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It Takes a Village to Promote a Book

By Carrie Fancett Pagels I’ve had the privilege of participating in a number of book promotion groups for other Christian writers over the years. I always enjoyed it. Well, there might have been one that was iffy, but… A group … Continue reading

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Is Your Local Bookstore Your Local Bookstore?

by Suzanne Kuhn “My dream is to have my book published, but never be found on a shelf in a bookstore,” said no author ever. Instead, it’s every author’s dream to discover their book on the shelves of bookstores far … Continue reading

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Benefits of Out Of Print Book Collections

By Gail Gaymer Martin Recently I had the opportunity to enjoy two of my OOP novellas being used in a published collection of stories with a similar theme. My novella, Apple of His Eye, was published in Barbour’s, The British … Continue reading

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New Releases: September 2014

August 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Action/Adventure: The Promise by Beth Wiseman — Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend, parents, or anyone else get … Continue reading

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Writing Effective Book Club Discussion Questions

By Sarah Sundin Book clubs. As readers, we delight in socializing with book-lovers. As writers, we delight in connecting with avid readers. Since I belonged to a book club long before I was published, I knew the importance of a … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2014

August 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Small-Town Billionaire by Renee Andrews — When trapped in a tiny North Alabama “Mayberry” town, billionaire Ryan Brooks wants … Continue reading

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Finding Your Book’s Perfect Fit

by Robin Johns Grant Whether you’re a published author or still on the road to publication, you’ve probably been asked to identify books that are similar to yours. Publishers want to know that you can identify your target audience. But … Continue reading

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Playing it Safe

Playing it Safe By Katherine Reay Working on my third manuscript seems to be an exercise in conquering fear. Someone told me that my second would be the most difficult, but now that it’s behind me – and it will … Continue reading

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Getting in Touch with Your Inner-Psychopath

by C. Kevin Thompson At the Academy of Achievement,1 Sue Grafton spoke to a group of college-age attendees, encouraging right-brainers in the crowd to consider a life in the Arts. As I listened to this presentation, I was struck by … Continue reading

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New Releases: July 2014

July 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical Fiction: In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar — Destitute, grief-stricken, and unwanted by the people of God, Ruth … Continue reading

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Dissecting The Old To Make It New

by Gail Gaymer Martin By the time novelists sell to a traditional publisher, they’ve donated a large amount of time honing their craft. Rejection points out a weak writing technique: pacing, dialogue, point of view or other flaws. Learning to … Continue reading

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So Many Books! How Do You Choose Your Summer Reads?

by Dana Mentink It summer! Best summer treat ever? Extra time to read, read, read! So many books, so little time. How in the world am I to winnow down the possibilities? I’ve got a few personal guidelines that help … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases – June 2014

June 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary: All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner — Ivy Darling can’t have children of her own, and her husband Nick’s … Continue reading

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New Releases: May 2014

May 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong — Sarah Cooley’s ex-fiancé wanted to change everything about her. She has … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: April 2014

April 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Plain Man by Mary Ellis — When a man returns to Amish ways after years apart, rigid district … Continue reading

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