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Are You Ready to Be Zoom-Sational?

How to Get Ready for Your Virtual Panel, Interview or Online Event The pandemic means that many of us are turning on our computer cameras to do online conferences, media interviews, and other online events using Zoom. The same goes for other platforms like StreamYard, Skype, or maybe even the old schoolers still on Google

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The Guide to TikTok for Authors—is this platform for you?

Okay, let’s have a brief chat about TikTok. TikTok is a social media platform for short-form video content. You load videos, preferably of dancing, and see what kind of fame you can achieve. Does the world need more dancing authors? Could be! Let’s explore TikTok for authors and see if this is right for you.

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4 Simple Ways to Make Money as a New Author

4 Simple Ways to Make Extra Money as a New Author By Phil Giangrande Becoming a full time author is no easy task.  Especially in the beginning, authors who are just starting out often find side hustles to add extra income. Many self-published authors, and even traditionally-published authors, have other sources of income. As of 2017, according

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Writing Your First Book? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Writing Your First Book?  Here’s What You Need to Know. By Phil Giangrade If you’ve already started writing your debut book, you’ve probably discovered just how challenging it is.  Oh you think it’s easy?  Then you’re doing it wrong.  I can’t tell you how many first time authors come to me and complain, “This is

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Grow Your Audience with These 8 Steps to Record Your Audio Book

Grow Your Audience with These 8 Steps to Record Your Audio Book By Phil Giangrande It’s time to record your audio book!  I’ve said that many times at speaking engagements and conferences only to be met by mostly blank stares.  Why?  Because authors love the written word and are therefore much more interested in seeing their

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Pitch Your Book In 30 Seconds Or Less

If this article caught your eye, more than likely you’re a self-published author.  Congratulations, you’ve accomplished something that many people dream of trying yet rarely do. Now, what’s next? You’ve spent months or maybe even years crafting your work and you want to get it out in the world, right? So how do you help

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Authors Sign Books at DPA Pre-Emmy Awards Gifting Suite

Black Château Authors Sign Books for Celebrities and Influencers at Exclusive DPA Pre-Emmy Event in Hollywood Authors Chester L. Richards and Mark J. Rose were on-hand to sign books during a two-day celebrity event prior to the Emmy Awards. The Pre-Emmy gifting event was presented by DPA, a firm headed by Nathalie Dubois, and held

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Identifying Your Genre

Break these Genre Rules at Your Own Risk How important is identifying your genre? Authors who are ambiguous in identifying their genre, or don’t do it correctly, can run into problems when pitching their manuscript to an agent or publisher. We’re here to nip that in the bud and keep you from breaking genre rules.

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Black Château in the Top 20 Digital Marketing Agencies in Los Angeles

Black Château is listed among the top 20 digital marketing agencies in Los Angeles: DesignRush Top 20 Digital Marketing Agencies for 2021. The list is curated by DesignRush, which is an online marketplace that helps people find and compare the most qualified professionals and agencies from marketing, branding, website design, and app development services. After

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