Resources and tips for the self-published author.

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10 Steps to Self-Publish

by Auburn Seal  •  September 22, 2016

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Looking to join the ranks of self-published authors? Overwhelmed by all the steps from here to there?  I’ll tell you how to make it happen in 10 (mostly) simple steps!  How long those 10 steps takes will depend entirely on your motivation level (and your willingness to ask for help when you find yourself in over

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Pirates Demonstrate How to Show, Not Tell

by Auburn Seal  •  September 13, 2016

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Anyone that’s been writing for any amount of time has probably heard the phrase show, don’t tell. I don’t know about the rest of you but for the longest time that statement was vexing. It took a fair amount of doing that incorrectly before I finally learned what it meant. If you are still struggling with

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Goodreads Opens Giveaways to Ebooks

by Auburn Seal  •  September 8, 2016

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Attention Authors and Goodreads Lovers! Did you know that authors will soon be able to give away ebooks on Goodreads? They used to only allow giveaway promotions for paperbacks which precluded authors who only publish ebooks from participating. Let’s face it. Sometimes we get the ebook out well before the paperback goes live. Or maybe we

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4-Step Marketing Plan for a Book Series

by Auburn Seal  •  September 6, 2016

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Book marketing should be something that you plan out, an intentional strategy. Of course, you’ll want to consider the “usual” things like sending out advanced review copies (ARC’s), requesting reviews, creating launch day events both online and in person, promoting your title with various media outlets, using your email newsletter to your best advantage, etc.

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All the Best Books You Need for Your College Dorm Room Bookshelf

by Samantha Knoerzer  •  September 2, 2016

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    Classes are back in session and as the college kids move back into their dorms, they set up for a new year of reconnecting with friends and, if they are doing it right, reading and writing galore!


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How to Treat Writing Like a Business and Rock Your Self-Publishing Goals

by Auburn Seal  •  September 1, 2016

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Do you treat your authoring as a profession or a hobby? There’s actually not a wrong answer to that question, by the way. Some folks write for the love of writing and some folks love to write but are also committed to making it a profitable business. You should know where you land in answer

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Love to Write, Hate to Edit? 5 Steps to Make Editing Fun

by Auburn Seal  •  August 30, 2016

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Do you love to write but hate to edit? In my experience, there are two types of writers: those who love to spin out their first draft and those who love, love, love massaging the first draft over multiple passes of editing. The second type, though I love them, I sort of can’t stand them.

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How Book Marketing is Like Online Dating

by Auburn Seal  •  August 25, 2016

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Finding your target audience in a sea of readers is much like trying to find a life partner in an ocean of single people. How can you find just the right match for your book? We are going to use the dating analogy to have some fun with this literary matchmaking project. When you fill

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How to Promote Your Book on Twitter and Maximize Sales Without Embarrassing Yourself!

by Auburn Seal  •  August 23, 2016

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If you are a self-published author, you have likely discovered that you need to become your own marketing expert as well. And if you are marketing in 2016, you understand the importance of tapping into the amazing resource that is social media. There are some basic tips every author should know about Twitter before they

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When Is the Best Time to Launch Your Book?

by Auburn Seal  •  August 18, 2016

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The answer to that depends greatly on several factors. Is this book a first in series or a sequel? What genre is it? What other books are being released? Mick Rooney gave some general guidelines that you can use to help plan your launch because there are some constants in the book publishing industry. In

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