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  • How to Build an Author Brand Without Expert Help

    Now that you have chosen self publishing, one of the important steps that need attention from day one is brand building. Unlike traditional publishing, where marketing was done by the publisher only, authors today are their own brand ambassadors. Brand building for authors is not limited to established writers; neither is it rocket science. The democratic nature of the Internet and social media equips every author with tools to construct their unique brand. One of the sweet dreams of every …

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    Five Secrets of Effective Social Media Marketing for Authors

    Marketing your book on social media cannot be taken for granted by authors. It needs careful execution of a well-thought-out strategy. There were days when author’s job was done once he/she typed the last word of the book. The publishing agency would take care of publishing and promotional activities. But authors of the 21st century do not have that luxury. They cannot afford to ignore marketing of their book in social media due to the high competition. Authors use social media to reach out …

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    How to write a good non-fiction book

    Converting an idea, knowledge or experience into a non-fiction book is never easy. If you do not follow a systematic approach, you can get lost in the web of attention and research the craft demands.   At the bookstore, you must have noticed that the books in non-fiction section range from biography, travel, self-help, and cookbook to the every other topic one can imagine. If you do some research you will find out that most of the authors of these books are not professional writers; …

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    Five absolutely fresh ways of dealing with writer’s block

    Writer’s block can be real or imaginary, but it can definitely hamper your writings, delay your goals and disturb your internal peace. Have you ever faced a situation where it was you vs. a white paper or blank screen? Ideas were not flowing, creativity appeared like an unknown territory and you started doubting your writing skills. The war went on for hours and despite your valiant efforts, you lost. You struggled to write a single sentence and ended up in a web of anxiety, stress, …

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    Five incredibly simple ways to improve creativity while writing your book

    Maintaining a consistent creativity level can be challenging while completing your manuscript. You can be in the middle of writing a chapter, but suddenly you need to pause to stretch your muscles. When you restart, you cannot get back in the flow. You write a couple of sentences but again lose focus. However, something is different. It’s not writer's block, as ideas are flowing, but low creativity this time. You wonder– how do I stay creative every day when I am writing my book? Is there a …

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    Writing Tips for First Time Authors

    Writing your first novel is fun but also challenging. Whether you are writing your first book or struggling to complete your second, sometimes you need help in focusing and figuring out how to reach  your goal. Use these tips to help you go from first sentence all the way to a completed book. Outline your story idea Before you start writing a novel, it’s important to find a book idea that will sustain your interest. A strong idea will be a fount of creative inspiration right to the final …

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