You’ve got an awesome review of your book. Now what? #AuthorMarketing #Marketing

D.E. Haggerty

review blurbs 2There’s absolutely nothing better than reading an awesome review of your book. The very best are reviews that compare your writing/book to a favorite author. Whenever anyone compares one of my cozy murder mysteries to Janet Evanovich, I nearly pee my pants in glee. Naturally, you want to share that happiness with the entire freaking world! And then you think: “This is great opportunity to sell some books!” Yes, book sales! That’s what we like! That’s what we want!

Wait! Hold up! Before you start to spread quotes from that review all over social media, let’s talk a minute. First and foremost, do you have permission to share the review? Sorry, recovering lawyer here. Most bloggers and reviewers are happy for you to spread the word but a few aren’t. Professional review services such as Kirkus most definitely have strict rules about using their reviews. Just quickly check before you…

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New Sunday Show Interview series – The Ultimate Bucket List – A test run with Sally Cronin

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It is time to bring back the Sunday Show interview series after a summer hiatus, and as usual I have come up with a new theme. The Ultimate Bucket List. 

It is also a great opportunity to showcase your blog or books.

I was reading recently what the top ten activities were listed on the average person’s bucket list (things to do before you die) and this particular list caught my eye as it was both entertaining and seemed to include most of the common wishes that my friends have talked about.

If you have an author you have already achieved one dream that it seems most people desire.. at#8 is the desire to write a book. And for some of us (say she hopefully) at #10 is the wish to be successful at what we work at.

There are the usual madcap, highly dangerous, get you close…

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Oseremen A.

*I had this post sitting as a draft on Wattpad for so long*

Writers are dangerous.

We have the ability to dream up worlds that would be considered impossible.

We are the minds behind all the serial killers and murderers found in books.

We are the ones who formulate all their vicious plans of taking over the world.

We have the ability, through just ordinary words on paper, to make you experience feelings you’ve never felt before.

We can leave you bawling over the death of a person that isn’t real.

We can leave you plotting revenge against an action or character that never took place or doesn’t exist.

Through sentences, paragraphs, chapters, books, we take you on a rollercoaster of emotions leaving you spell-bounded in the end.

We are the true killers.

We are the true monsters.

And you say writing is not a feared profession.

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Don’t Fall Prey to Publishing Scams: 7 New Writer Mistakes to Avoid…

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by Anne R. Allen

We all make mistakes. It’s how people learn. But some new writer mistakes can end a writing career before it starts. They play into the hands of the predators who make money off the delusions of newbie writers.

Ruth and I are long-time industry veterans, and as we say “we made the mistakes, so you don’t have to.”

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Don’t Fall Prey to Publishing Scams

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What’s the difference between a Rule and a Preference? Advice for New Writers…

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by Louise Harnby

​Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths about ‘rules’ in writing. Sorting out what’s right or wrong versus what’s preferred or asked for can be tricky for the inexperienced author.

In this article, I offer some guidance.

Don’t forget to claim your FREE copy of my Guidelines for New Authors booklet at the bottom of this post!

Writing well means understanding the difference between a rule and a preference.

In the world of the written word, these two things often become confused.

How to sort out Rules from Preferences

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Your Book Needs These 6 Psychological Ingredients

Psychology has given us such a wonderful understanding into human behaviour that’s it’s a veritable gold-mine for writers. It not only lets us understand our characters on a deeper level, but also our readers. Those fellow humans — that we’re asking to trade their money and their time in return for consuming our words — have picked up your book for a reason. And whether its romance like the ones I write, a thriller or a prehistoric space fantasy, they’re looking for something. Six certain ‘somethings’. As a writer, if you have these six factors present then you’ve built a solid foundation for a book they won’t put down. How do I know? Because psychology says so :)

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Smorgasbord End of Summer Party – One last fling with Fantastic Writers, Music and more FREE books from Susan Toy.

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For some of you it is the last bank holiday of the summer and this is the last post in this three day festival. Yesterday my guests included D.G. Kaye, Tina Frisco, Janice Spina, Marjorie Mallon, Teagan Geneviene, The Story Reading Ape, Ali Isaac,Tess Karlinski and Brigid Gallagher.

Here is the link to the previous two days of posts

And I filmed the proceedings yesterday and lovely to see so many up there on the dance floor.. thanks Nerd Fest UK for their speedy editing services

To start off us today is a request from Judith Barrow for a track from The Travelling Wilbury’s from their official Youtube channel… Judith has been a wonderful friend and motivator for both my blog and books and as the organiser of the  Narbeth Book Festival she is taking that support to a new level.

Head off and check out all…

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