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Making your Author Website: Must-Have Elements
Creating an author website? Read these tips on what you must have when making it, including good first impressions, media kits, and more! #Author #AuthorWebsites
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Facing Fears and Writing Unique Characters
Joanna Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She says "I've made many mistakes on the author journey, and I share everything on this site so you can save time, money, and heartache on your path." Read more to check out her helpful tips and tricks. #Writing #Authors #AuthorBlog #WritingTips
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Starting Your Book!
21-Time New York Times Bestselling Author Jerry Jenkins shares his process on starting to write your book! Read more here. #Books #Writer #Authors #BookWriting
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Why Writers Struggle with Marketing: Acknowledging and Overcoming
K.M. Weiland is an award-winning and internationally published author of acclaimed writing guides. Here she explains the struggles of marketing, and most importantly reminds us that it is okay to feel challenged! Read more here. #Marketing #BookWriting #Authors #BookMarketing #MarketingTips
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12 Book Promotion Ideas!
1. Run a pre-order 2. Do social media 3. Set up a website 4. Start an email list 5. Use a reader magnet 6. Throw a launch event 7. Network and attend book events 8. Run price promotions 9. Buy promotional spots 10. Try Amazon ads 11. Try Facebook ads 12. Get featured for free #BookPromo #BookSales #Marketing #BookMarketing
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Social Media Strategies for Authors
Social media has become a wonderful tool for connecting, marketing, and more! Find how an online platform can help authors and writers spread your work. #SocialMedia #OnlinePresence #Authors #Writers #BookPromotion
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Everything You Need to Know to Host a Virtual Book Launch Party
"Even in an increasingly digital and socially distant world, it’s still possible to celebrate the launch of your book with friends, family, colleagues, community members, and readers. The tips and tricks below will help you plan your virtual book launch party, promote it, and execute it in a thoughtful and engaging way" Read more here! #BookLaunch #BookEvent #VirtualReading
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How to Become a Book Illustrator
Creating a portfolio, establishing the earnings, and more on how to become a book illustrator! #Illustrator #Author #ChildrensBooks
Camille Medina explains the ins and outs of finding an illustrator you can trust and ensuring a smooth and happy relationship between author and illustrator. #Illustrator #Hiring #Author Blog, Happy, Donts, Relationship, Medina, Hiring, Over The Years, 10 Things
10 Dos and Don'ts of Hiring an Illustrator
Camille Medina explains the ins and outs of finding an illustrator you can trust and ensuring a smooth and happy relationship between author and illustrator. #Illustrator #Hiring #Author
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How to Plan a Book Reading that Delights Your Audience
Speaking coach, creative mentor, and co-author of How to Read for an Audience; The Stuff Nobody Teaches You James Nave explains book readings and how to make them successful. #BookReading #Reading #ReadAlouds #BookEvent
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Self Published Author? Here's How to Set Up A Book Signing
Tips n tricks on what you'll need to do/ have with you before, during, and after a book signing event #BookSigning #Publish #Author #Marketing
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How to Become a Book Editor in 2024: A Complete Guide
"Let’s get into the nitty-gritty details about what it takes to become a successful book editor." Read from Dave Chesson's tips on how to become a book editor! #childrensbooks #editor
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Three Keys to Marketing Children's Books
Author Crystal Swain-Bates gives advice on how to market a children's book. Read more here. #marketing #childrensbooks
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Finding Joy and Success in Picture Books – Lessons from Three Inspiring Authors by Jocelyn Rush
Picture book authors Charlotte Offsay, Kirsten Pendreigh, and Adrea Theodore join together to talk about surviving the publishing industry and book release. #Publishing #Authors #ChildrensBooks #Writing
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10 Things No One Tells You About Releasing a Book by Jenna Moreci
A lot of writers imagine their book release to be a giant celebration. They'll have a party, they'll invite their friends and family, they'll cry over their book baby, and just watch the sales roll in. That's not what happens. At all. Jenna Moreci gives the cold hard truth on book releasing and so much more. #BookRelease #Marketing
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How To Launch A Writing Career: 10 Tips For Success by Sarah Rexford
Sarah Rexford is a SEO copywriter for companies from startups to multi-million dollar businesses. Check out her tips on leaping towards success including practicing healthy habits and taking time to achieve improvement. #Writing #CareerTips #CareerSuccess
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Why TikTok Sells Books by Angela Archer
An article explaining how a social media platform, specifically TikTok, can help start your book-selling career.
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13 Lessons for Authors from My 13-Year Career in the Publishing Industry by Shayla Raquel
Shayla Raquel shares 13 lessons she learned from 13 years of experience as an editor, author, book marketer, and speaker. She gives advice on the importance of community and dealing with rejection, read more to learn more! #publishing #editing #writing #blogposts
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Our Community Delivered! Making Spirits Bright Book Drives
Read about the work of Making Spirits Bright, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting & providing equitable access to books founded by Maria Dismondy. The latest blog post retells the success of book drives this past December. #BookDrives #MakingSpiritsBright #DonateBooks
"Last year, I selected the 2023 word, Energy. I thought about how I wanted to spend my energy. This year's words is: SIMPLE" Follow Maria Dismondy's 2023 year of "Energy" and how "Simple" has become the word of 2024 #AuthorAdventures #FamilyFun #Parenting #WordoftheYear Parents, Adventure, Kids, Thoughts, Marriage, Simple, Words
2024 Word of the Year: Simple
"Last year, I selected the 2023 word, Energy. I thought about how I wanted to spend my energy. This year's words is: SIMPLE" Follow Maria Dismondy's 2023 year of "Energy" and how "Simple" has become the word of 2024 #AuthorAdventures #FamilyFun #Parenting #WordoftheYear
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6 Marketing Mistakes Children's Book Authors Make (and How to Avoid Them)
Getting your book in front of people can feel like an impossible task sometimes. But did you know that often, you're getting in your own way? In this post, we'll look at some common marketing mistakes children's book authors make and more importantly, how to avoid them! #Marketing #MarketingMistakes #MarketingTips #ChildrensBook #KidLit
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Why Children’s Authors Need an Email List
When you rely solely on social media for your traffic, if the algorithm suddenly changes, your ability to connect with your followers can shift from the thousands one day to less than a hundred the next. But none of this is true for email. #EmailList #Marketing #Publicity #SocialMediaMarketing #ChildrensBook #KidLit
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Scheduling Unique Author Events
As an author, you're going to want to schedule events to showcase your work and connect with readers. There are some “go-to” places for events, such as bookstores, libraries, schools, and book festivals. #AuthorEvents #Bookstores #Libraries #Schools #BookFestivals #Marketing #MarketingTips
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Stage Four of Publishing a Book: Preorders, Promotion, and The Year After Publication
This last and final stage of the process is the longest (after building a platform, that is), and it typically starts about 6 months before publication of your book. This is when the marketing and publicity teams at publishers typically kick into gear and begin planning the promotional campaigns for the next season. This is also when you should begin acting on the promotional plan you brainstormed over the last 6 months. #Preorders #Promotion #Marketing #MarketingTips
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How to Market Your Book If You’re an Introvert
One of the most popular posts I’ve shared on Instagram was an image saying, “Even if you’re an introvert you need to connect with people to sell your book.” By the response, it’s apparent that this was something that many people struggle with - myself included! #Marketing #MarketingTips #Publishing #Introvert
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What to Send Your Email Subscribers
One typical day, while researching a topic, I got sucked into the rabbit hole of the internet. I must have had about 20 tabs open, as I found one interesting article after another. Many of them asked for my email address in exchange for something. Some weeks, I may give my email to about half a dozen websites. #NewsLetter #Marketing #PR #ChildrensBook
the best author visit ideas info sheet
Here you are…The Best Author Visit Ideas for your next school/library visit. Some are basic presentation tools (like PowerPoint), some add extra engagement (like a riddle), some bring games to your presentation (quiz anyone?), and then there are the extra value added printables & swag you can bring to your author visits to add a bit of ka-pow action to your author sessions. Read on for the best author visit ideas… #AuthorVisit #Presentation #Games #Printables #ForAuthors #MarketingTips
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The Ultimate Guide to Easily Market Your Book
Have you ever thought: “I’m a writer, I don’t need to know marketing”? After all, it’s the publisher’s job to market your book, right? WRONG! Yes, you may get some assistance with marketing from your publisher (some more than others), however, it’s still the author’s job to help market the book. #Marketing #MarketingTips #Guide #Writing #WritingTips
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You spent countless hours laboring over every word in your book, and you took forever and a day to select just the right cover photo to use. Alas, your book is finally published and it feels good. You spent all that time perfecting your masterpiece, but wait… nobody’s buying it. #Publishing #Marketing #MarketingTips #StarterGuide
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One Thing Authors Can Do to Set Up a Successful Book Launch
I know the entire book marketing process can feel overwhelming and oftentimes confusing - especially when it comes to launching your book. And with the avalanche of opinions coming your way, I know it can be hard to narrow things down as you try to focus on how to best set up your launch. #BookLaunch #Marketing #MarketingTips