By Keri-Rae Barnum for New Shelves Books on April 19, 2021
Top 10 Banned Books in 2020
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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
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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
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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

Keywords for Authors
Keywords for Authors
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When someone mentions “keywords” in relation to book marketing many authors instantly get overwhelmed. How do you find the right keywords for your book(s), much less use them? This article will remove the mystery of keywords for authors and walk … Read More

By Jason Jones on April 1, 2021
The 3 Myths About Book Publicity
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At some point, most authors—especially the first-timers—find themselves in the same place. You’ll be there, too, if you’re not already, i.e. with this bouncing baby book in your arms, that you want to introduce to the world—with no idea how … Read More

Posted by New Shelves on March 29, 2021
Amazon Changing File Requirements for KDP Ebooks
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Many of you have recently received emails from Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) announcing that Amazon is changing file requirements for KDP ebooks. As often happens with change, there is some confusion about how this will change how authors and publishers … Read More

By Shelley Sturgeon on March 25, 2021
77 Free Images Sites
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Authors use images when promoting their books,right? But, some stock image sites charge $$$. Today, I’d like to share with you my extensive list of FREE images sites. These images can potentially be used for book covers, social media and … Read More

When BookBub Doesn’t Bite
When BookBub Doesn’t Bite
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(Originally published as Do This, Not That on TheBookDesigner.com) What We Did We had a client, Anna, who wanted a BookBub featured deal. Badly. We applied to BookBub month after month, offering her $9.99 ebook, Eat Happy Too, to BookBub … Read More

By Randall McNair on March 18, 2021
Crowdfunding A Book
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So you’ve written your masterpiece, edited it, and had a professional cover designed. You’re super stoked to share it with the world, but you’ve shot your wad getting it this far and you have no idea how you’re going to … Read More

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