Monthly Archives: May 2013

Starting Up In Publishing

I’m going to give you a winning formula for founding a successful publishing startup: go back in time and start it in 2008. If for some reason that’s not possible, it’s not going to be easy.

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How to Craft a Successful Title for Your Book

It’s time to take the work you’ve done to hone your book idea and discern the benefits it provides readers and create a title for your book. In previous posts, you learned how to look at your book idea’s angle and theme, benefits, and purpose. You also created a book pitch. All of these skills can be put to use in creating a title that will help your book succeed.

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How to Write Better Prose According to Ernest Hemingway

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Today we have six tips on how to write better fiction from Ernest Hemingway.  Learn how to write a more true book from one of the greatest American writers of all time.

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Writers have reasons to get serious about sex scenes

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It doesn’t pay to be coy. (Painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema)

The line between erotica and the rest of fiction keeps blurring with the advent of such genres as New Adult and the mainstreaming of sexy books. While this phenomenon doesn’t mean that all books are trending toward the titillating, it does make a writer stop and think about how to write such scenes better.

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How to Deal with Bad Reviews

Now that Hungry Ghost has been out in the world for two weeks, the very first of the reviews are starting to dribble in. I figure this is a great time to remind myself, and you, of the ways I deal with bad reviews.

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7 Things Readers Notice When Picking Up A Book

If you have any hope of having your book achieve financial and critical success, you must understand how your readers (your customers), view your book (your product) when they first see it (online or on a shelf). Once you fully understand how your readers will perceive your book when they first see it, then you can adjust your book accordingly.

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BookLikes Social Reading Platform Launched

Named by its users as “Tumblr and Goodreads combined”, BookLikes offers a new way of sharing reading experiences by integrating functions of a blog platform and book social site.

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