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

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

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