The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

We all know that whether you’re traditionally published or going D.I.Y., marketing your book is mostly on you, the author—and creating a solid web presence is one of the best ways to do just that. But how can you make the most of your online persona?

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3 Things You Need in Your Query Letter to a Literary Agent

3 Things You Need in Your Query Letter to a Literary Agent

If you’re in the process of getting your book published, odds are you’ve been looking for editors and agents to hire to get your manuscript up and running in the publishing world. And if you’ve done any research on the matter, you’ll know that a solid query letter is key to landing a good literary agent.

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When is the Right Time for Me to Hire a Professional Editor? + Novel-Writing Timeline

When is the Right Time for Me to Hire a Professional Editor? + Novel-Writing Timeline

It seems as if this is one of the most unasked questions amongst aspiring authors. They either start looking for an editor much too soon, or they look for them much too late, and miss personal (or even publisher-induced) deadlines as a result.

Today, I’m going to work through a quite abbreviated timeline of the process leading up to hiring an editor for your manuscript. Of course, all of this is subjective—don’t be afraid to stray from this timeline if you find it doesn’t work for you!

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10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing An Editor for Your Book

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing An Editor for Your Book

Have you recently completed your manuscript? Gone over it yourself a time or two? Then it’s probably time to hire your first developmental or line editor—and once you think you’ve found the right one, it can be really tempting to just send your book right to them and forget it for a while. But that’s not how it should work.

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7 Ways to Prepare for Online Classes

7 Ways to Prepare for Online Classes

While everyone around you is gearing up for the upcoming semester with new planners, pretty supplies, and gorgeous outfits, if you’re taking classes online this year, you may be feeling a little left out. But have no fear! You, too, can (and should) prep for the fall with these seven tips:

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The Best Time to Copyright Your Book (For Authors who are Self-Publishing)

The Best Time to Copyright Your Book (For Authors who are Self-Publishing)

The issue of copyright is one of the most heavily-debated in the writing world. Authors, especially young ones, tend to be sort of clueless in this area, and often take advice from those who also don’t know what they’re talking about. So I’m here to set the record straight. (Buckle up—this is a long read!)

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Why Taking Notes by Hand is Better for Learning (Guest Post)

Why Taking Notes by Hand is Better for Learning (Guest Post)

By Lesley Martin, academic success coach, author, and entrepreneur

Over the past ten years, using a laptop to take notes in school has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. More and more students own laptops, which combined with numerous cloud solutions, means that you can access your notes from any device where you have internet access.

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