Power Book Publicity Tips for November 2013

In this issue:
- “How an Editor Will Make You a Better Writer,” by Margot Atwell
- “The Changing Media Landscape:Bad News for Authors and Book Publicists?,” by Dan Smith
- Tips to Completing a 50,000 Word Novel During NaNoWriMo
​- Start Planning for Your Book to be Noticed in 2014 with Combined Book Exhibit
- Visit Smith Publicity Staff at Upcoming Book Industry Events this Fall

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Tips to Completing a 50,000-word Novel During NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is a month-long marathon for writers all of backgrounds to complete a 50,000 word novel during November. Annually about 500,00 people register to write a novel and thanks to a community of support, about 15% of those people write 50,000 word novels. A 50,000 word novel can seem a…
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The Changing Media Landscape: Bad News for Authors and Book Publicists

Many believe the printed newspaper is dying a slow, painful, inevitable death. Since 2008, the presses at hundreds of newspapers have stopped forever. Many venerable print magazines have closed their doors. After 32 years of publishing Southern Accents, Time. Inc. shut it down. Ziff Davis stopped publishing PC Magazine after 27 years, and Conde Nast closed the doors…
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How an Editor Will Make You a Better Writer

Everyone knows what editors do…or do they? Most authors understand that editors find mistakes in a manuscript, but a good editor does a lot more than that! No matter how much a manuscript has been edited by the author or how flawless the author thinks the manuscript is, working with an editor is always worthwhile.…
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For Authors on a Budget: Share Your e-Book for Free

For many authors, the best (and cheapest) way to get your book off the ground is by self-publishing.  But once it is published what happens? What about distribution?  To start marketing your book, you can try promoting it initially as an e-Book. Amazon is the most popular place for readers to buy books or e-Books.…
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Writers’ Conferences: Learn, Network and … Learn!

For writers, it isn’t very often you are able to gather to celebrate your hard work and learn how to improve it with your peers.  Throughout the year, writers’ conferences are held throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad at which you can attend workshops, network with industry professionals and fellow writers, and learn, learn, learn!…
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Social Media tips for Authors

After your book is published, it’s time to get all your hard work recognized. A great first step is hiring a book publicist to help your book marketing and book promotion efforts. Social media can also be a valuable tool in book marketing. Social Media is the quickest way to interact with fans as well…
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Upcoming Genre-Specific Book Awards

Book awards are a great way to gain exposure and an excellent tool to add to your book marketing campaign.  Over the next few weeks there are several book award deadlines for specific genres. Before applying for a book award be sure to read our previous blog post about the five things to keep in…
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