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She’s Got to Have It: 10 Ways to Promote a Book

Promoting a book is the one thing all authors should do to help get it to potential readers. But what does that mean? Erika Hoffman shares 10 ways to promote a book she used that are usable by other authors. “I’m sorry for wasting your ...

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Should I seek a famous author to write my book?

You don’t need (and, unless you’re a multi-millionaire, can’t afford) a famous author to write your book. You need a good writer to write your book. What’s more a good ghostwriter (what you’re describing is a g...

5 Tips for Better Book Cover Typography

Contributed by Reedsy. A book’s cover is a key marketing tool, reflecting the contents of the book. As you might guess, the typeface of your book title and other cover text (the style and appearance on the page) are just as important. Fir...

Season of Savings: WD Books & Writing Resources on Sale This Week

We’re running our annual Season of Savings deals this week at writersdigestshop.com, and I wanted to share some of the exciting daily discounts on Writer’s Digest books and writing resources we’re offering. Each day, we’ll offer a n...

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Self publishing your book just to test the water

First, I want to congratulate you on actually finishing your first draft of your first novel. A lot of wannabe writers never get that far. You have accomplished a major milestone and should be very proud of that. What you have is an almost-...

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Advertising in Amazon titles

Has anyone else noticed that when you pull up a list on Amazon, what should be the title is actually a review in the title line for rather a lot of books? I was looking for comps in my genre (thriller) and noticed that quite a few books hav...

Short Story Contest Entry: Commuter

Today we run the last entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. The contest officially closed on September 15.  The contest judges are hard at work as we speak. Winners will be announced on September 30. Since the cont...

6 Tips and Tricks to Manage School and a Full-Time Job

Trying to figure out how to get your school and work life together? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Managing school can be tough on its own. But throw a job (or two) in there and you may find yourself drowning in a sea of stress. Over th...

Queen’s Letter Chingona Virus Iforgetwhattodayis Edition

In which The Queen shares her adventures of finding supplies in the days of Chingona Virus, and offers us some writing tips based upon current publisher advice. Yup, still going to work every day, still trying to figure out optimum time to ...

Queen’s Letter 4: More Inspiration to Stay the Eff Home

We have another letter form the Queen! Today Laura shares some tricks and tools for making your social distancing fruitful for your writing projects. She references Amazon books, and I will have a few comments on the Amazon maze after her l...

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