Category: Authors and Books Blog

Lost? How To Know Which Way To Go With BOOK PUBLISHING?

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After finishing any book, the question sometimes still remains – what on earth do I do next, self-publish, pitch to a publishing company, or just let it sit in my drawer and collect dust? The truth is, the answer on what to do next with a manuscript is all based on the individual. Some authors […]

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Speak To A Crowd Fearlessly By Being Prepared

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Authors, although we are fearless when it comes to the written word, some of us may clam up when it comes to speaking before a crowd of people.  Conferences, book festivals, schools, churches and more may be events that may provide opportunity for you to promote who you are and what you do as well […]

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Learn How to Become and Remain a FACEBOOK FIRST on the Facebook Timeline!

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Since Facebook has rolled out the new way for users to prioritize what and who they see first on their timelines, it will become crucial to many when marketing to be one of the first people or pages that people see when they sign in to view their Facebook timelines. Therefore, learn a couple of […]

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Facebook Firsts, A Brand New Way To Prioritize What & Who You See FIRST On Facebook

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Facebook has rolled out a brand new way to allow people to have control over what content they see, and the new way to view your timeline is who you want to see FIRST. That’s right! If you go into your Facebook SETTINGS(top right/upside down triangle symbol) and scroll down to News Feed Preferences, it […]

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Want To Begin Blogging And Succeed? Get 3 Beginner Blogging Tips Right Now!

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There are countless ways to market oneself online as an author, but one of the most desired forms of marketing for an author is starting and running their own blog.  It may seem easy at first, however, I have found that many people, or should I say authors, have many questions about forming it into […]

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Brand New Authors, Don’t Judge Your Book By Its Audience & Here’s Why

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One of the first things I want to relay in this post is that a great book is a great book and a bad one is simply horrible.  That being stated, authors both brand new and formed of antiquity, please don’t judge your book by its audience.  There are reasons why I need to say […]

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Learn How To Give Books Away For Free The Right Way

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There is a massive free books giveaway on every side, and unfortunately, most authors end up giving away free books with no real kick back.  It’s true.  It should be understood that free books should be given away with a plan, or goal, in mind, therefore, there should be a standard as to who and […]

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You’re Invited To 2015 SC Book Festival To Meet Akirim Press Authors!

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Akirim Press founders and authors Mirika Mayo Cornelius and Rod Cornelius invite everyone to the 2015 South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia, SC at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention center on May 16 and 17 to meet & greet for the biggest book event in the city. It’s been years since Mirika and Rod went on […]

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Find Out Three Ways To Meet Your Writing Goals Every Time

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As a writer, your desire is to create something great, something that will influence everyone.  However, one of the items distracting you from meeting your writing goals is time management.  Here are three sure fire ways to meet your writing goals every time, and come out on top when it comes to creating the project […]

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Are Book Reviews To Be Trusted?

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Books have been around for ages, and it’s only until the age of the internet that any and everyone can review a book in seconds, rating it either marvelous or the worst book in the land.  The question is, how often if ever should a review be trusted, or should the reader decide for him […]

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E-Book Or Paperback? What’s The BIG Difference?

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We now live in a generation of mover choices than we have ever had when it comes to technology and how we read.  In today’s time, books can be read on just about any device that has a screen and power which means that there is great competition for the paper or hardback book…or is […]

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Learn What Your Book’s EDIT Means For Your Book!

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Yestaday, I went to the store to by some bread, adn decided to pik up a book. This sentence is an example of one that has obviously missed the mark when it comes to the re-read, review and editing process. The truth is that every book has errors, whether the reader catches them or not. […]

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Book Sales Down? There May Be 3 Big Reasons Why!

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You’ve spent hours upon countless weeks writing what you consider the perfect book, and now that it’s released to the public, the book isn’t selling – at all. The absolute first question you ask yourself is why? Throughout the writing of your book, you possibly had a thorough outline, figured out the best possible route […]

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Three Creative Ways To Market Your New Book

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All authors know the basic forms of book promotion such as having items like business cards, postcards, social media, word of mouth and so forth. However, there are even more ways to get the word out about your new book creatively and with a whole world of fun! 1. Start a Boutique A fun, creative […]

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Why Confidence Is An Important Aspect Of Writing

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The speaker approaches the podium with microphone in hand.  His palms are sweaty, just like the pits of his arms, and the drench has already started to streak all over the back of his shirt.  The air conditioning is on full blast, however, his nerves are shot.  Although there are index cards in front of […]

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Authors, Prepare Book Promotions For The New Year!

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The new year is right around the corner, and you’ve worked hard writing and promoting, speaking and succeeding over the last year. However, you can’t dwell on what happened last year no matter how successful and fun it was meeting new people and releasing new books. The truth is, your future has to look bright, […]

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Beat Writer’s Block With Five Quick Tips & Get To Writing Again!

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It happens to every writer at least once, and the thing that’s being spoken of is writer’s block. An author or writer can be deep into a great story, but then suddenly it happens. What comes next? How do I get there? What in the world? Huh? Then comes the part where the author makes […]

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Learn the Importance of Planning An Author MEET & GREET

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Do you remember your very first favorite someone such as a celebrity? Whether that celebrity was in music, fashion or another form of the arts, it was that celebrity that you had come to know, love and adore via their projects, creations or talents. Because you were such a fan of this particular individual, you […]

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Talk, Tell, And Travel – 3 Of The Biggest Things That Market Your Book

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It’s one thing to have published a fabulous book, but what good is it when you have no one to share it with?  (Have you heard something similar to this saying before?) Well, it’s totally true.  You may be the one author that has the best book out this year, but without anyone having heard […]

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What’s To LOVE About Your Author Bio? Find Out Now!

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There comes a time in every author’s career where they have to write a bio, and if you’ve covered all bases, more than one bio.  Sure, we all know about ourselves, however, there are certain items that are highly important to include in an author biography for the public to see, read and become interested […]

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