Beach Books, summer reads, black chateau, beach bound book bash

3rd Annual Beach-Bound Book Bash

  YOU’RE INVITED! to the 3rd Annual Beach-Bound Book Bash Saturday, May 12, 2018 at TeaPop 5050 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601 (on the patio) 4pm to 6pm a casual tea theme + author readings + stock up on summer books + free tea and snacks FREE to attend. Must RSVP, space limited. 3rd

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Be a Part of the International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness is March 20, 2018. The purpose of the Global holiday is to reclaim and spread happiness. The International Day of Happiness pledge is: “I will try to create more happiness in the world around me”. Take part in the movement and help create a happier world by focusing on relationships and

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Book Fest, Black Chateau, LA Times Book Fest

Maximize Visibility at Book Fairs and Conventions

Do you know how to work a book fair and get exposure for your book and your author profile? As an author, how do you take advantage of book fairs and conventions? Do you walk the show, meeting industry contacts? Do you sign your book and greet fans? Should you look for media opportunities? Do you need

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How to Launch a Successful Online Book Giveaway

The Key Steps to Launch a Successful Online Book Giveaway   Online giveaways are an extremely effective way to promote your book and gain brand awareness. They can be launched at a relatively low-cost and take minimal effort to manage if they are planned carefully. Here are some proven methods that will help you launch a

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What Do You Read to Lead?

What Do You Read to Lead? Desireé Duffy This article first appeared on Richard Branson recently released his book, Finding My Virginity, and encourages others to Read to Lead in his recent blog post. I think this is a great idea — we should all make our list of Read to Lead book recommendations. His pick,

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Book Awards to Enter in 2018

Why Book Awards Matter to Authors To enter your book, or not to enter your book? A lot of authors struggle with this question. There are so many awards out there, and submitting to every one is not practical. Likewise, authors often wonder if it is worth the time, energy, and even money, as many

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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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The Art and Commerce Conundrum: An Excerpt from WriterCon Magazine

Do you struggle with creating writing that fulfills your passion as opposed to that which fills your pocketbook? Are you in a conundrum about which path to follow? Or can you make these seemingly parallel roads converge?  With over two decades in marketing, branding, and PR, particularly focusing on writers who are both creative and

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Books That Make You Introduces Editorial Book Reviews

Books That Make You Introduces Editorial Book Reviews Authors and readers urged to brace themselves for lots of bookish fun with BTMY Book Reviews and Exclusive Promotional Opportunities. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA — Books That Make You (BTMY), the leading online platform for booklovers and authors, introduces editorial-style book reviews. With BTMY Book

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