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Fifty Shades of Naughty: The Explosion of Erotica New!

Erotica. The word has been around for a long time and conjures up naughty, lustful images of debasement, debauchery and a whole lotta sex. Until recently, the term was used only in hushed undertones, whispered among women. Books on the subject were usually found hidden...

Famous Fictional Girl Sleuths: Nancy vs. Trixie New!

Many women readers of today will have fond memories of locking themselves into their bedrooms as young teens, voraciously consuming the newest edition of the Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden mystery series, all the while wishing that their young and uneventful lives could have been...

Getting High on Social Media

In my previous articles on What Makes A Great Story and Express Yourself, you learned how to develop your story through building a character of quality, which helps to carry and stimulate a story. In addition, how some great marketing efforts outside of radio and...

The "Indie" Concept

Thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of the “Great Zon,” otherwise known as Amazon, indie publishing and indie authors have become “mainstream” and have slowly shed their cloak of alleged “illegitimacy” as the bastard children of the publishing world. Some in the publishing...

Promoting Other Authors on Twitter - #WW and #FF

Sure, everybody knows about essential Twitter hashtags that authors use such as #amwriting #SciFiChat #MustRead and so forth, but what about promoting other writers and authors on Twitter? When I tell people that I sell more books via Twitter than on any other social media platform...

Using Social Media To Promote Your Novel – Tips That Actually Work!

Authors spend hours and hours on thinking of ways to promote their novels. Indie authors find it difficult to promote their novels and bring their hard work to the relevant audience. Since independent authors don’t have the leverage of having a publishing house that will...

Ten Ways to Market Yourself and Your Book with Social Media

Social media is the best free marketing plan for your new book. It transfers huge amounts of information and ideas every day. Here are some of the best ways to market yourself and your work with social media: 1. Make a video book trailer and post...

Increase Your Author Exposure With Google Plus

Today, there are a great number of social networking platforms available so that a fledgling author might have a hard time deciding what platform to use. Of course there are the more popular ones such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Goodreads. If you are already...

How Freelance Writers Can Benefit from Social Media Sites Like Google Plus

Everybody knows Google as the No. 1 search engine in the world. As a company that makes billions of dollars in revenue every year, Google can do pretty much whatever they want. Google+ is the second biggest social network after Facebook, with more than 500...

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Self-published Book

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already on Facebook. If you aren’t yet, consider signing up for an account now. It’s the biggest social networking site in the world with over a billion members. And if you’re a published author, it would be almost...