Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Sandra Gulland: Bringing Josephine B. To Life

Sandra Gulland

Sandra Gulland is the author of the Josephine B. Trilogy, internationally best-selling novels about Josephine Bonaparte which have been published in over seventeen countries. Her fourth novel, Mistress of the Sun and her new novel, The Shadow Queen, are set in the 17th-century French Court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Born in Miami, Florida, Listen Now

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Rachel Thompson: Top 10 Social Media Tips For Authors

Rachel Thompson

Many authors are confused about what they should be doing on social media, the kind of marketing that works online, and how to brand themselves with readers. Should I be on Twitter? Should I be on Facebook? Should I have a blog or website? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. To that end, here are my top 10 Listen Now

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Chuck Sambuchino: How To Sign With A Literary Agent

Chuck Sambuchino

Ask any author who has tried to go the traditional publishing route and they will tell you that it’s virtually impossible to get your work in front of a large publishing house without the help of a reputable, well-connected literary agent. That’s the author’s Catch 22: it’s just as difficult – if not more so Listen Now

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Michaelbrent Collings: Ten Steps To Overnight Success -or- How It Only Took A Decade To Get Paid)

Michaelbrent Collings

The top 1% of members of the Writers Guild of America — the folks who make between $600,000 and the “big money” (seven figures) number in the mere dozens. Of the rest of them — members of a group that as a rule has to get paid to even join — only the top 25% Listen Now

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Russell Blake: How To Sell Loads of Books

Russell Blake

This does not represent the only way to do things, but it’s my way, and is the synthesis of everything I’ve learned over the last 23 months of self-publishing: Pick a genre. Pick one genre that’s popular and with which you are extremely familiar, and then write in that genre. Stick to it. Don’t hop Listen Now

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Joseph Finder: Just Write The Damn Book Already

Joseph Finder - Suspicion

You wouldn’t believe how many people I meet who tell me they’ve got a great idea for a novel … if only they had the time to write! “You know,” I say, “You’re right. That’s my secret. I have all this free time.” And if only I had the time to run for President, I’d Listen Now

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Hugh Howey: My Advice To Aspiring Authors

Hugh Howey

Yes, that’s an ambitious title for a blog post. It might even be seen as egotistical (it feels egotistical to me). But I recently did an anniversary AMA on Reddit, and this question came up over and over again: “What advice would you give an author just starting out?” It was too big of a Listen Now

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Catherine McKenzie: Attorney, Author, International Bestseller

Catherine McKenzie

A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine McKenzie practices law in Montreal, where she was born and raised.  An avid skier and runner, Catherine’s novels, SPIN, ARRANGED, FORGOTTEN, and HIDDEN are all international bestsellers. Her novels have been translated into French, German, Czech, Slovak and Polish. And if you ask Catherine how Listen Now

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B.V. Larson: Tops in Amazon Science Fiction

BV Larsen

B. V. Larson is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels, many of which have reached the Amazon/Kindle Top 100 bestseller list. Writing in several genres, most of his work is Fantastic in nature, and spans from Military Science Fiction to Epic Fantasy. As a California native, B. V. Larson’s stories often take place Listen Now

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January Jones: Because The Psychic Told Her So

January Jones

January Jones had never even thought about writing a book until a psychic told her that one day she’d become a bestselling author. She published her first book many years later at the age of 55 and started a journey that continues today. Since that time January has become a bestselling author, humorist, expert on Listen Now

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Andrew Bardin Williams: Giving Books A Destination

Andrew Bardin Williams

Andrew Bardin Williams is an author and technologist who strives to provide readers a sense of place in his fiction writing, using real-world locations (a laundromat, a café, a public square) to create setting, build tension and develop character. That led him to create the interactive website Placing Literature, a crowdsourcing site that maps literary scenes Listen Now

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Amy Edelman: Connecting Indie Authors and Readers

Amy Edelman

Amy Holman Edelman discovered one day that there was no good resource for information on independent (indie) books and authors, so in 2009 she founded the website IndieReader as a resource for consumers looking for great self-published books.  Since that time the brand has expanded to include the IR Discovery Awards, IR Publishing Services, IR Listen Now

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