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8 Proven Steps to a Successful Book Launch

By C.S. Lakin

If you thought writing “The End” meant you were done with your book, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s only the beginning. You might spend months, even years, building a beautiful fishing boat, but if you leave it docked once you’ve finished, how will you catch any fish? The fish are out at sea, […]

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23 Top Writing Podcasts That Help You Improve Your Craft

23 Top Writing Podcasts That Help You Improve Your Craft

By C.S. Lakin

Writers have so many online resources these days to help them hone their writing skills, but there are never enough hours in the day to take advantage of them. And when it comes to podcasts, you would need a thousand lifetimes to listen to all the great content that will help you on your writing […]

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How to Become a Writer

How to Become a Writer: Going From Hobby to Career

By C.S. Lakin

How do you become a writer? After thirty years of writing and publishing dozens of books, and sharing more than one million words of instruction via blogging, here’s my easy answer: Practice. Practice writing. It’s really that simple. If you wanted to be a gardener, would you just sit at your kitchen table flipping pages […]

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Book marketing plan

4 Proven Steps to Creating a Rock-Solid Book Marketing Plan

By C.S. Lakin

I know. You cringed when you clicked on this post. I hear you saying it. You hate marketing. Even if you’ve never done it. However, you can’t expect to see any success with your books if you fail to market them. You know you have to do it. Kinda like having to go to the […]

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How to Publish a Book on Amazon

How to Publish a Book on Amazon

By C.S. Lakin

Congratulations! You’ve finished your book, and you’re ready to upload it to Amazon! But, wait … What exactly do you need to do? And how complicated is it? Is there a strategy that will help you do this the “right” way? The thought of launching your one little book into a roiling sea of millions […]

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How to Get Book Reviews on Amazon

How to Get Free and Honest Book Reviews on Amazon

By C.S. Lakin

Imagine seeing an ad pop up on Facebook advertising your recently published book—an ad you didn’t pay for. Imagine seeing your book appearing first in a line of recommended books on the product pages of similar books, and you didn’t pay for a sponsored ad. Imagine hearing from readers that they learned about your book […]

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Book Title ideas

Book Title Ideas: How to Create a Title That Sells

By C.S. Lakin

Struggling with coming up with the perfect title for your book? You’re not alone. In few words, you have to catch the interest of potential readers and, hopefully, get them excited to read your book. Why does a great book title matter? Because not only will it give readers a quick impression of what your […]

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