By Alan Gibson for New Shelves reposted on April 29, 2021
Resources for Authors

Let me start with a confession: I’m weak. When I learn of a new software solution that promises to save me time and sounds easy to use, I can’t resist taking it for a spin. The industry attempts to dress … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves on April 26, 2021
Market Your Book in Just 10 Minutes a Day

When you hear the term “book marketing” you might immediately start thinking about BIG, grandiose plans. Month long book launches, expensive PR plans, a long list of things to get done sooner rather than later. Just thinking about all the … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves Books on April 19, 2021
Top 10 Banned Books in 2020

Last week New Shelves released an article on the American Library Association “State of America’s Libraries” annual report. This week we are focusing in on the ALA’s list of the most “challenged” books of 2020 – many of which were … Read More

By Kathleen Gage reposted on April 15, 2021
The Slimy Side of the Speaking Industry

Last week I had the opportunity to see the ethical side of the speaking industry and the slimy side. The Ethical Side The ethical side was hearing Debbie Allen at the Oregon Chapter of National Speakers Association September meeting. A … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves Books on April 12, 2021
The ALA Releases 2021 Annual Report

Released on April 5, 2021, this year’s State of America’s Libraries Report looks a bit different than in years past. As Stephanie Hlywak Director, Communications and Marketing Office American Library Association wrote in the opening of the report, “nothing about … Read More

Keywords for Authors
Keywords for Authors

When someone mentions “keywords” in relation to book marketing many authors instantly get overwhelmed. How do you find the right keywords for your book(s), much less use them? This article will remove the mystery of keywords for authors and walk … Read More

By Jason Jones on April 1, 2021
The 3 Myths About Book Publicity

At some point, most authors—especially the first-timers—find themselves in the same place. You’ll be there, too, if you’re not already, i.e. with this bouncing baby book in your arms, that you want to introduce to the world—with no idea how … Read More

Posted by New Shelves on March 29, 2021
Amazon Changing File Requirements for KDP Ebooks

Many of you have recently received emails from Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) announcing that Amazon is changing file requirements for KDP ebooks. As often happens with change, there is some confusion about how this will change how authors and publishers … Read More

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