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Muscle Memory

You know the cliche ‘it’s like riding a bike’? I deeply dislike this phrase because more often than not the first time you get back on said bike after time off, at best you are a wobbly mess and at

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The First Annual State of Author Discovery Address – The Readers Have Spoken!

My fellow authors… Like many of you, I’ve been reading all the publishing insider’s 2015 industry predictions. The outlook appears quite dire and challenging, especially if you believe Mark Coker. I usually side with J.A. Konrath in these matters, but he has

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Give the Gift of Book Discovery this Holiday Season

I recently happened upon an interesting survey of nearly 3,000 readers conducted by author Marie Force from June 1 – June 30, 2013. Here were some of the more interesting (and valuable) findings: Readers prefer e-books to paperbacks (77 to

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Brand Building: An Author Discovery Must – Part II: A conversation with Author Renita Bryant

A fundamental component of an author brand is putting out quality product time and time again and that means remaining dedicated to the craft of writing. While this blog and site does not specifically deal with becoming a better writer,

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Brand Building: An Author Discovery Must – Part I: A conversation with Author Matthew Wayne Selznick

Brand building is one of the fundamentals of author discovery and marketing in general. A lot of book marketing experts talk about the concept of platform building but few zero in on the bulls-eye at the center of your author

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5 Things Every Author Needs to Do to Improve Discoverability on Goodreads

I came across an article from HuffPo this week on How to Become a Goodreads Power User (and why you’d want to). Blogs like this are the exact reason why I created AuthorDiscovery.com. The article contains some helpful information but

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10 Ways to Boost Author Discovery After Winning a Book Award

Winning is great isn’t it? Especially when what you’ve won is an award for your creativity in producing a literary work. My novel recently won a 10th literary award since its publication in December 2011, and after the initial euphoria

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12 Author Profile Sites to Boost Your Discoverability

Last night I was reading a report by Digital Book World called What Authors Want: A Survey of Authors to Understand Their Priorities in the Self-Publishing Era – in which they surveyed nearly 5,000 authors-aspiring, self-published, traditionally published and those

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What the Turkish #OccupyGezi protests have taught me about Author Discovery

I moved to Istanbul, Turkey back in December 2012 for a job (and to research my upcoming novel). As I’ve been chronicling this new adventure for my blog: An American Author in Istanbul, I realized the importance of authors using

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KDP Select Still Works in 2013 (or how my novel was downloaded 17,000 times in 3 days)

One of my pet-peeves is the so-called marketing expert who has no proof to show for all their wisdom, knowledge, and so-called advice. With that in mind, I felt it is only right to let you know how my latest

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