When Creatives Need to Become Business People

Article first appeared on  We all heard that creative people use the right side of their brain, and analytical thinkers use the left. This theory is pseudoscience, by the way. There is no scientific backing for it, yet people allow themselves to be placed under a label. I say, break away from silly labels

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4 Tips for Getting Book Reviews

How to Get the Most Trusted Type of Promotion—the Elusive Book Review Do you know that most people say that an authentic product review is the most-trusted type of promotion? It influences their purchasing decision far more than paid advertising. Because reviews are from a third party and perceived as non-biased, people will read reviews

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Cozy Up With a Book from Our Fall Reading List

Time to trade in your swimsuit for warm mittens and grab these books for your fall reading list. Cuddle up next to a cozy fire with fuzzy slippers, hot apple cider, and your next novel.  Take a look at our fall reading list favorites, and find the perfect stories to read as the days grow shorter and the

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You Just Booked a Press Interview, Now What?

The Six Steps You Need to Take to Prepare for Your Media Interview As an author, one of the most exciting aspects of promoting your book is getting booked for a media interview. That interview might be for television, radio, a podcast, YouTube, a website, social media, a newspaper, a blog, or any combination. Once

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Fall into the Holidays with a Solid Book Marketing Plan

The 7 Must-Dos for Your Holiday Book Marketing Authors, get ready! The holiday gift-giving season is approaching fast. Do you have your book marketing plan in place? While you may be enjoying the final days of warm weather, don’t forget the importance of planning now for the holiday season. Whether you are launching your book

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These Books are Perfect for the Big Screen

Hollywood needs to take note, some of us don’t want to see another Spider Man reboot, these books are perfect for the big screen. Before screenwriters and producers get their hands on these stories, discover them for yourself. This list of books will ignite your imagination in ways a movie lacks. Take a break from

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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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