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Marketplace Or Heart: Where Do The Best Book Ideas Originate? (Infographic)

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The 5 Basic Ingredients Of Successful Book Marketing

Synopsis In order to become a successful self-publisher, you will need do devote a large part of your life to marketing. This will encompass marketing yourself, as well as your book. Understanding these five ingredients will insure that your book … Continue reading

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Sell Sheets: An Intro Guide For New Self-Publishers

Synopsis A sell sheet is a one-sheet flyer that gives some detailed information about a book and its author. Here is a short discussion of what a sell sheet is and is not, how to use it, and what information … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Self-Publishers Should Avoid Selling To Bookstores

Synopsis Trying to get bookstores to accept your book and give it shelf space is very time-consuming, difficult to achieve, and can become very costly for the self-publisher. Here are ten good reasons that a new self-publisher should AVOID spending … Continue reading

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Personalize Your Foreword With Anecdotes To Make It More Powerful

Synopsis Anecdotes are an amazing literary device for writers, as well as marketers. They are a deceptively powerful writing and marketing tool. Here is a short discussion about anecdotes, and how to use them in a book’s foreword to help … Continue reading

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9 Tips On Writing A Great Description For A Non-Fiction Book

Synopsis If your book’s description does not grab the reader by the collar, and quickly convince them that you have the answers that they are looking for, you are going to lose them. This short list of tips that can … Continue reading

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2 Essential Ingredients That Make A Book Foreword Great

Synopsis A foreword is an essential marketing tool for your non-fiction book. If it’s written properly, and with some understanding and forethought about its role in your book’s success, it can have a substantial impact on your book sales. In … Continue reading

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Questions To Ask Yourself BEFORE Writing Your Book’s Introduction

Click here to download a free PDF of this questionnaire. Synopsis Your book’s Introduction is a crucial first step for readers. It prepares them for what’s to come AND ignites their interest to read on. This makes your book’s Introduction … Continue reading

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7 Types Of Testimonials: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Synopsis Testimonials need to be one of the key ingredients of your book’s marketing plan. If they’re created and utilized properly, they can have a very positive impact on your sales. This list gives you a quick run-down of a … Continue reading

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3 Important Questions That Will Help You Create An Amazing Preface

How To Write A Preface That Will Make You Look Like A Pro, AND Get You More Book Sales Synopsis The preface is one of the important places for you to make an emotional connection with the reader. The more … Continue reading

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7 Things Readers Notice When Picking Up A Book

Synopsis If you have any hope of having your book achieve financial and critical success, you must understand how your readers, view your book when they first see it. Once you fully understand how your readers will perceive your book … Continue reading

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10 Amazing Low-Cost Ways To Market Your Book

Synopsis Here is a beginner’s list of effective, popular, proven-to-work, and low-cost ways to market your book. The steps to marketing your book, and deciding which avenues are good for you to utilize for this, might take you a few … Continue reading

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10 Basic Steps To Setting-Up Your Blog

Synopsis There is a learning curve to successful blogging. And it will take several months to fully learn most aspects of blogging and how to do it successfully. But the benefits that you and your business might gain can be … Continue reading

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Do The Best Book Ideas Originate In The Marketplace Or In The Heart Of The Author?

Marketplace Or Heart: Where Do The Best Book Ideas Originate? Synopsis This is one of the initial big questions would-be authors ask when they finally decide that they want to write their first book. The answer is not as elusive as many … Continue reading

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Direct Mail Marketing For The Self-Publisher

Synopsis Many self-publishers have probably forgotten the power of this marketing strategy – or don’t believe that this method can work for a tech-savvy self-publisher. But, for the authors of non-fiction, especially those that own a business, a book’s marketing … Continue reading

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Citation Styles: An Intro Guide for Self-Publishers

Synopsis Citing your sources is a well-respected form of professional courtesy, and also your duty as an author and publisher. You must give credit where credit is due. Therefore, when using another person’s words or ideas, citing that person’s work … Continue reading

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7 Key Ingredients Needed To Create Compelling Blog Content

How To Create Great Content For Your Blog Synopsis In order to attract readers to your blog, and actually get them to read your writing, you must create compelling content. This means that your content must quickly get the reader’s … Continue reading

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Jump-Start Your Self-Publishing Business In 10 Steps

10 Steps To Self-Publishing Your First Book Synopsis These ten steps will help you painlessly jump-start your new self-publishing business. Although most of these steps are not difficult to accomplish, I believe that they will help you quickly lay the … Continue reading

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The 5 Essential Parts Of A Powerful Book Introduction

Synopsis Buyers of your book don’t care why you wrote your book. They just want to know how your book can help them improve their life. Your book’s Introduction gives you an opportunity to convince the buyers that your book … Continue reading

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Top 10 Book Cover Design Tips For Self-Publishers

Synopsis You must first realize that a book’s cover is the equivalent of a product’s packaging. What is on that cover, or packaging, is advertising, or promotional copy. You must figure out what needs to be on that cover in … Continue reading

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