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How to Sell Your Novel: Learn Essential Steps Here

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Writing a book is hard work. The crying, frustration, and stress of getting all those words down on paper (and it is fun!) but let’s be honest: Writing is work. Knowing how to sell your novel is even more work. But what about selling your book once it’s published? Marketing Your Novel This is—for every author—when the real work begins. You created this great book, and now, you have to sell it and try to recoup your money from the initial book production investment. Now, I said it was a lot of work, but it’s the part of the process […]

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

When artistry unites with a little business know-how, you can grow your writing career, reach new audiences, and increase the impact your words get to have on the world. (What Is an ARC in Publishing and Writing?) In my first term of graduate business school, I stood in front of my class to give a presentation introducing myself to them. I started by talking about my day job career as an analyst and what had led me to pursue my MBA. Then I looked down, paused, looked back up, and started over, this time introducing myself as a fantasy and […]

How Much Do Self-Published Authors Make on Amazon?

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Self-publishing is a quickly growing industry. Authors have found a step-around for the toiling, exploitative traditional publishing industry, and they’re taking hold of their own career and art. While the creative freedom, quick turnaround, and higher royalty rates sound amazing, how much money can you actually make self-publishing your books? A major platform for indie writers is Amazon. As a tool, Amazon can be tricky to learn and master. But with a little research and a strong strategy, a self-published author can make $10,000+ per month publishing their own books on Amazon. If you’re considering self-publishing on Amazon, you probably […]

A Primer on the New York Times Bestseller List

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The goal of many writers is to land on the New York Times bestseller lists. Being a bestselling author can mean future book contracts, speaking gigs, recognition for your work, a sizable passive income from your writing, and many more opportunities.  If you search the New York Times, you will find “Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.” There are multiple lists you can search, all separated into categories: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and monthly lists. Under fiction: Combined print and E-book, hardcover, and paperback trade. Under nonfiction: Combined print and E-book, hardcover, […]

9 Self-Published Authors Who Made It Big

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Today more than ever, it’s not just great writing that sells. Besides having a powerful plot, theme, protagonist (whether that is a fictional character or the star of your nonfiction), and stellar writing, there is another piece to the puzzle that all successful self published authors share.  Decades ago, great authors wrote their books, sent them to the publisher, and then started the next. There was no website to keep up, no social media to build a brand for, and no podcasts to speak on.  Book tours did not take place in the way they do today, and word of […]

The 5 Best Book Summary Websites to Quickly Boost Your Knowledge

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There’s a lot of reasons you might need a book summary. Maybe you don’t have the time to get through the books on your “want to read” list. Maybe you need to write some book notes for an article you’re working on. Maybe you just want to figure out if you want to read a full book. Either way, it can be incredibly time-consuming to read through a whole book to find what you need, which is where book summary websites become a great option. In this article, we’re going to dive into five different options. Most sites cover different […]
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