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1. Book Clubs

What about a book makes it a good candidate for book clubs?


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2. Libraries

Information about how libraries acquire and categorize their books.


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3. Submitting, Then Getting an Agent

If you choose to submit on your own before getting an agent, what do you need to consider?


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4. Facebook

Does being on Facebook help you sell books?  

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5. Weak Words

Avoid these five weak words to make your writing stronger.


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6. Query Letters

There are five basic parts to a successful query letter.


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7. Novel to Movie

Don't get your hopes up--chances are there won't be a movie made out of your novel.


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8. Picture Books Publishers Don't Want

There are several types of picture books that, for the most part, will not interest editors.


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9. Story Holes

Find holes in your story by using a novel journal.


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10. Preparing for Writers' Conferences

Get the most out of your conference experience by doing a bit of work ahead of time.


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11. Author Platform

What is (and isn't) an author platform and do you need one?


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12. Your Copy Edit

Just when you thought your book was finished and ready to go, you get notes back from your copy editor.  


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13. Query Fail

Don't use these phrases in your query.


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14. Simple Writing Tips

Following these few tips will improve your writing greatly.


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15. Sequels

There's more to writing a sequel than just continuing the story.


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16. Children's Book Publishers

Here's an extensive list of children's book publishers with links to their websites.


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17. Powerful Openings

One amazing first sentence can be enough to hook your reader.


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18. Boring Words

Why use boring words when you can make your writing sparkle by using these alternatives.


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19. Book Sales

There could be many reasons why your book isn't selling as well as you expected it to.


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20. Finding an Agent

The first step in finding an agent is to decide what you want in an agent.


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21. Book Terms

Here's your chance to find out what all the different parts of a physical book are called.


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22. Very Young Audiences

Here are some tips to keep your littlest audience members engaged at an event.


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23. Library Books

Reasons why it helps your sales to have patrons check your book out of the library.


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24. Pitch Your Novel

Here are several tips to make your pitch the best it can be.


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25. Continuing On After Rejection

It helps to hear about how there can be success after multiple rejections.  

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