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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5 Facebook Tips for Authors

On top of the recent data scandals scaring potential readers away from Facebook, your page numbers haven’t increased in months. It leaves many authors wondering: Is Facebook even worth it anymore? Are paid ads the only way for exposure? Marketing your book on any social network can appear intimating, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Laurie’s Guide for Introverts

A Guide for Introverts to Get the Most out of Writers Conferences  A guest post by: Laurie Finkelstein Laurie Finkelstein is the author of the award-winning Next Therapist Please, a book that juxtaposes humor and romance with anxiety, depression and OCD. A member of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, she is among the panelists

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Optimizing Twitter for Authors

Last month we discussed the power of Instagram to reach your readers. But that isn’t the only successful platform. In fact, Twitter may be the dreamboat of social media for authors. And it isn’t hard to see why. Let’s look at a few things most writers love: Writing thoughtful or quirky sentences Collaboration with other

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Your List of Writers’ Conferences and Book Events in 2023

Are you looking for a list of writers’ conferences and book events for 2023 and beyond? Your friends at Black Château created this list to help authors, readers and publishing professionals plan their year. Event planning is a process, so don’t be surprised if some of the events don’t have all the programming or details

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Black Château Listed as Top Branding Agency by Design Rush

Black Château is listed as a the top branding agency by DesignRush. An online marketplace which is dedicated to helping businesses find and evaluate firms to hire for their online marketing and promotional needs, DesignRush is known as a name to trust. Every year DesignRush selects the top agencies to feature in its branding list

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Three, Two, One…BOOK LAUNCH!

A two-hour workshop to help authors plan their book’s launch. Authors often struggle with the nuances of planning a book launch. If you wonder what the best strategy is, you are not alone. Indie authors and those who are with traditional or hybrid publishers all have questions about best practices. It can be confusing and

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