Book Marketing: The Bottom Line
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Book Marketing: The Bottom Line

Many authors look at publishing traditionally because they don’t know how to market their book…but the truth is, even traditional publishers require you to be the number one marketer of your work. On this Writing Momentum podcast, Chris and Gena talk about book marketing for traditional and self-publishers, talking about who’s responsible for doing what…and what you can expect.

How to Bypass Your Peers and Get OUT of the Slush Pile
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How to Bypass Your Peers and Get OUT of the Slush Pile

Publishers and agents receive THOUSANDS of manuscripts every year…yet only a handful of submissions are published. How can you beat out your competition and get into the top 3% of manuscripts they receive? On this week’s Writing Momentum podcast, Chris and Gena discuss what they’ve learned over the years about getting OUT of the slush pile FAST.

Questions about Query Letters … from Twitter
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Questions about Query Letters … from Twitter

When it’s time to submit your book to an editor or agent, the best place to start is with a query letter. A query letter is what you send out to gauge interest in a specific book idea. And in this episode, Chris, Gena, and Rene answer questions about Query letters from Twitter including:

-What should you put in a query letter?

-Should you query only one genre at a time?

How to Maximize Your Amazon Author Page
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How to Maximize Your Amazon Author Page

Every author can have their very own author page on Amazon. It’s as easy as going to https://author.amazon.com and logging in. But making your page effective is more challenging. In this episode, Chris and Gena talk about how you can maximize your Amazon author page so it’s helpful, SEO-friendly, and propped to not only sell books, but also get people into your sales funnel.

Q & A: Are hybrid publishing services worth the money?

Q & A: Are hybrid publishing services worth the money?

Good question, Maria! Let’s look at the three most common types of publishing: If the company you’re hearing from is legit, it’s most likely a hybrid publishing service. This isn’t a bad way to go, especially if you’re struggling with the traditional and independent publishing route, but it does cost more. That said, we’re always…

The Easiest Way to Create Graphics & Book Covers (Stencil Review)

The Easiest Way to Create Graphics & Book Covers (Stencil Review)

Do you ever need great graphics for social media or even ebook covers, but don’t want to pay a graphic artist? Then it’s time to check out Stencil, the easiest-to-use graphic program available. I’m no artist, but I’ve created most of my own social media graphics, page headers, ebook covers and more – and Stencil…

Q & A: My Book is Finished. Now What?

Q & A: My Book is Finished. Now What?

James, what a great question! A lot of writers—both nonfiction and fiction—wonder what to do when their book is finished. First, congratulations on all you’ve accomplished. You’re tackling the hardest part right now—finishing your book. Your breadth of work shows your dedication. Seriously, that’s the hardest part. Now what to do? Step 1: Hire an…