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  • Fake Reviews and Why They Hurt Honest Authors

    Fake book reviews are rampant on Amazon. They can make it difficult to determine the quality of a book without reading the "Look Inside" or purchasing the complete book only to find out the entire story falls off the page after the first chapter.
  • Why Libraries Rarely Buy Self-Published Books

    Let's start with the librarians since they're the ones in control – or so it seems at least. The reality is that the patrons of the library are in control, almost entirely. If patrons started asking for self-published works en masse, libraries ...
  • Top 12 Crippling Mistakes of the Self-Publishing Newbie

    Top 12 Mistakes of the New Self-Published Author. Some may think these are shortcuts, but they will undermine your career and cast doubt on your professionalism every single time.
  • Why Hiring a Book Editor Is Vital for Self-Published Authors

    Learn why self-editing will only get you so far and why a professional editor is essential for Self-Published authors. Providing an editor was the role of publishing houses, but now that authors can do direct to consumer, it falls on them to find and hire...  more
  • Book Review - The Last Policeman

    I knew just a few pages into the first chapter that I was going to give this gem 5 stars. It has everything I like in a book. It is unassuming but self-assured, well crafted but without artifice, engaging but not easy. It gets categorized as science fi...
  • Writing Tips Are for Suckers

    A collection of writing tips from famous authors for the happy schmuck trying to make it in an ocean of drivel.
  • Adventures in Character Development

    As a writer, you've no doubt heard that characters can sometimes take over your narrative. I'm here to attest that is true. This happened to me.
  • Book Reviewers Can be Jerks

    Whether you are a seasoned author or just published your first book, reviews play tricks on your self-confidence as a writer. Like everything else in life, some people like your stuff and some people hate it (thanks, Captain Obvious) and there’s nothing y...  more
  • Finding the enthusiasm

    Tips for maintaining enthusiasm during writing.
  • Review of Byrd and the Bees - Christine McInerney Fry

    Five -Star Review by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
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