5 Reasons Being an Indie Author Makes You a Small Business — Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

Book marketing is brand building If you plan to write more than one book your book marketing serves as more than just a sales tool. Successful, full-time indie authors use book marketing to promote their brand and keep their titles top of mind for their current fans, and to draw in new buyers. Plus, the…

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“Process goals will force you to focus on today’s 500 words,” by @RuthHarrisBooks via annerallen.com

Process Goals: 6 Ways Slowing Down and Thinking Small Will Help You Write Your Book — Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris.

Process goals make that road seem less daunting by Ruth Harris Psychologists differentiate between outcome goals (write a book) and process goals (the steps it will take to write a book). The outcome goal focuses on the big picture and the end result—a diamond-studded World Series ring, an Emmy, the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby. An outcome goal…

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Amazon combats fake book reviews with $50 minimum spend, by @justpublishing

Amazon combats fake book reviews with $50 minimum spend. Book reviews on Amazon over the years have attracted more scams than can possibly be imagined. Most revolve around click farms and amassing lots of Amazon accounts. By creating hundreds, if not thousands of Amazon accounts, scammers could boost free Kindle ebook downloads, add customer reviews,…

via Amazon Book Review Policies Updated With $50 Minimum — Just Publishing Advice For Writers and Authors

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How important is realism in fiction? by @AJHumpage

Every story needs to have at least some hint of realism, even if the work is fictitious. That’s because the story is fictitious, not the setting, the era or history or the minor details. That’s where the realism should be. The idea is that a story needs to be believable and you want the reader…

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