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Marketing Ideas: Gift Bags

by  •  December 17, 2012

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Last month we went to the Romance Writers of America Conference. Did you know that romance readers read about 2.5 book on average per week? We also came across some cute book swag.

Book Covers: Tips of the Trade

by  •  December 4, 2012

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It is no secret that in the publishing world books are judged by their covers. A book cover (and the title that comes with it) are the first impression a person has of a book, whether they pick it up in the store or are browsing the digital store on Amazon. I always recommend to

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Indie Author Awards

by  •  November 15, 2012

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In my time working with Indie Authors I have found that many authors do not know there are dozens of awards out their that indie and self-published books are eligible to win. Like making an ebook free for a limited time, entering for an award can be a great marketing tool. To help get you

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Finding out how to reach an audience at the Self-Publishing Book Expo

by  •  November 8, 2012

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BiblioCrunch and hundreds of writers and book professionals came together at The Sheraton Hotel at Midtown Manhattan for the Self-Publishing Book Expo. Perhaps the most striking part of all this was the date: October 27, just before Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast. We hope our readers and all who attended the event made it through

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How to do a virtual writing group with Skype, Google Hangout, or FaceTime

by Miral Sattar  •  November 6, 2012

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Everyone once in awhile I join the Twitter chat #writestuff to exchange writing ideas and tips. The chat, hosted by teacher-writer Andrea Cumbo (@andilit), happens every Tuesday night. In a recent chat I mentioned how virtual writing groups are a good way to stay motivated.  I got a lot of questions and decided to chronicle

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Ways to Promote Your Free eBook

by  •  October 26, 2012

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Earlier in the week we covered the sites to help you promote your book when it’s free. Here’s a list of other (simple) steps to take to promote your books.

Sites to spread the word about your free ebook

by  •  October 24, 2012

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Free ebooks have become one of the many marketing tools used by self-published authors to promote their work.

How to preview your eBook EPUB files on your iPad using Dropbox

by Miral Sattar  •  September 28, 2012

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An easy way to preview your eBook files on your iPad is by using Dropbox.

Optimal Sizes for your Ebook

by Miral Sattar  •  September 11, 2012

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We often get asked what an eBook filesize should be. It varies from retailer to retailer, but if you want to use one source ePUB file to all the retailers you need to keep it under 20MB. We’ve created a chart for you below. Retailer Max Filesize Amazon 50 MB Barnes & Noble 20 MB

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How to Submit your eBook to Barnes & Noble (for Nook)

by  •  September 9, 2012

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This is a question we are often asked at BiblioCrunch, “How do I get my eBook on Barnes & Noble?” Well here is your answer 🙂 To submit your book to B&N (for the Nook) here are a few steps. Make sure your eBook is ready to be published and distributed to the public. –

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