What do Reviewers Want?

How it’s done ~ Approaching a reviewer… Hi, everyone. I’m  Julie Whiteley, a blogger, reader and reviewer. Jackie asked me to write a post for you concerning issues between authors and reviewers. And, especially to address what reviewers look for and to note some of the things we all need to work on. What makes a […]

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Top 5 Essentials for Your Books in 2015

Doing the right things for your books’ success 2014 turned out to be a watershed year. Amazon produced Kindle Unlimited which has lowered our per book borrow royalty by 25%.  New promotion sites raised their heads. Some are terrific, some not. Some deliver, some don’t.  Traditional publishers are now filling top slots in our favorite […]

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Five Steps to an ImPerfect Book Blurb

How to make certain your book blurb is the worst thing you have ever written. Subtitled: After all, the last thing you want your blurb to do is represent your best writing. Sub-subtitled: Jackie and Carolyn go searching Amazon… Compose run-on sentences Misspell words and use bad grammar Tell instead of show Confuse the reader […]

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Book Blurbs Revisited

So we had some fun with book blurbs last week. Just on the off chance you want to compose a blurb that coaxes a reader to buy your book, here are a few suggestions. 1) Always compose a book blurb in present tense. Here’s why: Present tense suggests immediacy: Something is happening right now. Don’t […]

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