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What Genre is That? Laptop with ebooks

What Genre Is That?

If you ask an author what genre of book they’re writing, they’ll readily tell you it’s a fantasy or crime or romantic comedy, or whatever it is. If they’re still deciding they might say, ‘It’s a zombie thriller with lots of comedy, a couple of vampires and a touch of romance.’ But ask a reader […]

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Does Public Speaking Scare You To Death?

Stammering, sweating, red-faced – that was me as a school student when I had to stand up in front of the class and give a presentation. It was my worst nightmare, akin to the one where I turned up to school still in my pyjamas. As an adult I avoided giving speeches or presentations where […]

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BOOK MARKETING FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED PART 3

You’ve done it. Your e-book is published and out there in literary cyberspace. And of course everyone will spot it immediately and snap it up, you’ll earn a legion of devoted fans and make a truckload of money. And it goes without saying it will be a best seller. Stop! Wake up!  It’s a dream, […]

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USEFUL TIPS FOR PUBLISHING AND MARKETING YOUR E-BOOK

  If I’d known how much work was involved in publishing and marketing my own book, I might have thought twice about it… But only for a couple of minutes. Seriously though, it’s a full-time job and my head is spinning from all the research I’ve done, blogs and how-to manuals I’ve read, and advice […]

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BOOK MARKETING FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED PART 2

In my last post I promised to share with you my start-up marketing plan, which is based on three principles. Start as early as possible, even before you begin your novel. This gives you plenty of time to immerse yourself slowly into marketing waters and build up your confidence and expertise. Start simple. If you […]

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BOOK MARKETING FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED PART 1

Marketing – a word avoided and even feared by many writers. Most of us are shy retiring types to whom blowing our own trumpet is akin to running down the main street stark naked. But it’s more important now than ever. Even if you’re published by a legacy publisher, there’s a limit to how much […]

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