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The Book Marketing List You Need to Promote Your Book

Regardless whether your book is published by a mainstream publisher or you’re self-publishing, you will need to undertake the bulk (if not all) of your book marketing yourself. Getting your book into reader’s hands is a multi-faceted long-term project, but the result pays for itself in increased visibility as a book author and far greater sales! Use these lists to keep track of what you need to do and when to do it to enjoy the greatest success.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Story and Plot

For any narrative to be successful, it must contain two key things: dynamic and engaging story elements, and a delivery system of plot that takes the reader on a journey. While both of these heavy-lifting craft elements are vital for any narrative to exist, they are, as concepts, often unclear to writers. This quick definition of story and plot will unpack how each works, what it does, and why it’s necessary to create great work.

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6 Questions to Help New Writers Get Started

If you’re new, or new-ish, to writing, you may have feelings of uncertainty that prompt questions. The good news is everyone has a similar experience when getting started. We’ve provided answers to the 6 most common questions, along with strategies and resources, to help you feel more comfortable as you embark on this next exciting phase of your life in letters.

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4 Reasons a Literary Agent Will Reject Your Submission

Like in life where you can’t please everyone all the time, your writing won’t appeal to every literary agent you send it to. Agents are, in the end, just people, bearing their own arbitrary likes and dislikes. Even if your submission is wonderful, an agent might reject it because they’re looking for a specific style of narrative voice, may not enjoy working with certain subjects, or simply don’t connect with your vision.

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