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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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Book Awards to Watch in 2023 and Beyond

There are many fantastic options for authors, publishers, and publicists when it comes to entering a book to be considered for an award. As the creators of The BookFest and The BookFest Awards, we get a lot of questions about entering them, best practices, how to find them, and suggestions on how to enter them. 

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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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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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