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

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves on July 19, 2021
Time or Money?

Time or money? You must invest at least one to successfully market – and sell – your book. When we are asked what is the “best” program for marketing books, the answer is most often that depends. There are many … Read More

By Katherine Steiger for New Shelves on July 15, 2021
Artificial Intelligence: A Brave New World

It’s a brave new world, and there’s no going back. Artificial Intelligence and what it means for us, our children, and grandchildren jars my mind. It is the world of wormholes and robots, and I have just arrived. It’s not … Read More

By Amy Collins for New Shelves on July 12, 2021
Making a Living as a Writer

Does any of this sound familiar? “I wrote this book so that I could make a living as a writer.” “My goal is to quit my day job.” “I plan on retiring on my book income.” If any of those … Read More

By Anna Termine for New Shelves on July 8, 2021
Subsidiary Rights – Trends 2021

Subsidiary rights (subrights) are a key part of publishing. The revenue from a subsidiary rights deal goes right to the bottom line and subsidiary rights sales gives extra exposure and publicity to your book which can lead to additional sales. … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves on July 1, 2021
Holiday Inspired Marketing

Do you ever feel like you’re running out of marketing angles for your book? We get it. After months or even years of marketing the same book, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your marketing from growing stale. But … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum on June 28, 2021
Is Self-Publishing Looked Down Upon?

Self-publishing does sometimes get a poor name, but if you do it right, people can’t tell the difference between self and traditionally published books. If you have a beautiful book that has been: Professionally designed inside and out Professionally edited … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves on June 24, 2021
Author Interview with Orna Ross

Keri-Rae Barnum sits down with Orna Ross to discuss her bestselling fiction series, poetry, how Orna ended up with a pen name and more. Watch the video or scroll down to read the transcript. Keri-Rae Barnum: We have been acquainted … Read More

Moonlight & Magnolias

Join Keri at Moonlight & Magnolias for a wonderful weekend of fun and learning. Scheduled Presentation: Libraries + You: A Match Made in Heaven

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