Amy Collins and New Shelves happily offers authors and publishers advice and answers to their questions each week on Fridays. At 10 AM Eastern each Friday, Amy answers the questions she has received during the week and answer any questions asked during the hour-long session.
Recharge Social Media
Selling your book to others begins with authoritative personal branding. Recharge is going to show you how to connect with potential buyers and fans who can’t wait to read your book and follow your journey along the way using the most effective strategies on Facebook, Instagram, and your personal website.
Kobo Writing Life
Discover Kobo Writing Life and publish your book internationally in four easy steps! This self-publishing platform with no aggregator fees provides fantastic opportunities and tools so you can launch successfully.
The Creative Penn
Joanna Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn and also writes non-fiction for authors. She’s also a podcaster and an award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer’s Digest.
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The Clarity Video Academy converts the strategies we teach to today’s top business leaders, celebrities and pro athletes into a treasure trove of one-minute video lessons hosted by Clarity’s Founder & CEO, Bill McGowan. Each course also offers robust resource materials that support and illustrate the video learnings that enrolled members can access on both desktop and mobile.
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Learn How To Tell Better Stories
The goal of Fictionary is to help writers tell better stories. We’re thrilled to offer a 1-month free trial plus 20% off the next 3 months of Fictionary or 20% off an annual subscription. That’s Fictionary for just $16 US / month or $160 US / year. In addition, you’ll get our eBook Story Editing Using 15 Key Elements of Fiction to Tell Better Stories for free. And there’s more! When you sign up for the free trial, you’ll receive our 13-week story editing course delivered right to you inbox.
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She Writes is the largest online community and content site for women writers at every stage of their writing lives, working in every genre and representing every generation – all around the world.
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World Children’s Project
Imagine a world where underprivileged children are not only educated, but taught to be transformative leaders who possess a high level of cultural, social, and environmental consciousness. By identifying multilingual, experiential educational endeavors around the world that embrace socioeconomic and cultural diversity as well as environmental awareness, World Children’s Project is equipping the 21st century with the creative, critical thinking, responsible, and active global stewards that are needed to drive the thoughtful and sustainable development of our world.
Help For Authors Who Want to Self-Publish
Where you’ll learn how to become a sucessful independent author who is free to self-publish or find an agent and a traditional publishing deal. Learn how to build your platform, do business as a publisher, prepare your manuscript professionally, plus format, distribute, sell, and market your books.
Author Self-Publishing Advice
The Alliance of Independent Authors – Gain access to a wealth of information. Learn about author self-publishing as a member. Get other career-enhancing tips. You can access online forums, seminars, and special events. Plus, you can delve into the blog and advice center for indie authors.
Book Marketing Videos
Circle of Seven Productions – Focuses on producing your book trailer for multimedia and online marketing. As a FirstEditing author, you benefit from their proven video distribution strategies. Your book is networked to over 350 online distribution portals. Choose from a range of video production packages.
Book publicity and author promotion begins anywhere from 6 months before publication to a year or more after the launch. Smith Publicity offers a variety of promotional campaigns and services to meet your budget. Explore a range of personalized services and create a unique book marketing campaign.
Book Sales Training
Take your self-published book to the next level with New Shelves. Amy is an established book sales training expert. Discover the best and most suitable options to gain publicity for your book. Clients of First Editing receive a deep 20% discount on services at New Shelves.
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Bound Book Scanning expertly scan manuscripts and books. Moreover, they convert hard books into electronic word documents via OCR technology. They convert the text to a document such as Microsoft Word. It is simply magical! Subsequently, you can submit your manuscript for editing. As a result, you can then publish in all book and eBook formats!
Book Writing Software
MasterWriter is the most powerful suite of writing tools in one program. This premier book writing software is built specifically for authors. You have word families, phrases, synonyms, figures of speech, rhymes, pop culture, a searchable Bible, and the dictionary. Why struggle to find the right word when you can have all the possibilities in an instant?
How to Self-Publish
Learn how to self-publish from successful bestselling author Joanna Penn! She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author. Plus, she has written 20 books and sold over 450,000 books in 74 countries and five languages. In fact, Ms. Penn also has numerous books and writing courses for fellow writers. Check out The Creative Penn!
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Learn how to write faster during this free 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. Discover what works best for YOU. Download the Writing Week journal, calendar, affirmations, productivity software and more! Overcome the barriers keeping you from making progress in your writing.
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