14 Habits of Highly Successful Authors

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I just returned from Romance Writers of America, which is a conference dedicated to all genres of romantic fiction. I love going to these events, because it’s a great way to connect with authors who are really kicking tires and lighting fires when it comes to book promotion. This group is made up of some of the savviest, most successful authors I’ve ever known. And though their book marketing tactics may vary from author to author, there is a core set of beliefs and strategies that all successful authors adhere to – regardless of the genre. You may not embrace every single one of these 14 habits right now, but it’s worth your time to adopt as many of them as you can, as soon as you can.

You’ll want to incorporate these 14 habits of successful authors ASAP! #indieau…

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The engine in your book

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By BookBaby author Dawn Field

There’s a powerful engine in your book, it’s just a bit hard to find. It’s in every word, and it drives plot and characters and everything else.

Everybody knows the most important part of a car is the engine. You might like your top-notch speakers for the surround sound, or the air conditioning on a sweltering day, or the incredible shock absorbers, but you can’t say you’d take those over an engine.

So, what’s the engine of your book? Plot? It’s essential if you’re writing a thriller that needs page-turning action. What about characters? Many say a book is nothing without an attention-grabbing character at its center.

Turns out there’s a more powerful engine in your book, it’s just a bit hard to find. It’s in ever…

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A Beginner’s Guide to SEO: 2017 (Infographic)

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Welcome back!

Today I’m sharing an infographic all about SEO – that word that no one can wrap their head around. This infographic contains some tips and tricks that even a beginner can start to put in place.

Don’t hesitate to read the blog that originally shared this post. You can find it here.

Enjoy!

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Is library distribution in your book’s future?

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Amy Collins, New Shelves BooksAmy Collins, my friend in real life (who lives near me so I get to see her all the time!), is the former director of sales at Adams Media and special sales director for its parent company, F+W Media. In 2006, she started the successful book sales and marketing company, New Shelves Books. Over the years, she has sold to Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Borders, Books-A-Million, and Wal-Mart and become a trusted partner and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the industry. In the past 20 years, Amy has sold more than thre…

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Book Marketing Questions to Help You Sell More Books

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If your book isn’t selling what you hoped, you can use these questions as a checklist to determine whether you’ve done everything possible to help it reach the right readers.

bookmarketingchecklist2Of course, you don’t have to do everything on this list, but choosing elements from each section will help your book stand out from the crowded market. If you want to fill it in, you can download it by clicking the links below. 

Marketing Checklist PDF

Marketing Checklist Word doc 

This is an excerpt from How to Market a Book Third Edition by Joanna P…

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Five Things You Can Do To Improve Your Business Book (or ANY book)

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By BookBaby author Ginny Carter

There are simple techniques you can use to improve your business book that have nothing to do with magic, intrigue, or being the next Malcolm Gladwell. Use these tricks to motivate, engross, and inspire your readers.

You know that magical feeling you get when you’re reading a book you can’t put down? The words draw you in and you’re lost in the pages.

As you settle down to write your own book, you want your readers to have that same sensation, right? Excited, absorbed, and so engaged they’ll recommend your book to everyone they meet.

But here’s the problem – you’re a business person, not an author. You can churn out blog posts when you need to, but crafting a whole book so it flows like a dream and persuades your rea…

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How to Post on Facebook using your Page Persona – how to post as a page (Video)

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Welcome back to Bakerview Consulting

Today’s topic is the combination of several questions that I’ve received over the past few weeks. One Facebook rule that authors are constantly trying to live with is the rule requiring your personal profile to be in your real name – not a pen name.

Facebook has a mechanism to allow people to not use their real name – it’s intent it to a…

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Your Magic Bakery Of Intellectual Property Rights With Dean Wesley Smith

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As an author, you create a piece of art. But you also create an intellectual property asset that you can license in multiple ways to provide you with a long-term income. In today’s show, I discuss the concept of the magic bakery with Dean Wesley Smith.

dean Wesley Smith magic bakeryIn the intro, I discuss how the traditional publishing industry is increasingly split between high earners and debuts, and then a mid-list who are struggling and what this means for how intellectual property rights can help provide new income streams.

In global news, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito has become the most-stream…

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Weekly Round-Up: Writing, Weeds, and Women’s Fiction

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Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 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.

wr_iconWeeds and Other Living Things

It can take a long time to write and publish a book—which is Why You Should Have the Tenacity of a Weed as a Writer. Read on to learn about one author’s long road to publication.

Find out How to Plan Out Your Yearly Goals as a Writer and get a free downloadable workshee…

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How To Get Book Reviews As An Unknown Author

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A few months ago, I started a new pen-name and have kept it secret in order to avoid ‘pollution’ of the also-boughts. But it has been SO hard because I have basically started from scratch – with no email list, no street team, no reviews, no platform, no social media. 

bookreviewsThe pen-name is slowly gathering steam, but it reminds me how hard it is starting out and getting those first reviews can be one of the hardest things. 

In today’s article, Jason B. Ladd, author of Book Review Banzai gives some tips on getting reviews as an unknown author. 

As an unknown author, getting Amazon reviews for your boo…

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