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How to Increase Your Income as a Fiction Writer in 2018

Today’s guest post is by Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur.

2017 was a wild year for authors.

We saw the rise of Amazon’s book advertising system, AMS, and the fall of most authors’ favorite publishing tool, Pronoun. We’ve seen more competition in Amazon, and even saw Amazon change some of the ways they do things, like the introduction of KDP print.

If Amazon wasn’t enough, Apple has promised to invest more in the book industry and Kobo has partnered up with Walmart, all in an attempt to take on Amazon, the current undesputed book sales champion of the world.

Plain and simple, the landscape is always changing.

That’s why it’s important for us authors to not only look to the future so as to improve our craft but also look at trends and ways in which we can earn more and thus gain a competitive edge in the new age. Continue Reading…

How Pinterest Can Help Writers Write Better

Today’s guest post is by Piers Golden.

As you are contemplating writing a book, the thought of using Pinterest as a tool may not occur to you until after the book is complete.

While Pinterest is a great marketing tool for authors, you may be surprised to find that there are many ways that Pinterest can improve your writing, depending on the type of book that you are writing.

Let’s take a look at these.

Plotting and Planning

All books require research. You may be confident in your subject matter, but if you are going to get the details just right, you will need to make sure that you have the right information when you are describing locations, actions, and secondary characters.

This may seem like a minor issue, but these are the types of details that can throw a reader out of the story. As you are beginning the research portion of your novel, you may find Pinterest useful. Continue Reading…

8 Ways to Use Your Superpower to Market Your Self-Published Book

Today’s post is by Chandra Clarke.

You did it! Your masterpiece is done! You stuck to your guns and finished writing your book. You even took things one step further: you self-published. Congratulations! You’re a published author. That is a HUGE accomplishment. You deserve a glass of champagne (or a bar of chocolate!).

As great an accomplishment as this is, publication is not the end of your book’s journey. Marketing your book is the next key to its success.

But there’s one problem: you don’t know how to market a self-published book. Heck, you don’t know anything about marketing your book at all. But you do know how to do something: write.

In fact, this is basically a superpower when it comes to marketing—if you can write well, you can accomplish pretty much anything. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do to sell as many copies of your book as possible. You’re going to write your darn face off. Here’s how. Continue Reading…

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