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Why You Should Read Outside Your Favorite Genre

May 10th, 2021 | Articles

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You’ve already found a lot of great books that check all of your boxes and fit snugly into your favorite genre. Why branch out? Consider these reasons why expanding your library once in a while could actually improve your reading experience.

How to Find Inspiration as a Writer

May 3rd, 2021 | Articles

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Is your next big idea at the tip of your fingers? Or are you staring at a wall of writer’s block? No matter where you are in your writing journey, you can always use inspiration. But getting that inspiration can be easier said than done. So what can you do to make it easier?

“Print, Ebooks, and Audiobooks – Which is the Best?”

April 16th, 2021 | Articles

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If you’re an avid reader, chances are that you have a strong opinion on where you get your books from. Some purists might prefer to have paper and ink in their hands, and those who are busier may swear by audiobooks. Meanwhile, someone else may be partial to the ease and accessibility of an eBook.

What Genre Should You Market Your Novel As

March 1st, 2021 | Articles

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As accessibility to publishing increases, books are becoming more diverse. Genres no longer follow the cookie-cutter formats set by publishing houses. While this gives so much freedom to authors, it can also make things confusing when marketing your book.

Why Adults Can and Should Read Young Adult Fiction

February 11th, 2021 | Articles

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If you’re over the age of eighteen, you’ve probably experienced this: You walk into a bookstore or library looking for something to read. You start to go toward the young adult (or YA) section, but you hesitate. After all, you’re an adult now. You should be reading adult books. Unfortunately, when you get to the adult section, you can’t find anything you want to read, so you end up not reading anything.

Essential Online Marketing Tools to Build Your Brand

February 3rd, 2021 | Articles

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For authors and entrepreneurs alike, the internet is the single greatest window to your audience. As time passes, this will only grow truer. It’s essential to build an online platform, but we know this can be intimidating. Luckily, you can create a professional brand without degrees in graphic design or marketing.

How to Become a Better Reader

January 25th, 2021 | Articles

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Is your New Year’s Resolution to read more? Reading increases focus and concentration while lowering stress, but finding the time and energy can be difficult. Whether you’re just starting or have already built up the habit, there are ways to achieve your goals.

How to Build Good Writing Habits in the New Year

January 15th, 2021 | Articles

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It’s 2021 and you, like many writers, have probably made a resolution to write more. We all know the stereotypes about New Year’s Resolutions
—they never last. Well, that doesn’t have to be true for you.

The Hidden Benefits of Reading

November 30th, 2020 | Articles

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We’ve all been told about the importance of reading, but many of us feel like we barely have time to sit for a full meal, much less to pull out a book. As obligations increase and time does not, reading becomes the least of our priorities. So, how important is reading? And what types of books are the best?

Five Ways to Fight NaNoWriMo Burnout

November 19th, 2020 | Articles

By now, as we come close to the middle of November, you’ve probably heard of a little something called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In fact, you may have even joined the frenzy yourself!

For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is both a community and an event. Once a year, this group of writers gets (virtually) together and attempts to maintain a writing streak of 1,667 words a day for the entire month….

Authors, Now is Your Time To Act!

Mar 25, 2020 | Articles

With all the uncertainty and general scariness of the world around us right now, specifically in regards to Covid-19, many writers have been asking themselves a question they never thought they’d contemplate. Should I even be writing anymore? The answer is absolutely yes.

Yes, we are in a period of social isolation right now. The economy feels like it’s on a roller coaster. Some people have lost their jobs or have had their hours drastically reduced. A lot of people are cooped up in their homes. They’re trying to find ways to cut back. We see reports of bookstores suffering. The natural question is will people be buying books? For the surprising answer to that question, let’s look back over a decade…