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Lynn Rosen, June 2016
Winners’ Circle »

Does winning a book award make a difference? Impact sales? Change an author’s life? We asked recent winners of prominent book awards to answer these questions for us. Read on to find out how it feels to be a winner! Nina McConigley Author, Cowboys and East Indians (Curtis Brown Unlimited), Co-winner of the 2014 PEN …

Lynn Rosen, June 2016
Literary All-Stars »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2016 by Lynn Rosen, IBPA Independent contributing editor We all know that the sharing of information and stories across time and space creates a better world … but that doesn’t mean authors, illustrators, and publishers don’t also want to be recognized for hard work done well. Here are some of the biggest awards …

Angela Bole, September 2015
Director’s Desk: Inside Our Amazing Profession »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2015 by Angela Bole, CEO, Independent Book Publishers Association When you’re overburdened with e-mail and cranky people make it their job to interfere with your day; when your printer messes up your order, your distributor doesn’t stock enough books to cover your author tour, you’re late on one deadline or another . . …

Jon Morrow, August 2015
Headlines That Make Blog Posts Go Viral »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2015 by Jon Morrow, Boost Blog Traffic If you write for any serious purpose, you learn very quickly that you can’t afford to spend months or years dreaming up a daring new approach for everything you write. No one has that kind of discipline. The only way to survive is to write quickly, …

Belinda Pollard, March 2015
Finding Beta Readers »

Every time I post about beta readers and how wonderful and essential they are, I get more requests for information on how to find some. Those nonprofessionals who read written work (generally fiction and generally prepublication) and suggest ways to improve it are clearly in demand, but the best betas can be hard to identify. …

Kathleen Boucher, Kristen Eckstein, Jim Musgrave, Lin Pardey, Karen Robbins, Ben Robertson, Anne Sarkisian, November 2014
I Did It and I’m Glad: Publishing Decisions That Turned Out Well, Part 2 »

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2014 SEE ALSO: Part 1, Part 3 Doing It All With A Team Self-publishing Shoe Print Art became one of the highlights of my life. As a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, I began writing part time while raising my family. For 25 years I had written mostly craft articles, a picture …

Maggie Anton, Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva, David D. Horowitz, Randi Redmond Oster, Robert Rosenwald, Michael Sedge and Elizabeth Turnbull, October 2014
I Did It and I’m Glad: Publishing Decisions That Turned Out Well, Part 1 »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2014 SEE ALSO: Part 2, Part 3 Common Cause at Conventions During a convention for small publishers that I attended in Europe last year, someone said, “We sell more books at local festivals and city fairs than we ever do at autograph sessions in branches of major book chains.” Four months later, I …

Jodie Renner , October 2014
Tips on Creating Reader-Friendly Books for Today’s Busy Readers »

Today’s readers are much busier and more distractible than ever before. Their time is precious and fragmented, and they’re constantly bombarded with other demands on their attention. To grab nonfiction readers and keep them turning the pages of books you write and/or publish, it’s critical to make sure the writing is clear, concise, and vivid. …

Kristen Eckstein, January 2014
5 Ways to Repurpose Your Book Content for More Exposure and More Sales »

Kristen Eckstein is an author and award-winning international speaker who has started 50 publishing companies and published 160 books and e-books. The founder of the “I Am Published!” Ghost Publishing program, the Self-Publish On Demand training program, and the 21 Ways book series, she reports that she embarked on writing and publishing a new Kindle book every …

Bob Bly, August 2013
A New Copywriting Formula: The 4 C’s »

A New Copywriting Formula: The 4 Cs August 2013 by Bob Bly I confess: I love copywriting formulas! Why? For two reasons. First, the best formulas are simple, easy to remember, and rapidly mastered. Knowing them can enable you to create copy that’s twice as effective—in half the time. Second, the reason that they became …

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