By Fred Stuvek, Jr., for New Shelves on October 14, 2021
Anthologies: Ensuring a Successful Author Collaboration
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Authors have been working together on anthologies for centuries. Why? Shared workload – multiple contributors rather than one author writing an entire book on their own. Benefit from varied experiences and talents. Multiple authors typically mean multiple audiences – and … Read More

By Dr. Shira Shiloah for New Shelves on September 30, 2021
Behind the Scenes of a Chirp Audiobook Deal
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The audiobook industry is booming loudly and at various playback speeds. US publishers reported audiobook sales rose to 1.3 billion dollars last year according to Publisher’s Weekly. So how does an indie author profit and get their book heard amongst … Read More

Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves on September 27, 2021
How to Pitch Your Book to Airport Stores
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Have you always dreamed of having your book carried in airport stores? You’re not alone. And, after sharing What I Learned from a Hudson Newsstand Book Buyer, questions started pouring in about how to pitch a book to airport stores. … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum on September 20, 2021
BookFunnel: Yay or Nay?
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Why BookFunnel? Authors often ask me why I recommend BookFunnel and which subscription they should choose. Winning Features Safely and Easily Share Your Book BookFunnel is a safe, easy way to share your book files with reviewers, beta readers, and … Read More

By Katherine Steiger for New Shelves on September 6, 2021
Blockchain: Is it the Future of Publishing? Part 1
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“Customer preferences are actually what cause disrupters.” Sukhi Jutla In 2018, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) projected blockchain technology as the next great “disruption” in the publishing industry, but was it just a short-lived fad? In this post, I … Read More

By Chris A. Bennett for New Shelves on August 12, 2021
How to Weave Historical Facts into Fiction
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One of the questions I’m most often asked, as a writer of historical fiction is, “How do you do the research?” I was recently reading an interview with a non-fiction history writer who said he spends about three years on … Read More

Previously published at BookWorks Aug 2017
Front of Store Placement: How and Why
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You walk into your local chain bookstore and see a table filled with cookbooks and a big sign that says “GRILLING COOKBOOKS.” BAM! Right in the front of the store as you walk in. Thousands of eyeballs see those cookbooks … Read More

Book Launches SIMPLIFIED
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Thank you for your interest in Tara Alemany’s Book Launch Training. Watch the video below to learn more about how to organize your book launch for MAXIMUM exposure with MINIMUM stress. Replay Page Expires In… Days Hours Minutes Use promo … Read More

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