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Thanksgiving Eve the biggest reading day of the year!

The B&N Reads blog has released research that says the day before Thanksgiving is the biggest reading day of the year!  "A national independent survey concerning reading habits around the holiday season, which proved beyond any doubt the biggest reading day of the year—a day that shall forever more be known as Reading Day—is Thanksgiving…
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Thinking about turning your blog into a book? Advice from the experts

This post by Paul Turnbull first appeared on the BookBaby Blog and is excerpted from “Create an eBook: The Complete Guide” on Blogging.com. Publishing a book takes effort, so before you start, do a reality check: Do you have what it takes to make your blog a book? Congratulations! Your blog’s been doing well for a while…
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What is a bestseller anymore? And does it do anything for sales?

There has been a lot of talk this year about bestseller lists. From gaming The New York Times best-seller list to the same venerable institution cutting 10 categories from its lists and how Amazon ranks its bestsellers, it's a lot for an author to monitor and digest. But... what do bestseller lists even mean anymore?…
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BookBaby Independent Authors Conference 2017

This weekend our own fair city of Philadelphia hosted the BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, the only conference that educates independent authors on how to cultivate a successful self-publishing career.  Around 400 authors and writers attended presentations from 22 successful self-published authors and industry leaders and over 20 constructive workshops and panels focused on publishing and marketing…
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Podcast: Self Publishing Best Practices with Author Jim Breslin

We talk to Jim Breslin, author of Shoplandia and founder of the West Chester Story Slam, about the decision to self-publish, the best ways to get your book out there, and different ways of networking on and offline as an author. Jim also gets into Flash Fiction and some great places to submit these shorter…
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Smith Happenings: Indie Author Day and the Push to Publish Conference

The Smith Publicity team recently participated in two regional publishing industry events. Executive Director of Publicity Mike Onorato attended Montclair Public Library's celebration of Indie Author Day - a nationwide event sponsored by BiblioBoard designed to bring local indie writers together to meet and learn from each other. He spoke on the topic of book…
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