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Enter the Siren’s Song Fan Art and Cosplay Contest!

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JKS Celebrates 9 Books on the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards List

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When I proposed going on the world’s longest book tour to my publisher, they kindly…

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Saying “Everyone” Will Love Your Book is Actually Hurting Your Readership

There are three cringe-worthy statements when authors explain “who” will read their book: “My book…

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What (Not) To Wear for a TV Interview

Have you ever watched an interview on television and couldn’t help but feel that something…

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How Much Is Enough Book Publicity?

I’m asked all the time: How much should I publicize my book? How much should…

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3 Tips on creating a successful book event

It’s every author’s nightmare, and every bookseller’s and publicist’s too: The bookstore is brightly lit,…

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Top 10 Tips for New Authors

10 Things Every First-Time Self-Publishing Author Should Know I love late night talk shows. (I’m…

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Writer

Hmmmm…I could talk for days about this. But I’m gonna just stick with my top…