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

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves on June 10, 2021
The Four Types of Editing Explained

You finished writing your book. Of course, you’ve let others read it: family, friends, beta-readers. These people gave you some input, but they may have held back and not been straight with you if they were concerned about your feelings. … Read More

By New Shelves Books on June 3, 2021
How to Name Your Publishing Company

Why Do You Have to Have a Publishing Company Name? When bookstores and airport store buyers look at your book, one of the first things they will do is flip to the spine, the back cover, and the copyright page … Read More

Memorial Day Reading List
Memorial Day Reading List

This upcoming Monday, May 31, those of us in the United States will be observing Memorial Day; a day to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving our country. In my house, this is a somber … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves Books on May 24, 2021
How to Leave a Book Review on Amazon

As writers, we know that the success of our book can depend on reader reviews. Yet, when I polled a group of authors, less than 10% of them had written a review for a book in the last 12 months. … Read More

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