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Florida Writers Association Annual Conference October 18-20, 2013

It’s not to late to register for the Florida Writers Association (FWA) annual conference. The conference will be held at the Lake Mary. Florida Marriott Hotel from October 18-20, 2013. The conference offers opportunities to hear experts in the writing … Continue reading

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Making Your Book Stand Out From Competition

Ever wonder why some books sell more copies and make the best seller lists while others seem to flop. Often it is not the talent of the author that makes the difference. Certainly that is a major factor. However, in … Continue reading

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Strategies for Becoming a Successful Nonfiction Author

Becoming a successful nonfiction author takes more than being a subject matter expert, effectively researching and writing about your topic. Before you even put pen to paper, you should give some consideration to what your goal will be in publishing … Continue reading

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Two “Secrets” for Writing Success

In my presentation to the Clay County Writers group this week, I shared the following two “secrets” for being a successful author. Maybe these will help inspire or focus your thinking as a writer. 1.  There is no ONE secret … Continue reading

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Personal Branding Is An Important Part of Book Sales

Once you have written a book, you are still a long way from the best sellers list. You still have quite a bit of marketing ahead of you.  If you planned your book project effectively, that was part of your plan … Continue reading

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Reducing the Cost of Book Self Publishing – Part II

As I mentioned in my previous article on this topic, one question that I often get from new authors and writers is “How much does writing and publishing a book cost?” The answer is that “it varies.” One thing that … Continue reading

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Strategies for Developing Residual Income as an Author

I figured out years ago that developing a residual stream of extra money coming in each year is a smart approach. In today’s economy and changing world, you cannot depend on others to take care of you and your family. … Continue reading

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Book Marketing is Primarily the Author’s Responsibility

One thing I did not understand when I started writing for major book publishers in 1994 is that the publisher takes care of functions such as getting the ISBN (the coded number that appears on the back of every book), … Continue reading

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Residual and Passive Income for Authors

Residual and passive income sources are crucial for any author who desires to enhance their revenue generating potential and retire comfortably. I figured out years ago that developing a residual stream of extra money coming in each year is a … Continue reading

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Successful Nonfiction Book Writing and Marketing

Writing is for the most part a solitary activity with you and your computer or notepad sitting alone for hours and days on end.  On the other hand, effective marketing requires you to blend solitary efforts (e.g. sending out news … Continue reading

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