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[Case Study] Sarah A. Denzil’s key factors to self-publishing success

I often feel that self-publishing success stories are overlooked or downplayed in mainstream publishing news sources. Thankfully, The Hot Sheet (the...

Writing community spotlight: Q&A with Brian Paone from Fiction Writing

If you’re looking to network with fellow authors, look no further than the social media platforms you visit every day. Facebook...

Creating a cover that can actually sell your book

For this article, I am going to lean heavily on an interview the awesome Jane Friedman did with Andrew Rhomberg, the...

Beta readers vs. professional editors: getting the most out of your first draft feedback

Finishing the first draft of your novel is an epic achievement. When you finally reach “The End”, you half expect a...

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Selling your books with Facebook ads

Facebook ads are a great way to get your book noticed by a large number of your ideal readers, quickly and...

Writing community spotlight: Q&A with Norman Turrell from Now! Writer

In this installment of our Writing Community Spotlight, we’re happy to welcome Norman Turrell from Now! Writer – a relatively new...

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7 things a self-publishing fiction author needs to know about the book market

The book market as we know it today is the result of hundreds of years of development. In business-speak, it is...

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The luck factor in book sales

Are bestselling authors just lucky? Some, you could argue, are in the right place at the right time. Just look at...

Writing community spotlight: Q&A with Alex Cabal from Scribophile

We’re all about community support! Writing can be a lonely process, and having a circle of fellow authors you can turn...

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