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8 Things I’ve Learnt About Getting Press Coverage For Books

8 Things to remember when trying to get press coverage for your books

Self-publishing is a huge learning curve. After all, not only do you have to learn how to write the best book you possibly can, without those rookie mistakes, you also have to find the best editor and cover designer you

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The Dos and Don’ts of Self-Publishing A Book

Self-publishing a book is hugely exciting and a great achievement. While much of it is straightforward, it can be a scary prospect particularly if you are investing in printed copies in significant numbers. Having just self-published my second book aimed

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Top Tips from Wexford Literary Festival 2015

Compelling Fiction Panel - Claudia Carroll, Rachel English, Louise Phillips, Carmel Harrington, chaired by Caroline Busher

I’ve been on panels at social media events, on TV3′s Midday and at women-in-business conferences and Saturday was my first time to sit on a panel at a literary conference. It’s less than two years since I published my first

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Which Social Media Platforms Should Writers Use?

Which social media platforms should authors use

When writing a book, you are creating a product that will need to be marketed in order to achieve sales. Whether you are planning to self-publish (where you will be doing all the marketing yourself) or to secure a publishing

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How Writers Can Get More From Facebook

How writers can increase their book sales using facebook

Should writers use Facebook? Can writers benefit by using Facebook? Will it help them sell more books, build a community, increase brand awareness? I’ve recently come across a number of authors who are saying that Facebook, for them, has been

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Costs for Self Publishing Your Book

What does it cost to self publish a book

How much does it cost to self publish your book? The quick answer is ‘how long is a piece of string?’ as prices can vary so much – often depending on your own existing knowledge, whether you are self publishing

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How to Market and Sell Your Non Fiction Book

How to market and sell your non fiction book

You have written your book, you’ve had it edited, you have hired a professional to design the cover art, you are going to sell it online on Amazon and Smashwords and you are have printed a substantial number or printed

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10 Tips For Writers On Using Twitter Effectively

10 Tips How Writers Should Use Twitter

I’m a huge fan of twitter for so many reasons. The main reason is I see it as being extremely effective in terms of sales and for today’s post, I am going to concentrate on how authors can use twitter

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Why (and How) Writers Should Use Pinterest

Pinterest tends to be one of the last social media tools that authors use for their writing purposes. Many writers may be using Pinterest to store pretty pictures and dare I say it, even to procrastinate! Pinterest is much more

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Why (and how) Writers Should Blog

The easiest part of blogging for writers should be the actual writing shouldn’t it? Yet it can be difficult for authors to work out what to write and whether to write in the same style as their ‘normal writing’ or

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