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Should Authors Respond to Reviewers

This week has been really rough. I spent most of my time in the woods, attempting to sleep on a thin mattress with a lawnmower worthy snorer on both sides of the room. Then, I return to the city to discover that my old apartment complex is working diligently to bend me over and shove various objects in my rectum (metaphorically speaking that is). Now, I check my book stats and discover new reviews. But before we get into those, let me tell you about a gentleman I met this…

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Social Social Media Writing 

Being Social in Social Media

If you’re an author trying to advertise your novel on Twitter or any other Social Media website, it’s important that you understand the importance of being social. Many people tend to hop online and post multiple advertisements like “Buy your copy of Barcode: Legend of Apollo by clicking this link: http://amzn.to/xDtv9c #Free #Kindle #YA #Fantasy #SciFi”. I personally use advertisement like that in order to get my novel some extra attention. The hashtags are especially important for getting exposure for eBooks.  However, I don’t overuse these posts. It’s important to understand…

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Best Checklist for Writers Writing 

Checklist for Marketing Novels

I just saw a very generic blog post (that was well written) about 10 things you shouldn’t do when publishing your first novel. It’s great advice for someone that has absolutely no clue what they’re doing, but it doesn’t help anyone that has conducted their own research. I decided to post a checklist of things to do when publishing your first novel. This is the free version. In the future, I’ll tell you how to spend your money. Start a Blog When you’re first beginning, you should have web presence….

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Fey Touched Cover By Erin Zarro Books Interviews 

Erin Zarro – Fey Touched Interview

I’ve seen some beautiful cover art in my days, but uh-oh here’s some gorgeous stuff. Fey Touched is a novel that’s set to release August 1st. Mark your calenders because based on this review, you’ll want to read the story. Interview Who are you? I am Erin Zarro, a poet, novelist, and fine art photographer lving in Michigan. I’m married to a wonderful guy and we have a feline daughter named Hailey who we believe is part vampire. Part Vamp, aye? You sound like a fantasy writer. <–Look at that seamless transition…

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Trade Tareq Hassan Books Interviews 

Trade

I was fortunate enough to meet a writer by the name of Tareq Hassan. He’s the author of Trade–a mystery and thriller with so many details and insights to the CIA, you’ll wonder what the author really knows. Tareq was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me about his novel. You can read the interview below. Tell us about your book. Trade is a spy thriller and follows the exploitation by different players of a naive Arab-American during the opening months of the War on Terror. It also…

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