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Monthly Archives: June 2016

4 Reasons To Create a Hashtag For Your Book

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Depending how old you are you once knew the hash tag as the pound key. But it’s had a makeover. Here are 4 reasons why you need to create a cool one for your book.

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1. Expand your audience reach.

A Twitter hashtag is one of the easiest and fastest ways to reach a wider audience with your book or message. It’s also one of the quickest ways to be discovered by your [...]

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4 Legal Matters Writers Should Be Aware Of

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We love legal shows like Law & Order, The Good Wife, & Quantico. In fact, we’ve watched so much that many of us have picked up the lingo. We can distinguish a plaintiff from a perp. We even know what it means to lawyer up. But when it comes to handling our own business as writers, how aware are we about legal matters that can impact us? Here are 4 things we should know.

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5 Steps To Creating a Book Launch Team

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Each year, Fantasy Football leagues select their players from the NFL roster. That means they can choose the best players from each team, for example, quarterback Cam Newton from the Carolina Panthers, cornerback Richard Sherman from the Seattle Seahawks, and Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey. We have the same capability when it comes to choosing our dream team when we’re launching our new book. Here are some tips:

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1. Start early.

Begin building your launch [...]

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12 Inspiring Writing Quotes from Stephen King

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

There are greeting cards for almost every occasion celebrating dads, grads, milestone moments and encouraging people who are sick or grieving. But where do writers go for inspiration? Here are some uplifting quotes from Stephen King.

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1. “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as [...]

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4 Benefits of Brand Partnership Within Your Niche

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, June 16, 2016

How many times have you been told you’re doing too much? Being busy and being productive are two different things. But there is help out there, and it starts by thinking outside the box and forming brand partnerships. Here are some tips:

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1. Joint networking.

Partnering with a brand allows for mutual leveraging of each other’s networks. A joint collaboration allows you to tap into your brand partner’s audience, while they [...]

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3 Publishing Scams You Need To Know About and Avoid

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

If someone sends you a desperate email asking for cash because they lost their wallet while traveling in another country, chances are by now you know that is a scam that’s been going on for the last eight years. But are you aware of some of the sneaky ways publishers have of taking advantage of new authors? Here are three scams you should know about.

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1. Vanity presses.

Many new writers in their anticipation [...]

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5 Tips For Creating an Audio Book

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, June 9, 2016

You probably don’t write with the idea of how your words would sound out loud. But it isn’t a bad idea since audio books are growing in popularity. Here are some tips for creating one.

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1. Research your market.

Do your research to determine the positioning of your audio book in the marketplace. Similar to researching your market before writing a book, figure out the best ways to get your audio book featured [...]

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3 Benefits of Billboard Advertising For Your Book

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The black and white cow urging us to “Eat Mor Chikin’” billboards for Chick Fil A are the restaurant’s most successful ad campaign. Created in 1995, it worked so well that the concept later also moved to TV and social media. Cows to advertise chicken? It is a perfect example of using billboard ads that are imaginative and outside of the box. Here’s why you should consider this medium to push your book.

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5 Benefits of Critique Writing Groups

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, June 2, 2016

A woman recently posted a photo of her new hair cut on Facebook and wrote “Type amen if you love it.” Unfortunately, she got very few “Amens.” But what she did required a combination of boldness, tough skin and humility. Sometimes that what it takes when we open our writing up to being critiqued. The key is asking for it from the right circle of critics. Here are some tips.

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