Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves on September 27, 2021
How to Pitch Your Book to Airport Stores

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?

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

“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

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

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

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 Click HERE … Read More

By Amy Collins for New Shelves on July 22, 2021
How Do Self-Published Authors Get an Agent?

If you are thinking about getting an agent and you already have a book published by a self-publishing company, what are your options? STORY ONE – An Agent’s perspective “Sara” has been querying agents for her self-published book. She decided … Read More

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