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Beneath Ember Skies

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5-Day Novel Draft Challenge Accepted

The Grueling 5-Day Novel Challenge

Kris

I’m behind on my writing goals, but I think I have the answer: finish the manuscript draft with a 5-day novel challenge.


The Ultimate Guide on How to Market a Book

The Ultimate Guide on How to Market a Book

Kris

Joanna Penn’s How to Market a Book is essential reading for any author.  From setting up your author page to executing a soft launch, Penn tells you how to market your book.  She also explains which strategies you should consider for fiction and non-fiction, as well as for traditional and self-publishing, authors.


Readers Judge Books by Their Covers

My Book Cover is in Progress… What will it be?

Kris

My book cover is in progress, and I’ve been corresponding with my cover designer, Bookfly Design, over the past week.  Last night, Kira said they’re set. Now I feel like a kid the week before Christmas… the anticipation is killing me.  


Make Your Story Grid with What Fantastic Editors Know

Make Your Story Grid with What Fantastic Editors Know

Kris

Shawn Coyne’s The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know provides an editor’s analytical insights on what it takes to write a satisfying (and successful) story.  For Shawn, writing a good story is about identifying the parts that work and the parts that don’t.


How to Make Your Back Cover Copy Brilliant

How to Make Your Cover Copy Brilliant with 6 Simple Statements

Kris

Keep in mind that the back cover copy is essential to successfully promoting your book.  It’s likely the second thing, after the cover, a potential reader will look at when they are deciding whether or not to purchase/read your book.  For that reason, it’s important to cater to readers’ expectations and give them a reason […]


Why I'm Writing and Self-Publishing this Book

Why I’m Writing and Self-Publishing this Book

Kris

Ideas find us; we don’t find them. Before my son was born, I had an idea for a novel. Like most reasonable people, I ignored it.  Since it won’t leave me alone, I have to write and self-publish Oz and the Fury.


Make Your Brand Awesome with Your Book Your Brand

Make Your Brand Awesome with Your Book, Your Brand

Kris

Kaye offers an honest assessment of the precarious publishing industry and thoughtful approaches to branding and marketing a new book.  From developing an author brand to networking and organizing events, Your Book, Your Brand offers a direct, practical approach.