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Publishing Decisions and Changing Times

By Robin Johns Grant I just ran across a Publishers Weekly article titled, “Is Amazon Really the Devil?” I had to laugh. When I talk to writer friends these days and the subject of Amazon comes up, either we speak … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: December 2014

December 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: Murder Tightly Knit (An Amish Village Mystery) by Vannetta Chapman — As fall blankets the Pumpkinvine Trail with colorful … Continue reading

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Reading Outside Your Genre

By Lisa Jordan Recently I had a conversation with my sister, who is a language arts teacher at our local middle school, about the importance of reading outside our favorite genres. She reads a lot of non-fiction, particularly biographies. I … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: November 2014

November 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: Snow Globe (Amish of Jamesport) by Laura V. Hilton — Victor Petersheim has left the Amish and works on … Continue reading

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Take the NaNoWriMo Challenge!

By Susan May Warren Can you write a book in a month? YES! We had a conversation about this last Thursday during the MBT OPEN HOUSE webinar. Writing a book in a month is a great way to jumpstart a … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: October 2014

October 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: An Amish Second Christmas by Kathleen Fuller, Tricia Goyer, Ruth Reid and Beth Wiseman — “When Christmas Comes Again” … Continue reading

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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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