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The basics of author branding

Does the idea of “author branding” make you groan, or is it just me? “Branding” sounds like something evil corporate titans do to make people buy gross, unethical products. It doesn’t seem like the purview of writers. And that’s true…as long as you never intend to sell what you write. Being an author, on the other … Continue reading The basics of author branding

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Perfect timing for publishing a book

Just because a book is finished doesn’t mean the timing is right. Your publication date is important. There are certain months that would be perfect for your book and make your pitch to retailers and media outlets easier, and some months you should avoid altogether. Below are some tips to help make sure your book … Continue reading Perfect timing for publishing a book

How to write a good description for your book?

Want to capture readers? No matter what genre your book falls into, nothing beats an intriguing book description that leaves a reader wanting more. A good book description is detailed, descriptive copy that is suited for public display, used for your book marketing, book discovery, and for sales purposes. It helps potential buyers find and … Continue reading How to write a good description for your book?

Why do publishers/literary agents turn down a manuscript?

By Sandra O'Donnell via quora After reading thousands of queries, here are the most common reasons we don’t move forward after reading your query: We do not represent your genre. The query is poorly written or dead boring. The premise doesn’t grab us or hold our interest. The word count is too low or too … Continue reading Why do publishers/literary agents turn down a manuscript?

Rebecca Smith

Welcome Rebecca Smith! Would you please tell a little bit about yourself. Hi Prakaash! I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Southern West Virginia with my parents at a very young age. When you decided to write and what inspired you? I’ve always loved to write. I wrote/made my first book about my … Continue reading Rebecca Smith