July 11, 2016

6 ways authors go wrong writing their memoirs

By BlueInk Review

You’ve lived an interesting and full life – and now you want to leave a legacy. It’s time to write your memoirs.

This is a laudable goal, and many, many authors have amazing stories to tell. But too often, they don’t deliver the sort of book readers at […]

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March 29, 2016

Promoting Your Mystery Book on Social Media: A Newbies’ Guide

by Graham Dickson

You did it, your book is finished!  It’s a moment worthy of celebration. But if you have dreams of finally setting your laptop aside for awhile, it’s time to think again: In today’s book world, the reality is that you’ll be busier than ever, looking for online ways to […]

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January 19, 2016

4 lessons indie authors can learn from Donald Trump

By BlueInk Review

Donald Trump might be the most polarizing figure in American politics since King George raised the price of tea. But there’s one thing we can all agree on:  The man knows how to get publicity. Boatloads of it.

Whatever you think about Trump and his ideas, there is much that self-publishers can […]

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January 5, 2016

4 ways indie authors go wrong designing book covers

By BlueInk Review

A book’s cover serves as its advertisement. It tells readers what to expect inside, and hopefully sells that content with visual sizzle. Think of it as a mini billboard: It’s purpose is to catch the reader’s eye and convey a message in the time it takes someone to speed on by.

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December 8, 2015

At Your Service: Promoting your book with Where Writers Win

By Irene Sanders

At Your Service is an ongoing blog series where we ask a self-publishing industry professional to describe the services they provide so that self-published authors may learn more about the opportunities and resources afforded them.

Retired professional pool player, publisher of Pool & Billards Magazine, and author of two successful pool […]

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November 17, 2015

5 ways to promote your book at a science fiction/fantasy convention

By Graham Dickson

I was thrilled to attend my first Mile Hi Con on behalf of BlueInk Review this October. I traveled the convention floor talking with guests and taking in all that one of Denver’s oldest fan conventions has to offer. And just as I suspected when I saw the life-sized Dr. Who prop […]

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August 7, 2015

4 ways indie authors go wrong writing a book description

By BlueInk Review Staff

Every book needs a description of its contents – that snappy teaser copy you traditionally see on the back cover. When done properly, it lures readers in, as well as signals what audience the book is targeting. And it’s invaluable on marketing materials, author websites and other promotional materials.

But […]

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July 17, 2015

4 ways indie authors go wrong writing a bio

By BlueInk Review Staff

Every book needs an author bio. It lets readers know who you are and why you are uniquely qualified to write the book at hand. Readers expect this at the back of your book. And booksellers and other industry professionals expect it on your press releases and other marketing materials.

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