Can We Ever Benefit From A Flame War? I Say…Maybe.

Is it possible to actually benefit from engaging in a flame war? I’ve always said no. The professional in me says walk away, take it off the net, block or avoid. Negativity doesn’t help anyone. And that’s been my story every since entering the fray back in 2008 when I started my author blog, RachelintheOC.com.…

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Why All Authors Need Target Practice

Please welcome my favorite hottie (and brilliant marketer in real life), author Jim Moorman to the blog. He gives solid, practical advice for any author. Sit, Grasshopper. Learn from the marketing ninja dude. Oh, and purchase his book, Jamaican Flowers, on Amazon!  *** One of my favorite people, the late Stephen Covey, said, “If the…

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What Is #MondayBlogs and Does It Work?

What Is #MondayBlogs and Does It Work?   ‘Looking at millions of retweets and millions of non-retweeted ‘normal’ tweets, I found that non-retweets tended to contain more self-referential language than retweets. Not only does self-reference not lead to more followers, it also doesn’t lead to more retweets.’  ~Dan Zarrella, The Science of Marketing: When to Tweet,…

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Being An Author

10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Being an Author    When I first started writing my author blog (about four and a half years ago), I had NO idea the extent of marketing I would have to do once I published my first book. Now that I’m three books in (all bestsellers), I’ve…

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9 Twitter Basics You May Not Know

9 Twitter Basics You May Not Know                   How long have you been on Twitter?   I’ve been on Twitter for, well, going on four years now. From the beginning, I sensed the enormous marketing potential with the platform, and that has only grown over the years.   In the last two years, I’ve…

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What The Heck Is Editing About? by guest @RossIsAWriter

I work with a lot of writers every day who, for one reason or another, are convinced that having a friend or family member review their book for spelling/grammatical errors is considered an edit. Here, Aussie editor and published author Ross C. Hamilton reviews the different types of edits and why each is important for…

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4 Top Tips To Help You Understand KDP Select

4 Top Tips To Help You Understand KDP Select  Are you an author who is trying to decide whether to do KDP Select, or who has done it with unsatisfactory results? I want to share my experiences with you. Please note this is my opinion only (along with solid research). Feel free to disagree. First…

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