4 ways to do a book trailer and a comprehensive review of each

By Emlyn Chand/ Book trailers – they’re a hot new trend that’s sweeping the publishing industry. Only time will tell if this latest promotional device is a seasonal flavor

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10 ways to write a book review and what to do when the book sucks

By Emlyn Chand/ Book reviews. They’re where I found my start as a writer. They’re where many of us find our starts as bloggers. They’re a great way to spread

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5 simple ways to make your blog more visually appealing to readers

By Emlyn Chand/ Each time a blogger applies to become a Novel Publicity blog tour host, I break out my handy evaluation worksheet and go to work assessing this new blog.

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What’s the deal with LinkedIn? Where did it come from, and how can I get started?

By Pastor Bobby/ Unless you have a ton of money to spend on a PR firm or marketing group, you must become a proactive self marketer. This is no easy

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A dozen a day: Social media exercises for writers

This is a guest post by Susan Landis-Steward/ *Please note that Novel Publicity had no idea we'd be included on this list, but we sure are happy to be

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Take the dive into social media marketing, but first be sure to build a solid platform

This is a guest post by Steve Umstead/ *Please note that Emlyn wrote a similar (although far less extensive) post here./ Fellow authors, I’m going to take this time and

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Which is better WordPress or Tumblr? See how they stack up here

By Emily Rae Robles/ In the world of blogging, many different types of hosts have sprung up, each claiming a different sort of advantage, with which users will be blessed

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Top 10 hashtags for writers on Twitter (plus a translation guide)

By Rob W. Hart/ Twitter can seem intimidating, mostly because it has it’s own language. But learning the difference between #WW and a WIP will help you make connections and

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10 Twitter no-nos: Don’t scare away your potential agent, publisher, or reader

By Rob W. Hart/ There’s this saying, that you shouldn’t post anything on a social networking site that you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. I'm going to take it

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The 5 best Twitter unfollow apps and why you need to use them

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/ On Quick Tips Fridays, you’ll find short and sweet articles with advice about social media, blogging, and sometimes even

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