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Authors: Check Out These 21 Fan Fiction Sites

“Ever thought about writing fan fiction? Many authors started out writing on fanfic sites.” Amanda Hocking started out writing fan fiction and she was signed to a multimillion dollar book deal. Fifty Shades of Grey author E. L. James says “I started writing in January 2009 after I finished reading the Twilight saga, and I…

What Can Authors Learn From The #ALSIceBucketChallenge

By Scott Lorenz Westwind Communications   Participating in good deeds of charity can help promote your image, whether you are famous or not.  If you are an author challenge another author like Stephen King did and keep this thing going! The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” today’s social media explosion, has caused a dramatic change in…

Writers’ Conferences Put Authors on the Road to Success

Writers Love to Help Fellow Writers – What Better Way to Meet Them Than a Writer’s Conference? There are several good reasons why writers should invest the time and effort required to attend writers’ conferences. Attending a writers’ conference only takes a few hours or days at the most, a few bucks, and a little…

I Got Your Number! Using Numbers In a Book Title

  Using Numbers in Your Title Might Help Make Your Book More Memorable. On LinkedIn, J.D. Gershbein, a global speaker and social branding specialist, raised the question, “Does a numbered step approach to titling a book have a positive effect on sales?” This particular question and subsequent thread made me delve deeper into the use…

Book Fairs & Festivals for Authors Summer/Fall 2014

Book fairs and festivals offer authors an excellent place to interact with fellow authors and publishers, network with book industry leaders, locate the help you need, such as a publicist or book editor, and learn what’s new in the marketplace. Book fairs usually want speakers. By volunteering to speak, the author not only gains great…