By Sandra Beckwith for Newshelves on May 20, 2021
7 Tips for a Sheet That Will WOW the Media

Want to get more press? Sure you do! Sandra Beckwith offers you this terrific advice on her site: A tip sheet is a news release that offers tips or advice in a bulleted or numbered format. It’s one of … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves Books on May 17, 2021
Yes, You Need a Price Specific Barcode

Here at New Shelves we make it our business to interact with the writing and publishing communities. We’re members of ALLi, IBPA, Authors Guild, Reedsy and quite a few Facebook groups for writing, publishing and book promotion. Why? Because it’s … Read More

By Keri-Rae Barnum originally published on The Book Designer
Do This, Not That – Blog Tours

The Challenge Recently a client asked me why, when he Googled the title of his book, the most exciting search result was his Amazon product page. “There’s nothing really there,” he lamented. Many authors feel this way. They spend months, … Read More

Guest Post by Bonnie McCune originally posted May 2018
How to Compete in the Obstacle Course of Book Marketing

Even after years slogging through the swamp of freelance writing, I’m still challenged by the process of marketing. I started with nonfiction articles, progressed to a handbook, and now concentrate on fiction. The marketplace for publishing is crowded with hundreds … Read More

By Anna Gray for New Shelves on May 3, 2021
Social Media Spring Cleaning

Spring is a wonderful time for a fresh start. By getting rid of the old, you make space for the new! When you’re making your “To Clean” list this spring, don’t forget to add social media spring cleaning. By cleaning … Read More


Thanks for Participating in the Retail Store and Library Presentations at Bridging the Epic Gap 2021 Virtual Conference! Click HERE to download your OWFI Conference Freebies! Add the OWFI Extras to your cart (It will show up as $50.) and use … Read More

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

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