7 Key Items to Bring to an Authors' Conference

7 Key Items to Bring to an Authors' Conference

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Hooray! You are going to a writer’s conference! Attending a writer’s conference can be very rewarding for your writing career, but do you now wonder what you need to bring? Being fully prepared is crucial. The items you should bring to a writer’s conference are a mix of mental and physical objects, from a an enthusiastic spirit to promotional material to share with agents, publishers, and fellow authors.

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Your Lucky Break: Good Fortune and Making Fate Happen

Your Lucky Break: Good Fortune and Making Fate Happen

I’ve been a writer for over 30 years. I feel uncommonly fortunate to get paid well to do something I love. Did I bust my hump to get where I am? Absolutely. But I’m also keenly aware of the exigencies of fate, large and small, which made my career possible. My gratitude is oceanic because my luck has been likewise.

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Mastering Keywords: Boost Your Book's Visibility and Sales

Mastering Keywords: Boost Your Book's Visibility and Sales

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Using Keywords to optimize web pages for search engines has been an essential practice for a long time in digital marketing, most especially for ranking on the first page of search engines like Google. This practice is just as important for ranking your book page on online book platforms such as Amazon.

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How to Find Your Ideal Reader

How to Find Your Ideal Reader

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Finding an audience is one of the biggest challenges every writer faces.

Once you have a finished book with plenty to offer, how do you bridge the gap between yourself and a passionate audience of readers? Finding your ideal reader can be tricky, but it’s the most important thing you can do to sustain your career as a writer.

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Nailing Your Niche: How to Find Your Subgenre Fit

Nailing Your Niche: How to Find Your Subgenre Fit

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Where do you fit on the genre bookshelf?

We’re all writers, but our books, our voices, and our fan bases vary wildly. In our promotional efforts we need to stand out from our peers for the right reasons. Some authors specialize by subgenre, some by humor or intensity, others jump between every category on record and several that haven’t been invented yet. Whatever their approach, all authors face the task of clarifying why their books are extraordinary, so building your audience begins with establishing your place on the genre bookshelf: your niche.

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5 Reasons to Attend a Writers' Conference

5 Reasons to Attend a Writers' Conference

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Are you looking to take your writing career to the next level? Then you should consider going to a writers’ conference! Whether you are looking for a traditional role in publishing, or thinking of self-publishing, attending will be very beneficial for your overall writing practice and success.

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A-Game Tips for Launching a Successful Writing Career

A-Game Tips for Launching a Successful Writing Career

I’m a shameless conspirator in my own success.

Because of my extroversion, most people tend to think of me as a wacky disruptive presence. In many ways that’s true. I’m a bone-deep rabble-rouser who loves improvisation and the unlit path. On the other hand, I have a 40-year history in show business which is beaten into me the need for schedules, structure, and systems. With all of the impossible details necessary to bring people together for any kind of entertainment planning is essential. No matter how Dionysian your druthers, there comes a moment when you have to get strictly Apollonian.

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Bring Your Book into the Spotlight: Mastering Amazon Book Categories

Bring Your Book into the Spotlight: Mastering Amazon Book Categories

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Many self-published authors on Amazon are leveraging the exposure provided by the platform to rake in thousands of dollars in earnings.

Ask author Mike Omer, a previously relatively unknown author who not only found fame by publishing on Amazon but fortune as well. Omer has sold over 10,000 books on Amazon. The Israeli engineer’s success is such that he was once ranked above popular authors like JK Rowling and James Patterson on the platform. Talk about overnight success.

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