as:Author brandingBuilding your author marketing platformHow to write queriesBuilding a career from scratchWriting for magazines to...

Author Website Homepages

By Jane Friedman, Publishing Consultant, author of The Business of Being a Writer Whether you’re an emerging author or one that is well-established, it can be challenging to figure out what belongs on your website’s homepage and what to say about yourself on the front...

Build An Authentic Author Brand

According to best-selling author and marketing guru, Joanna Penn . . . Branding is one of those buzz-words that can turn off creatives, but essentially, your brand is your promise to the reader. It's the words, images, and emotional resonance that people have when...

Get Your Book Into Libraries

The Library Market: What Indie Authors Need to Know By Jane Friedman "While indie authors can gain some access to libraries by making their books available through major library distributors, that doesn’t mean that those books will be purchased." READ ARTICLE