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Going Mobile – Why Not?

by Michael Joshua Whether we are published or not, we love our blogs. There’s just something exciting about putting our thoughts out there for the world to read. Many of us choose from the available free services – blogger, wordpress.com … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Marketing your Book without Breaking into Hives

by Cara C. Putman This spring has been a whirlwind of book marketing. With novellas in January and May and a trade in April, it’s taken a lot of time. A friend recently called me a networking superstar, and I … Continue reading

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Who is my Reader?

Let’s untangle the web surrounding the question, “Who is my Most Likely Reader?” Think of your story. Who are the central characters and what are their ages? What is the theme of your story? To clarify, let me use my … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for New Authors

by Suzanne Woods Fisher So…you’ve got a book contract. Congratulations! But now it’s time to sell your book. Your publisher has a marketing plan, but the focus is on retail outlets. You want to try to help your book gain … Continue reading

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Backlinks and Blogs

As a freelancer who provides SEO work for websites and blogs, I am woefully aware that many ACFW writers treat links in blog comments as spam. Knowing how the search engines index these comments, I spend much of my time … Continue reading

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Privacy and the Digital Age

by Cheryl Wyatt Since authors have been ushered into the digital age in terms of marketing expectations, I sought advice from Frank Ahearn, renowned skip tracer, privacy expert and author of How to Disappear, a book popular among novelists. Cheryl: … Continue reading

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My First Booksigning Tour

by Rose Allen McCauley As I began this piece about the Georgia trip my husband I made Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2011, I was reminded of how well our trip turned out, in spite of the many changes along the way. … Continue reading

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A Different Approach

by Dani Pettrey “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 God’s Word is replete with wisdom and this verse is no exception. … Continue reading

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Marketing and Promotion: Got Moxie?

by Janice Hanna Thompson Got Moxie? Remember the story of the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz? He couldn’t summon up the courage to be the very thing he’d been called to be: the King of the Forest. Fear … Continue reading

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Don’t Imitate Others — Follow God’s Directions

By Lena Nelson Dooley In 2005, so many people were starting blogs. I had no idea what a blog was, and I didn’t know if I was supposed to do one. I asked some other writers I was connected with … Continue reading

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HUMILITY OR APATHY–The aversion to marketing.

ACFW Blog posting by Christine Lindsay author of SHADOWED IN SILK, winner of the 2009 Genesis for Historical. All of us in ACFW know the writing of Christian fiction is a ministry. And if we’ve been at it for a … Continue reading

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Librarians–Authors’ Best Friends

By Mary Ellis Often writers are curious to learn which marketing and publicity ideas work for other writers and which do not. I, too, am curious about the very same thing. We blog and interview on various blog-sites; we e-mail … Continue reading

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