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Build Your Nonfiction Author Platform to Sell More Books

Would you like to have an established list of potential buyers for your next book before you even write it? Would you like to have other people selling your book for you at no cost by sharing information about it with their networks? … Continue reading

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Do Authors Need a Website? – One Professional’s Viewpoint

Do authors need a website? When I speak to author groups, I am often asked my opinion on that topic. Two questions that I typically receive include: “Do I really need to spend time and money developing a website?” “Should I have … Continue reading

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6 Nonfiction Book Writing Tips for Authors

Writing a nonfiction book differs from creating fiction books. Nonfiction authors are typically subject matter experts and spend a good deal of time researching to find or validate information that they plan to address in their books. On the other … Continue reading

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Book Writing as a Profession

Most people have active thoughts daily about various processes, interests, passions, people, places, things and other facets of their life that would make interesting content for a book. What they often lack is the knowledge or skills necessary to turn … Continue reading

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Enhancing Author Branding through Local Author Events

Part of building a reputation as a successful author involves exposure. There are many ways to accomplish personal branding, build your author platform and market your books. One of the easiest means of accomplishing this is to seek out local book … Continue reading

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Use Neighborhood Author Book Signings to Promote Your Books

If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to get the word out about your book(s), products and yourself as an author, consider letting your neighbors know what you do. If you are like most people, the only … Continue reading

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association 2015 Annual Conference

Authors and independent and small publishers are again coming together to discuss pertinent issues in the areas of self-publishing and resources for authors. In doing so, they will hear from subject matter experts in the areas of publishing, marketing and promoting … Continue reading

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association Conference Early Registration Ends Soon

  June 30, 2014 is the closing date for obtaining discounted registration pricing for members and non-member. Friday workshops are: Children’s Books: Show n’Tell Fiction Writing – Novel in a Day Marketing: Using Today’s Technologies Saturday sessions include: Electronic Editing … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou Quote About Becoming a Writer

Many people aspire to get their name and ideas into print with articles and books. Unfortunately, many do not know how to become a writer and are either unwilling to invest the time and effort required to develop the skills necessary … Continue reading

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Four Tips on How to Become a Successful Author

If your dream is to be a published author, there are certain things that you must do in order to succeed. Here are four tips for becoming a successful author: 1. Commit Time for Writing.  Many new and established authors … Continue reading

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