Nine Manuscript Editing Software Programs You Should Consider

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By BookBaby author Carla King

While a good, professional (human) editor is invaluable to your book – the purchase of manuscript editing software can be another prudent investment.

Manuscript editing software programs do much more than the built-in spelling and grammar checkers in your word processor. Some offer “first-pass” or “last-pass” editing to clean up mistakes in spelling, grammar, and punctuation; others make suggestions for improving your language.

These programs can alert you to overuse of adverbs, clichés, redundancies, overlong sentences, sticky sentences, glue words, vague and abstract words, diction, and the misuse of dialog tags, to name just a few. Some of these tools will even connect you with a human editor with a click of a …

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Book Marketing 101: Creative Ways to Plan Author Events in Non-Bookstore Markets

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If you’ve been looking for ways to promote your book through creative book marketing, take heart. You have gotten more no’s than yes’s when trying to plan book signings at local bookstores.  Don’t let that deter you!

What if I told you I’ve set up successful book signings almost everywhere?

A book event at a local brewery? Of course! Think out of the box! #indieauthortip #bookmarketing…
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Almost Everywhere?

Last week, we talked about book events in bookstores and libraries. Consider, for a moment, some of the places you’ve likely overlooked. Some ideas are coffee shops, craft beer breweries, gift stores, craft stores, sewing shops, Costco, and the list goes on.

Just about anywhere people shop, there’s an opportunit…

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How To Find Creative Focus With Jessica Abel

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We’re all busy and life seems increasingly chaotic, so how do we find the time and focus to write? In today’s show, I talk to Jessica Abel, a comic book artist turned prose writer and creative teacher, about finding your focus and moving past procrastination to get your creative work done.

Creative Focus Jessica AbelIn the intro, I mention Frankfurt Book Fair and the launch of Blockchain for Books by the Alliance of Independent Authors, plus my thoughts on seeing Dan Brown speak about Origin and my own writing update as I prepare to head to the US.

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Weekly Round-Up: A Very Good Place to Start

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Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place.

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Let’s Start From the Very Beginning

If you’re a future debut author, prepare…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Podcast Your Fiction

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Storytelling has gone hand in hand with the audio format since our ancestors told each other stories around the campfire.

5 reasons to podcast your fictionI can remember lying in bed listening to Peter and the Wolf on tape, and before I wrote fiction, I listened to audio fiction podcasts like Scott Sigler’s Infected and 7th Son by JC Hutchins, early pioneers of podcast fiction. 

Nowadays, we have super-professional podcasts like Welcome to Nightvale, as well as audio-dramas and radio plays. In today’s article, Matthew McLean from ThePodcastHost, talks about why you should consider podcasti…

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5 Book Marketing Strategies Indie Authors Need to Drop Right Now

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We read a lot about what’s working for indie authors in book marketing. I don’t think we discuss what’s not working enough.

So here’s a short list of strategies that you need to drop today.

Or if you’re looking for a book marketing company or your publisher is trying to sell you a package, don’t let them drive up your investment with these options.

Are you guilty of book marketing bad behaviors? @bookgal says to drop these 7 things immediately….
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We live in a world that slams us with thousands of ads each day. We’re beyond saturated with messages or social posts that are not on target, or emails that don’t pique our interest.

Attention – both getting it and keeping it – is the new currency…

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The ABCs of Story: Plots, Subplots, and Sub-Subplots

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The arrangement of a narrative is often singular in its focus: It details the peaks and valleys, dips and pivots, of a single story. But a single story needn’t be such a direct thrust. Imagine the metaphor of a roller coaster, but now weave in another roller coaster—perhaps even two rides that, sometimes, somehow become one, if you’re willing to bend your brain around that. In most cases, we refer to those as subplots—the main story is your A-Plot, and subsequent smaller plots are your B-Plot, your C-Plot, and so on and so forth. These plots may or may not be woven in together.

This is fine, and nobody would fault you for looking at narrative this way if you find it helpful.

But I’m going to go a different way.

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By: Difficult Writing Process (Poll Results) | A writer & her adolescent muse

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How to Flex Your Book Marketing Muscles with Media Leads

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Today you can’t check your email or log onto Facebook without seeing something related to the news and what’s going on locally or globally . So why not work media leads into your book marketing?

With sites like HARO, that can potentially send you several media leads a day, finding opportunities has become the easy part. Responding to them and getting them interested is what takes skill.

Do you know how to make media leads work for you? Read my 7 easy steps to take action NOW!…
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Here’s a quick guide that should help you improve the media communications aspect of your book marketing, and in turn, help you build brand awareness and sell more books.

Response Time is Crucial

The quicker you respond to a lead the better your chances…

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How to Make the Most of a Professional Book Review

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By BookBaby author BlueInk Review

Professional reviews from trusted sources command credibility from the outset and can be used in ways consumer reviews cannot. Here are eight ways to make the most of a professional book review.

Let’s face it, all book reviews are not created equal. You can ask all your friends and relatives to post book reviews on Amazon, but in a world increasingly skeptical of “fake news” and reviews, readers may regard them with suspicion. Industry players like booksellers and librarians may be even more likely to disregard these consumer reviews.

On the other hand, a professional book review from a noted source – established magazines and newspapers, trusted bloggers, review services – command credibility from the outset and can be used …

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