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audio books

Conquer Audiobooks—a New Market to Expand Your Author Reach

Jamie Sheffield, our guest writer, is an author, adventurer, traveler who excels at connecting with people and sharing his publishing experiences. We caught up with him for a discussion about his experience having one of his books made into an audiobook.   Jamie, tell me a little bit about yourself? I live in the upstate […]

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fiction fairies and facts

Fiction Writers Can Eff Around with Almost Anything If It’s True

  I’ve neglected my blog readers as I’ve spent a ton of time this month creating strong web visibility for two new clients. I apologize, but the new SEO fascinates me and I’m immersed. Dragged myself out of it last evening and watched two interesting movies on the same topic to see how two sets of […]

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Why You Can’t Get a Cheap Editor AND a Great Book Project

If you shop, you can, without much trouble, find a book editor (or a ghostwriter!) who will quote you, and maybe even work with you at, a really soft price. Like maybe $500 or $600 to thoroughly edit your book. Now, I’m an outstanding developmental editor—well trained, decent reputation, deeply engaged in helping my authors […]

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Ontext ghostwriting

Professional Ghostwriter Certification Training Boosts Business

My friend and mentor, Claudia Suzanne, founder of the world’s only formal ghostwriter training is on an audacious quest to transform the ghostwriting field and elevate freelancer incomes through community and education. I want to help Claudia get the word out to struggling writers and editors that registration is now open for the next Ghostwriting […]

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Awesome Woman Maryan Pelland

Inspire Your Writing or Ghostwriting with Free Books by Women

I’m always looking for books to inspire my thinking or jumpstart an idea. My author clients ask me how they can overcome writers’ block (one way is to use my book 1001 Brilliant Ideas for Any Writer to Steal) or take their book authoring to the next level. Today I stumbled on a cool site […]

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maryan pelland

I Want to Buy Your Book and Review It

I want to buy your book! But I have Suspended Submissions for the Time Being. Check Back Mar 1. If you have written and electronically published a book, fiction or nonfiction, I’d like to become one of your readers and I want to review your book. In January, Google Plus member Charles Barouch, a brilliant […]

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The Dovekeepers

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman: Review and Advice

I reviewed the Dove Keepers on GoodReads.com here’s the review and some comments for authors. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This woman is my favorite author. Period. She paints with the English language and with her mind. The Dove Keepers is up to her usual standards and a serious […]

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Simple Steps to FREE Press Releases for Your Self-Published Book

Guest blogger Melissa Breau provides some insight into creating a press list and press releases for your book project. How to Create Your Own Book Publicity By Melissa Breau Some authors write a book and it just explodes — the media picks it up, talks about it, reviews it. It becomes news and sales skyrocket. But the […]

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Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Does Not Enhance Kennedy Era History

11/22/63 by Stephen King My rating: 3 of 5 stars 11/22/63 is a better read than many of King’s middle-era works, but it should have been edited to 50%. The plot, which revolves around a time-traveler’s hope to prevent John F. Kennedy’s assassination, rambles all over. The read feels like Mr. King had like five […]

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censorship by smashwords

Why Should Mark Coker and Smashwords Have Special Rights? Money? Power?

Nonsense to both. Mr. Coker is ranting around the Internet about how PayPal dissed him and his ebook publishing website, Smashwords.  By now we know PayPal told him to lose  nasty ebooks dealing in bestiality, rape, or incest or lose PayPal priveleges. A cry went up and was heard across the land. Poor Mark. Poor […]

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