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How To Make Your Kindle Book A Bestseller

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If you’re still not publishing on Kindle, you might want to consider it. Even small books that only sell a few copies a day can still earn you a $100 or more per month in passive income. And if your book becomes a hot seller, you can do far, far better. Here then are some […]

Instill a Love of Books by Reading to Your Child

Did you grow up loving to read? If so, chances are that love was encouraged by the adults in your life: parents, teachers and others who introduced you to books. My mother read to me from a very early age. She says that I had memorized “The Night Before Christmas” by the time I was […]

What Qualifications Should a Ghostwriter Have?

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When hiring a ghostwriter, you might be most concerned with what qualifications they should have. However, you may not need to be quite as concerned about their formal education and credentials as you are about their skill level in certain areas. This is because writing is not necessarily an art form that someone professionally trained […]

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10 Book Marketing and Publishing Industry Predictions for 2016

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Print sales were up in 2015, self-published authors continued their ongoing momentum, and quirky trends like adult coloring books had a surprising industry effect. So what does 2016 have in store? Here are my ten book marketing and publishing industry predictions for the year ahead.

Use Your Kindle Books to Build an Email List

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Authors can make a good living by publishing ebooks for Amazon Kindle. However, there is one big drawback to selling via the Kindle marketplace. It means giving up control of the marketer’s greatest asset: The customer list. Think about it… If you sell your own ebooks on your own website, then you get the names […]

Mining the Law for Dramatic Gold

The law offers a great many obvious scenarios for compelling fiction. Just think about the primal needs and fears that can be evoked in a story about child custody or adoption, or a dispute between relatives over the validity of a will, or a struggle against foreclosure — not to mention serious criminal charges. Or […]

Author Interviews

Jennifer-Lynn Keniston – Afta-U

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My debut novel is called Afta-U. The story details everything that happens after the death of a little girl named Hope, at age 11. Hope’s best friend Jean, who is now almost 40, narrates the story. The Afta-U is both a literal and […]

Karen A. Wyle – Closest to the Fire

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. is my first nonfiction book, published after five novels. I sought to bring together my profession (attorney) and my avocation (writing fiction), and to give back (or pay forward? I have a mediocre sense of direction) to other authors of fiction. This hefty […]

Scott Keen – Scar of the Downers

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What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. is a young adult fantasy about two slaves named Crik and Jak, who are thrust into a difficult spot. Do they stay in the dark city of Ungstah under Kilvar, their cruel owner, or do they try and escape, knowing if they fail […]

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