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10 Terrific Tips for Your Author Blog

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Your author blog is one of the most important marketing tools in your arsenal. It allows you to connect with readers, establish credibility, and build trust in your author brand (which is you!). Posting frequently and consistently on your blog also helps you develop a writing routine. Keep reading for 10 terrific tips for your author blog. 1. Determine your why As an author, you have time to write only a certain number of words each day. Consider why you’re blogging and what your end goal is. Blogging can be a great way to connect to your...

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20 Amazing Mockup Templates For Your Historical Romance Book

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Mockups, meaning an image that is already composited into a scene with room for the object you want to add, are huge timesavers. At Book Brush, we call these various tools Instant Mockups and Community Templates. I thought it would be fun for you to see just how I selected what I did from over the 1163 (and growing) Instant Mockups in a wide variety of genres, tones and concepts. Today I’m going to show you Historical Romance and how you can go outside what you might think is a trope design for this genre. The basics of using an Instant...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing for an Anthology

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Have you ever had your work published as part of an anthology? Many writers strive to participate in anthologies because they’re a great way to connect with other authors in your genre and, even more importantly, find new readers. When authors participate in an anthology, they pool resources and share promotion duties, which means finding a wider audience. Having your work exposed to more readers can result in more sales. Interested in learning more but don’t know how to get started? Read on for my do’s and don’ts for anthologies! Finding An...

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7 Audiobook Cover Design Examples & Tips To Create Them

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Audiobooks are hot. There is no denying that. If you’re going to produce one you’ll need a cover. Book Brush makes that easy. There are several ways to approach this. You have the finished cover from your cover artist you’ll bring into Images You’ve created the cover in Book Brush and kept a copy in My Projects😊 You have all the elements from whomever/wherever you created it already brought in and saved in Images I’m here to offer some tips and suggestions using these three scenarios. Since we’re creating a cover, open Cover Creator....

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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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