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Goodreads revamps giveaways program – no longer free to authors

A bit of disappointing news to authors and publishers who enjoyed listing giveaways on the Goodreads reader social media site as a way to increase buzz surrounding a books release: the program is no longer free. With the book site being acquired by Amazon in 2013, it's actually surprising that monetization models like these didn't…
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PODCAST: Twitter for Authors with Jesper Schmidt!

Fantasy author and BookTuber Jesper Schmidt loved Twitter, but was frustrated when he started trying to use it as a business tool. So he set out to crack the code of how authors can get the most out of twitter, and now he gets half a million impressions and is converting hundreds of clicks into…
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InfoGraphic: Confused about eBook distribution? Here’s help.

When authors come to us for book marketing or book publicity for their Ebook, one of the first questions we ask them is about distribution. To help authors reach readers who can actually buy their book, we need to know where that book is available. Many self-published authors are lost when it comes to Ebook…
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3 Things You Should Have on Your Author Website

As a writer in this current age of technology, it may seem that business cards are a thing of the past. While that’s not entirely true, business cards can still be used to provide people a visual reminder of who you are and where they can go to learn more about you. With more and…
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3 Tips on How to Get Reviews on Your Book

Just like in the business world, reviews can make or break an author. In the age of social media and constant connection to the internet, authors are always trying to figure out ways to get reviews on their books to help gain credibility. Even if your first couple of published pieces don’t make their way…
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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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