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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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Should Authors Be On Instagram?

You may have read our post about why you need a professional photo. But have you considered that you can use photography to market your work? Instagram has 500 million daily users and the engagement rates on Instagram is 15x higher than Facebook. It has an edge on Twitter, too. With that many people, your

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Should Authors Turn Up Their Noses to Media Interviews?

Advice for Authors Who Want Positive Press By Desireé Duffy, Founder of Black Château As an author, one of your goals for a successful book promotion strategy is securing media interviews. Talking about your book’s message to your potential readers is a vital component of your PR and marketing mix. While every author hopes for high-profile

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Which Book Intrigues You?

Can You Resist These Books? Mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, adventure, empowerment: which type of book intrigues you the most? Read these tantalizing book excerpts and see if you simply must read more, or if you’re able to resist the allure. You be the judge, you might be surprised at which book piques your interest.   Baker’s Dozen: A Lexi Fagan Mystery

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Do the Side Hustle: What Are the Best Side Hustles for Writers?

How to Augment Your Income and Influence as a Writer In today’s gig economy, many writers want a side hustle to supplement their income. Or in some cases, it’s more about the value of networking and expanding one’s influence in the writing community. Either way, if you’re looking for ways to support your creative pursuits,

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Event Horizon: Mastering Author Events in a Digital Age

Workshop Presented for the Future of Publishing Online Conference As digital advancements in AI, robotics, and digital media saturate our lives, the natural human tendency will be to seek out and embrace humanity. As this happens, authors poised to present at events will have an advantage not only over technology, but authors who aren’t embracing

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Black Château Announces Strategic Alignment with the Kauai Writers Conference

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Kauai Writers Conference offers an exceptional experience with an array of authors and experts in November of 2024. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kauai, HI – Black Château, a leading marketing and public relations firm specializing in promoting authors and literary events, announces its alignment with the 2024 Kauai Writers Conference. Scheduled

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