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Show, Don’t Tell: Practical Advice for Writers

by Auburn Seal  •  May 30, 2017

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  New writers often hear their work critiqued with the somewhat glib advice that is “Show, Don’t tell.” But what does that mean exactly? Here are some tips to help you do exactly that and take your writing to the next level. The example above from Anton Chekhov is a great one. It’s rather easy

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Working Mother’s Represented in Books

by Samantha Knoerzer  •  May 10, 2017

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  It’s coming around to that time to celebrate mothers and motherly figures.


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The Best Apps and Photo Services to Create Mother’s Day Books

by Miral Sattar  •  May 5, 2017

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Honor your mom, sister, grandma, (or any important woman in your life) with a book full of all the things you cherish about her.


Essential Ingredients for a Successful Publishing Career in a Packed Industry

by Auburn Seal  •  May 4, 2017

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The lightning fast changes in the publishing industry provide opportunity and limitations, all at once. As Indie authors, we have the ability to adjust our publishing plans and our writing schedules as quick as necessary to accommodate the ever-changing demands that come our way. But our ability to adapt creates its own challenges like a

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A Must Read List for Children’s Book Week

by Samantha Knoerzer  •  May 1, 2017

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  Happy May! Learning and coping with the world starts at a young age. And how to children learn? Through reading.


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Create a Successful Email Campaign for Authors in 4 Steps

by Auburn Seal  •  April 20, 2017

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Readers are everywhere, but figuring out how to capture them and continue to have access to them sometimes feels like a Herculean feat. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the noise around author marketing. Start with something simple like getting your newsletter set up with an automated workflow that will capture your ideal reader’s attention by

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Spring Break Trips Through Book Reading

by Samantha Knoerzer  •  April 18, 2017

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  We all love spring break. But for most it is a time that in college was for adventure, yet now is for working and saving money.


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Should You Read Your Book Reviews?

by Auburn Seal  •  April 13, 2017

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Reading feedback from your readers can be a frightening experience, similar to a terrifying but thrilling roller coaster. A good review launches you to the highest heights and a bad or mediocre review can send your self-worth plummeting into the deepest depths of darkness. A five-star review says you are worthy of life, a one- or

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6 Easy To Implement Tips for Creating a Newsletter for Authors

by Auburn Seal  •  April 6, 2017

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Email newsletters have been around for a while. I think we’ve all heard that we should have one. It’s a great way to stay in touch with our readers and having a big list can be a great boost for bumping new releases in their first few days and generally it’s an effective component of

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Words and Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing

by Samantha Knoerzer  •  April 5, 2017

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  We know how much we love to write. But when is it time to write and when is it time to edit?