Tag Archives: Authors

Important Dates for Authors and Bookstores

Here is Barbara Fanson’s list of special dates in 2016 to include in your promotions. Please note that three of them have not posted new dates for 2016, so get the news as we do. Follow our blog: SterlingEd Jan. … Continue reading

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How many errors can you spot?

This paragraph was written with several intentionel mistakes to see how many my word processor will spot and to test some free online programs.   Some times I type to fast and put three spaces after a period, that effects my … Continue reading

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Wider margin in print book not desirable in PDF version

By Barbara A. Fanson I was reading the PDF version of a book recently and realized that every time I scrolled down to the next page, I also had to shift the page left or right. After some time, it … Continue reading

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Use your book to gather email addresses and social media followers

In his book Creative Writing Career 2, author Justin Sloan shares his advice on becoming a professional writer of movies, video games, and books. He also does an excellent job of collecting email addresses of his readers, encourages them to … Continue reading

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Speed up promotions with a page of bios and summaries

Create a page of biographies about yourself in several different lengths. Sometimes, you’re required to submit a bio of 25 words or 50 words. Why not take your time and prepare several bios in advance? While you’re at it, create … Continue reading

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Shortening a link in Microsoft Word

You don’t have to show the entire hyperlink in your blog or promotion. Most software programs allow you to shorten the amount of text in your sentence, but the link to the website will still work. Why type: http://fanson.net/writingpublishing/9-types-of-social-media-posts-guaranteed-to-attract-readers/ When … Continue reading

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Look for speaking events in less obvious places

Whether you self-publish a book or use the traditional publishing route, you have to promote it. Speaking engagements are an inexpensive way to increase awareness of you and your book. If you sell a few copies, you get to keep … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Once you pay for a domain name, you won’t want to change it, so take your time choosing a name for your website, Facebook page, and blog. A domain name is a name that you purchase for 1 year, 2 … Continue reading

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Looking your best in author photos

“Always wear plain-coloured clothes—no plaids, polka-dots, or graphics—when you’re going for a photo shoot,” my daughter was advised when she became a baby model. Since the focus will be on the high chair or toys you’re promoting, the model shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Nametags are an essential networking tool

Even authors doing a speaking event should wear a nametag to identify themselves. When a visitor sees your name, the chance of remembering you is greater. Continue reading

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