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How to Find an Audiobook Narrator

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In the last ten years the popularity and production of audiobooks has exploded. It’s become easy and affordable for authors to produce their novels into audiobooks, but where do you start the process? One of the most important steps in turning your story into an audiobook is choosing the right person to narrate it. There are thousands of audio narrators waiting and interested, but how can you find the best narrator for your book and how can Book Brush help you find that narrator? Start with knowing what you want in terms of performance from...

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6 Tips For Making Memes Fantastically Fast

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There are two amazing products in Book Brush that can help you design quickly, almost instantly 😊 Instant Mockups and Community Templates. These tools set Book Brush apart from other graphic programs clearly demonstrating Book Brush’s focus on author’s needs. I’m going to show you some fantastic tips to make these tools even more flexible for you. INSTANT MOCKUPS Instant Mockups are one of the flagship tools in Book Brush’s amazing arsenal, but did you know that are so many things you can add to and create with using IMs as the core...

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5 Simple SEO Technique Tips for Authors

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SEO, and simple in the same sentence? Yep, promise. While you can find a gazillion studies to take you into the gritty depths of SEO, I’m giving you simple tips to help you up your visibility right off the bat with your blog, website, social media and even, maybe, your book’s blurb. Tip #1 ALT Descriptions For Images Any time you can, use the ALT description for your images to your advantage. ALT text is good for both accessibility (read by screen readers) and SEO because it gives semantic meaning to an image and is used by search engines to...

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5 Tips for Making Successful Children’s Book Ads

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Writing a children’s book is no easy task. Many people decide to write a children’s book thinking “Really, how hard could it be?” But, unlike writing a novel, children’s books require illustration and design choices that may be unfamiliar to those of us who write science fiction books (hint-hint) or other text-heavy stories. Plus, there comes the additional problem of advertising children’s books. Who do you advertise for? The parent or the kid, or both? When it comes to design, one has to think about these things and even more. That’s why,...

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How To Create An Effective Book Landing Page

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Building a very special readership Did you know one of the most effective ways to build a readership – one which grows with you and is loyal to your brand – is with an email newsletter? Receiving an email from a beloved author is a highlight for many readers. It gives them insight into your world and reminds them about your books in a personal way. Not sure how to design an amazing newsletter? 5 Tips for Designing Author Newsletters. How do you find readers who want to subscribe to your newsletter list? What would encourage a new-to-you...

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11 Book Promo Ideas Worth Exploring

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Are you a new author with your first book out? Or have you been publishing books for years? Either way, you need to know how to choose the best promotional ideas so you won’t waste time and money. So, how do you decide what promos are best for you? First, clarify where you are in your publishing journey, so your promotions fit your circumstances and your budget. For instance, are you launching your first novel or is it part of an ongoing series? Will a seven-week blog tour be more helpful than a five-day giveaway? Do you really need a...

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How To Make Your Author Newsletter A Priority In Your Sales Game

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And enjoy writing it. No way, I hate writing newsletters … I can hear you now. But read on and you’ll find out why I made that bold statement. YOU HAVE CONTROL This is the #1 reason to build a strong mailing list and keep those subscribers engaged. All the other social media outlets we use, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest are wonderful ways to get your books in front of people. But, and it’s a biggie, those anonymous behind-the-scenes people control who sees what. Not you. And worse, their algorithms change. Take Facebook for...

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How Book Brush Enables Introverted Authors To Create Marketing Materials

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Merriam-Webster defines an introvert as “a reserved or shy person who enjoys spending time alone.” Conversely, an extrovert is “gregarious and unreserved.” Let’s face it. The vast majority of authors are serious introverts. And quite frankly, we like it that way! Despite having spent most of my life working with and leading large groups of people, like most introverts, I prefer quiet time, smaller, intimate gatherings, and introspection. Extroverts, tend to derive energy from crowds, and thrive from lots of interaction. As an introvert, I’d...

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4 Easy Peasy Ways to Make Bookmarks for Readers

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People still love bookmarks. E-readers haven’t taken that opportunity away from us authors. We all still have books, novels, cookbooks, reference books, etc. and they still need marking. So why not make sure that when they open up that marked spot, they remember you! After deciding what you want to promote: yourself, a current book or series, or a freebie link and author page, we can dive into the creating part. 1.  USING COMMUNITY TEMPLATES Book Brush makes this easy-peasy with Community Templates. In the Custom Creator Tool, just click...

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8 Great Reasons to Join a Writing Group Online

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Online writing groups can offer all genres and levels of writers an opportunity to learn more about the writing craft and publishing industry. Similar to in-person writing groups, participants can ask questions, and receive constructive feedback on their latest writing project. Groups meets weekly or monthly depending on pre-established guidelines that help organize and keep things One of the purposes of online writing groups is to focus on topics imperative for success in the publishing industry. This is accomplished either through offering...

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