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Book Types and Their Ideal Word Counts - A Brief Guide

Book Types and Their Ideal Word Counts - A Brief Guide

So how long should each book be? There is no industry standard for how long each type of book should be, but this is a brief guide on the ideal word counts you should aim for. CHILDREN’S BOOKS Children's books are dedicated to readers between the ages of 0 and 8. The aim is those who can't read at all or who are relatively new to reading. The average number of words in this type of book is from 300 to 1200. ADVENTURE Most of the time, your adventure novel concentrates on both the character’s physical journey as well the...

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Why Email Marketing is For Authors Like You

Why Email Marketing is For Authors Like You

If you are an author and are not doing email marketing, you are definitely missing out on many marketing opportunities for your books. Here are 3 reasons why email marketing is for authors like you.  You talk directly to your readers. With email marketing, you don't rely on algorithms to get your audience's attention. The emails you write will land directly in their inbox. Email marketing is less expensive. You can send thousands of emails without spending too much.  You write! If you are an author, your best way to sell yourself is to write. Yes, in email marketing, you...

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How to Handle Negative Reviews

How to Handle Negative Reviews

Nobody wants a negative review on their books but they are inevitable. We can't expect readers to not put up bad reviews but we can control how we react to them. Here are 3 simple ways you can handle these negative reviews.  Be Open About it Admit and accept that nobody is perfect. Anticipate that there may be negative reviews to come and take them as constructive criticism. Your book will not always get 100% good reviews and that's perfectly ok.  Keep it Professional There will be different kinds of reviews and as a publisher, only take action on reviews...

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Why Your Book Needs its Own Facebook Page

Why Your Book Needs its Own Facebook Page

Aside from having your own personal author page, another marketing technique is to have a dedicated Facebook Page for your book. Some of you may find it irrelevant or redundant, having two separate pages for promotion, but here are three reasons why your book should have its own Facebook Page. Fan Base Readers of your book will be glad to discuss it with others who read it as well. It would be a great avenue to give them a place where they can share their thoughts about the book and eventually encourage more readers.  Tagging Another way that your book...

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Debunking Self-Publishing Myths

Debunking Self-Publishing Myths

What's holding you back from finishing and self-publishing that book? Are you still unsure if self-publishing is for you? There might be some sort of fear in you that's keeping you from moving forward with this venture. Let me help you debunk some of the most common self-publishing myths.  Self-Publishing Is Expensive You will not be spending thousands of dollars on self-publishing. The secret is to find professional editors and cover designers that will provide quality work for affordable prices. There are many services available for you without breaking the bank. You Will Not Make Money in Self-Publishing Potential income...

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