Tag Archives: Writing

How to Create Advance Reader Copies (ARC’s) to Get Your Book Reviewed

How do you get more reviews for your books? You plan ahead. Do what the traditional publishers do and create Advance Reader Copies (ARC’s) or Uncorrected Proofs of your books to giveaway to reviewers, librarians, retailer buyers and the like well before your publication date.

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Competition: Enter to Win $450 Worth of Coaching with FYB Book Midwife

Struggling to write, structure, sell or promote your book? Don’t worry! Enter to win 3-hrs of one-on-one telephone coaching with Book Midwife, Gemini Adams.

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Lightning Source

Self-Publishing: Selling and Converting eBooks with Lightning Source

There are so many eBook distributor options available that author’s are always asking us, which one should we use? This week we are taking a look at Lightning Source.

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Getting Published: How to Write a Winning Book Proposal

Writing a winning book proposal is an essential part of getting published. You obviously need to put your best foot forward when presenting yourself to prospective agents and publishers. Ideally you want to work with someone who has experience in selling and packaging books or someone who has a fresh eye and isn’t so close to the material, such as a writing or book coach, or even an agent, in order to create the best proposal possible. However, you can get off to a good start by following the book proposal writing guidelines here.

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How to get Amazon Book Reviews

Book Promotion: How to Get Book Reviews After Publication

In the past, book reviews were only available to the exclusive world of traditional publishers, and, in order to secure them you had to follow the A-typical trajectory of book production, creating galleys or ARC’s seven months prior to the publishing date, in order to mail these out to prospective reviewers, then wine and dine them and generally do whatever necessary to secure your WSJ, NYT or LA Times book review. Well, not anymore.The best part of the tech-transition is that the window of opportunity to get books reviewed is no longer a tiny crack of 6 months, it has become endless.

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Self-Publishing 101: How do you decide?

Self-Publishing 101: How do you decide?

There are a multitude of self-publishing options available in today’s market, some provide seemingly simple ways for you to get your book published at the click of a button and others charge you a fortune for the pleasure. The question is, should you self-publish in the first place, and if so, how?

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NY Times Book Review: How to Get Book Reviews

Book Promotion: How to Get Pre-Publication Book Reviews

Traditional publishing houses excel in securing pre-publication book reviews in the media. They have the contacts, reputation and the clout to ensure that journalists and reviewers take note of their titles. However, small presses and even self-published authors can secure pre-pub book reviews too.

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How to Get Published

Publishing: How to Get Published the Old-Fashioned Way

Despite the growing trend for self-publishing, plenty of authors still dream of getting published the old fashioned way: selling their book, getting signed up by one of the Big Six, receiving a fat, juicy, advance check, and of being able to walk into a bookstore anywhere in the world and find a copy of their masterpiece. How can you make that a reality?

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