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Try Booklaunch.io free for 2 months! Ben De Rienzo from Booklaunch.io is giving our audience two months free! That’s right! You get to try out the premium features. All you need is coupon code: BPW60 to receive 2 months free ($12 off for 2 months). Seriously, I said it on the Sunday show, the pages are incredibly easy to create using their tools. And, they’ve integrated WordPress, Sumo, Mailchimp, and more. That’s what you get to test! The integrations are all part of the premium features. Continue reading →

KMW Reviews: The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide

The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide: Every Indie Author’s Essential Directory-To Help You Prepare, Publish, and Promote Professional Looking Books           Format: Kindle Category: Directories; Publishing & Books Page count: 180 Publisher: Marin Bookworks (December 18, 2014) ASIN: B00QSKUS2Q Reviewed January 27, 2015 NOTE: I make it a point not to read what other reviewers write, until after I’ve finished my review, and published it. That being said, I agree with those who would have liked this to be more than lists; however, Continue reading →

KMW Reviews: Groundwork by debut author Paul McDunough

GROUNDWORK by Paul McDunough Genre: Mystery Page count: 255 Publisher: Lettermore Books; 1 edition (October 3, 2014) ASIN: B00O63SCXY Reviewed January 26, 2014         The first time I got my hands on a shovel I was looking for a body. This is a great hook! It appears at the beginning of chapter one. The book could have started here, but the author decided to write a prologue. The book begins with this: From my ninth-floor bedroom window, the street looked as far away Continue reading →

Because I Married a White Man

        By Kori D. Miller, Editor People like lists. I know I do. They’re scannable. They’re easy. So, here’s my list. My children can pass. I don’t have to worry that my son will be shot, by a police officer, at a playground. My children’s friends accept them as “one of them.” Teachers don’t assume that my children are troublemakers. Teachers don’t assume that my children aren’t intelligent. My children were never suspended from a pre-school for “bad” behavior. Store owners don’t Continue reading →

The End, Now What: A Self-Publishing Guide For NANOWRIMO Writers

 By Miral Sattar My Book Inspiration  At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is:   “I want to self-publish my book, where do I start?”   I’m usually invited to speak on panels because I run Bibliocrunch.com, a platform that connects authors with trusted, vetted professionals. We also have a VIP Service that guides authors through the process of self-publishing. So, I’m familiar with A LOT of the questions that first-time authors have.   Before, I answer the question Continue reading →

Series Writing: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 By AD Starrling My love affair with the written language started with the children’s series Babar the Elephant. The next books I fell in love with were Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven, among the many other gems she wrote, and the inimitable Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene. Why are series popular? Because readers love them. As a reader myself, I like nothing more than to revisit a much-loved “world” created by an author, where I can meet familiar protagonists and accompany them Continue reading →

Reimagining NaNoWriMo Yields Best Book

By Danielle Girard   This is my first NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’d heard the fanfare over the years, seen the occasional posts, but I’d never pulled the trigger myself. This year I did. I TOLD people I was writing a draft in November. In one month. I prepared for it. I set up a schedule of how many words it would take each day to accomplish 50,000 in a month. I accounted for disruptive occasions (like Thanksgiving) when I knew I was less Continue reading →

Writing Conflict That Grabs Your Reader

          by Mike Hartner There are three separate conflicts that I use in my books. Man vs. Man It’s a simple conflict, and it requires very little thought. Even though there is plenty of space used to write motives, and alibis, and method, it really only boils down to the character at each part of the conflict, and who is willing to hold the biggest weapon. In one of the greatest contemporary books I’ve ever read, Kane and Abel the conflict between the Continue reading →

Why You Need Blog Tour Stops

Marketing and promoting your work is a challenge, but it doesn’t need to be. All you need is a strong, positive team propelling you forward, and an attitude to match their effort.             Recently, a fellow podcaster asked me (and a few others) to help him launch his newly branded podcast. This got me thinking. Authors aren’t the only people who can benefit from a blog tour. Podcasters need them, too! If you’re an author, or a podcaster, and want Continue reading →

Kori Miller Writes (KMW) Announces Book Review Policy

Hello, All! Many authors search for reviewers only to discover that 1) the reviewer doesn’t review self-published/indie published/ and/or small press books, 2) no longer has time to review, 3) won’t review e-books, 4) the link to the reviewer’s site isn’t functional (They simply disappeared!), or 5) they have to pay for a review (for whatever reason the reviewer gives.) It’s downright discouraging, frustrating, and let’s be honest, annoying. The playing field isn’t level and that’s just the way it is — now. In an Continue reading →
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