Clueless about Instagram?

I know I am. Can’t believe there are people out there who make money off what’s basically twitter with more pictures. But apparently, as writers, you’ll need to know how to leverage this social media app to gain followers. There’s a pretty simple formula to do this too, according to this article. 5. Use lots […]

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When and Why to Work with a Trade Book Distributor

#amwriting #indiepublishing #bookstores Trade book distributors are the guys who sell your book to bookstores and other institutions. They don’t market your book, per se, and they don’t build your audience. They will, however, help get your book into the big stores. Here’s why that’s important: The two greatest functions of a distributor are helping […]

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Creating Iconic Covers

If you’re struggling with cover art for your book, you should read this article. Things have changed since Amazon and other online bookstores began selling. Now, with the majority of books are sold based on a tiny thumbnail image, it’s all about how to attract the reader’s attention from 100 feet. Hugh Howey, author of […]

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Banned book: Wool

If you’ve not read Wool by Hugh Howey, you may want to get on it. Yes, a large omnibus of dystopian science-fiction may be a daunting task, but the rewards are worth it. Remember that Howey is an example of a self- indie-published author who made it big. For that, his books are worth studying. […]

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Sleeps With Monsters – Tor.com

A neat review of author Caitlín R. Kiernan’s new work, Agents of Dreamland. This is a quest story. With a sensible middle-aged professor as the protagonist, through a fantastical landscape filled with strangeness. There are ghouls and gugs and tunnels, ships and dangerous forests and the courts of kings. And a consistent undercurrent of hopeful […]

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A Spectrum of Worlds | Tor/Forge Blog

A neat guest post on the Tor/Forge Blog from V.E. Schwab about setting and A Darker Shade of Magic. In essence, A Darker Shade of Magic–or ADSoM for short–gave me a chance to turn my setting into not only a character, but an entire supporting cast. Through the four iterations of London, bound together by […]

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Tor/Forge Sneak Peek: The Rising by Heather Graham & Jon Land

From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes “The Rising.” Read an excerpt on the Tor/Forge blog. Twenty-four hours. That’s all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, […]

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