Marketing Your Romance Novel: Write a blurb that sells your book

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Five Ways to Write a Blurb that Sells Your Book  Before we dive in, consider these reasons why readers buy books: They’ve read other books by the same author and trust he/she will deliver another awesome story The cover caught their attention The blurb—or story description—compelled them to read more They read the first few pages (the “Look inside”) and … Read More

Marketing Your Romance Novel: Sex sells, but…

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Welcome, romance writers! My, how things can change in a year. As a community we have learned so much. Above all, we’ve learned to adapt. We watched #MeToo and #CockyGate blow up the internet. We rallied together and fought to defend our voices—and we won. Some of us survived scathing book reviews; the best of us learned not to react … Read More

What does a book editor do? Part 2

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What does a book editor do? Part 2 What kind of editing do I need? Every manuscript needs an evaluation before it’s published, whether that feedback comes from beta readers, a professional book editor, or both. The first comment you receive should not be in the form of an Amazon review for the world to see. Some level of editing … Read More

What does a book editor do? Part 1

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What does a book editor do? Part 1 Put simply, a book editor’s job is to critique, correct, and enhance an author’s manuscript. A good editor finds enjoyment in your genre and has experience in that genre. She loves a good story, appreciates the power of words, and has the skill and passion needed to propel you toward success. A … Read More

Never Lose Your Manuscript (Again)

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Never Lose Your Manuscript (Again) Disclaimer: This post includes lots of plugs for Morgan Systems (Jeremy’s IT company in Dallas). I don’t intend to “sell you” IT; this is not the forum for that and unless you live in the Dallas area, there’s little he can do for you anyway. The content and links are meant to help you make … Read More

A Few Practical Self-Editing Tips

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A Few Practical Self-Editing Tips Editors love it when their authors do at least a little self-editing before submitting a manuscript to them. Self-editing saves time and money, helps make you a better writer, and shows book editors that you value your work—which, in turn, makes them value your work. Successful authors, whether self-published or traditional, do not skip this … Read More