Very occasionally you pick up a book and from the very first page you know you are reading something quite special.
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The Book Your Parents Would Never Let You Read!
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"The best book reviews are the ones that get into the mind of its author"
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There’s one truth we are loathed to admit. Book reviews no longer sell books like they used to! It‘s a bold statement that needs quantifying and of course there are exceptions, but in the main this post is aimed at the 95% of traditionally published and indie published authors who struggle to get more than a handful of reviews for their books.
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Unless you have been on a desert island for the last 10 years you can’t log on to Twitter or Facebook without finding an author tweeting about their latest book. Readers will often make purchasing decisions based upon the strength of a post and it’s rare for an author to make it into the spotlight on the strength of a book alone.
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Confident, with a bustling plot and a protagonist in Chip Palmer who is both original and appealing, this is a worthy follow-up to Chase’s excellent Body Of The Crime. Being an accomplished Criminologist, Chase has plenty of resources to draw on to masterfully control the flow of information whilst her ability to handle tension always makes for intelligent page-turners.
Literary prizes will stimulate sales, but first and foremost should reward great writing.
To simply ask authors if they favour paying for professional book reviews would add little value. We wanted to dig a little deeper and find a correlation between paid book reviews and increased book sales and with an author mailing list of over 25,000 we are reasonably well placed to ask the most pertinent questions.
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Success as an author means creating the right foundations for a book to go viral. Despite a plethora of ‘guru’s’ who are happy to help authors part with their money, going viral in the real context of the word should be an aspiration, never a given, but you can load the odds in your favour.
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There is an overwhelming tendency in indie publishing for authors to follow trends and no better example than in the building and growing of powerful mailing lists. However, a surprisingly low 43% of authors rate email marketing as a major contributor to overall book sells. We look at the reasons why and identify the mistakes that can lead to lost book sales.
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An intelligent, intrigue infused crime novel with a hint of the paranormal A u 7 9 is the third instalment in Dickason's explosive Tracker series. As always she brings a powerful sense of visual energy and imagination to her stories and A u 7 9 is no exception.
With far too many science fiction thrillers paying superficial homage to originality, it's rare to find a writer who manifests diversity in thought and execution, whilst avoiding the pitfalls of overt imitation. Bringing a unique and compelling voice to the genre, Leibowitz set himself apart with his debut novel Miracle Man and The Austin Paradox now kicks his series into overdrive.
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A tale told through the eyes of Sallee and the answers she solicits from Ethel, Morony delivers a masterful narrative that is beguiling, flawlessly executed and proves a fine example of New Historical Fiction. With a meticulous ear for dialogue, Morony’s diction is simply exquisite.
An intricate and captivating read throughout, Wild World proves an extraordinarily powerful debut from Rush and one in which he should be particularly proud. A novel that benefits from meticulous research, he instinctively understands the devices of suspense and tension and uses them to maximum effect as he brings his chosen period to life.
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Bringing a whole new perspective to the world’s foremost private research university Geeks and Greeks is the hilarious new graphic novel from Steve Altes & Andy Fish.
With broad appeal it's a must read for those who enjoy coming of age themed stories!
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With it's stunning handpainted cover, visually powerful, and poetically mesmerising, Myers elevates love and darkest desires to their proper place in the narratives we construct about why we love and yearn for the ones we do. Poems of lasting power, Evermore and Heathcliff's Soul, may well be the two most beautiful poems you will ever read. Share it with a lover, talk about it with a friend, and know you are never alone in the way you feel inside.
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