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Writing A Novel Series

by Gail Gaymer Martin I’ve enjoyed writing novels in a series, because the advantage is: 1) each story creates fodder to build the next novel and 2) editors like to contract a series because they interest readers. A series demands … Continue reading

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What Makes us Fall in Love with a Book?

By Judy Christie From the time I stepped into the visiting bookmobile in the second grade, I’ve been in love with choosing books to read. The first place I drove when I got my drivers license as a teenager was … Continue reading

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GoodReads: An Author’s Friend, or Foe?

by Maureen Lang GoodReads was designed as a place where readers rule! Instead of trusting bestseller lists, readers can go to GoodReads to connect with other book lovers to share their favorites. In little more than a half-dozen years, the … Continue reading

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The Goodreads Reading Challenge

by Robin Lee Hatcher Unlike many of my friends, I am not a fast reader. I like to linger over sentences. I don’t like to rush through a book. Back before I was a writer, it was not unheard of … Continue reading

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New Releases: September 2013

September 2013 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Plantation Christmas Weddings by Lorraine Beatty, Sylvia Barnes, Cynthia Leavelle, and Virginia Vaughan — Will a reserved widow, a … Continue reading

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New Releases: August 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Bride Wanted by Renee Andrews Troy Lee has been writing letters to his future bride since he was a boy. Still, she’s never … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lights, Cowboy, Action

by Kim Vandel In her debut novel Lights, Cowboy, Action, Lesley Ann McDaniel takes us behind the scenes of North to Montana, an epic western sure to be a box office hit. Well, it will be if Courtney can keep … Continue reading

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New Releases: June 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Romance Releases: A Bride for All Seasons by Robin Lee Hatcher, Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, and Mary Connealy — 1800s mail-order bride catalogs facilitated many … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: May 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus — An American woman is sent to England to marry wealth, but finds herself torn between the poor man … Continue reading

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Engaging Events

by Suzanne Kuhn Every time you you have an event, whether it is a book signing, a meet and greet, a launch party, or speaking with a book club, you are representing yourself as the flagship of your brand. How … Continue reading

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Managing Bookstore Signings

by Jordyn Redwood As many as there are books, there are just as many opinions as to whether or not authors should do bookstore signings. This was one of the things I was relatively surprised to learn on my publishing … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: April 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Diamond in the Rough by Jennifer AlLee and Lisa Karon Richardson — Grant Diamond is a professional gambler on the run from his past. When … Continue reading

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How Should an Author Engage with Bookstores?

by Suzanne Kuhn (SuzyQ) I write a bi-monthly column entitled Engage+Relate for CBA’s magazine Retailers+Resources. I encourage bookstores to connect with both their customers and their local communities. Likewise, authors need to engage and relate with bookstores. Browsing in a … Continue reading

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New Releases: March 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Catching Her Heart by Carolyne Aarsen — When they fell in love that summer, Jess Schroder never knew the secret Naomi Deacon carried away with … Continue reading

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Cover Matters

by Robin Lee Hatcher It’s a bold new world for writers. No doubt about that. Not all that long ago, there was a traditional path to publishing that the vast majority of novelists followed. The digital age has changed things … Continue reading

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