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How to Write Sales Copy for the Back of Your Nonfiction Book

If you’re working on your first book, you will inevitably have to sit down and write the sales copy that appears on the back of your book (also known as “jacket” copy). For authors who haven’t had to do this before, it can feel like...

How Authors Can Participate in Blog Carnivals

A blog carnival is a blog post that features a round-up of interesting blog posts from other websites. For example, a weight loss blog might feature a round-up of recent blog posts from various weight loss experts, personal trainers, and other industry blogs. The round-up...

How Authors Can Get Found by Media Professionals

At least half of the media interviews I’ve given over the years have come to me without any effort on my part. Why? Because I have positioned myself as an authority and have consistently promoted my work online. Many interviews have come from reporters who...

The 4 People Every Author Should Hire

Professional Editor – If you’re self-publishing your book, and most people are these days, nothing is more important than having your book professionally edited. It’s fine to have it reviewed by a friend or relative, or by teachers and people with English degrees (I hear...

How to Get More Reviews for Your Book on Amazon

Like it or not, reviews on Amazon help sell books. The vast majority of potential buyers will look at your reviews to assist them in making a buying decision (I know that I do). If you don’t have many reviews, it can make your book...

When Should You Start Calling Yourself an Author?

I remember back in 2005 when my first manuscript was in progress. I attended a writer’s conference and felt like I was able to immerse myself in the craft of writing and promoting books. I left that event with the thought that I could officially...

How to Write a Book FAST and Overcome the Fear That Prevents Most People from Finishing

Studies show that as many as 80% of people want to write a book. I hear this goal all of the time from people I meet in the business world. Countless numbers of people over the years have proclaimed their desire to write a book,...

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