Resources and tips for the self-published author.

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Which Type of Mystery Should You Write?

by Auburn Seal  •  October 27, 2016

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The mystery genre is consistently one of the top 5 selling fiction categories. And mystery fans will usually eat up every book in a series if they like what you put out there. How can you be sure that you are writing a mystery that your audience will love? We’ve got you covered, mystery writers!

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How to Unlock Amazon’s Secret Kindle Categories

by Auburn Seal  •  October 20, 2016

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Do you feel like your book is getting lost in the billions of self-published titles currently for sale on Amazon? There’s a lot of competition for readers’ attention and that will only get more difficult as more authors embrace the freedom of self-publishing. Being an indie author comes with a lot of challenges, but it

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How Authors Can Move Forward in the Face of Amazon’s Latest Review Policy

by Auburn Seal  •  October 6, 2016

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Indie authors everywhere give away books in exchange for an honest review. Whether it’s book bloggers, beta readers, ARC readers, or just friends and family. The ask usually goes something like this. Will you write an honest review for my book in exchange for a free copy? That is one of the main ways authors

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3 Critical Elements for Every Scene

by Auburn Seal  •  September 27, 2016

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How do eat an elephant? One bite at time. How do you write a novel? One scene at a time. You could actually break that down further and say one sentence at a time, but I like to think in scenes when I sit down for a chunk of time to write. It feels less

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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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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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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 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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