Category Archives: Tips for authors

Erzabet Bishop: Marketing Thoughts

Today, Erzabet Bishop shares some thoughts on marketing with us. Erzabet is a published author. Two of her short stories found their way into our anthologies and her first novella will be published in June ( Sigil Fire). Working full … Continue reading

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Tips for Authors: Plot

Today Paulette Callen, author of Charity and Fervent Charity, talks about the importance of plots: ‘As regards plot I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable … Continue reading

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An Introvert’s Approach to Marketing

Today award winning author Lois Cloarec Hart tells us a bit about her approach to marketing: I published my first book in 2001, and it took me until 2013 to publish my fifth, which pretty much confirms I am neither … Continue reading

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The Thing about Marketing…

Today we start another small series about marketing. This time we asked some authors to let us have their thoughts on the subject. R.G. Emanuelle, JL Merrow and Laurie Salzler dropped us a few lines. Tomorrow Lois Cloarec Hart will … Continue reading

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How to create and improve your Author Central Page

If you are a published author, your books are probably sold on Amazon and you should take advantage of a free promotion tool that Amazon provides—Author Central. What is Author Central? Amazon creates a web page for every author. If … Continue reading

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Tips for Authors: Metaphor and Simile

Today Paulette Callen, author of Charity and Fervent Charity, talks about Metaphor and Simile: Figurative language. Comparing one thing with another, unlike thing. (Simile is the one using like or as; metaphor is…the other one.) This, the short, paraphrased version … Continue reading

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How to create Goodreads giveaways

You have probably heard of Goodreads, but just in case you haven’t: Goodreads is basically Facebook for book lovers—an online community of twenty-five million readers. Yes, that’s right—twenty-five million. So you can imagine that Goodreads provides some great opportunities for … Continue reading

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