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Profound and intelligently presented, it is hard to imagine anyone reading The Earth Experience and not approaching life with renewed vigour as Hunter presents a view that is both original and refreshingly devoid of trite and abstract complexity.
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.
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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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Beautifully written there is a rawness and vulnerability here that is likely to make readers cry over and over again, but it will also help them to confront their own losses and understand better how they can have a wholehearted and meaningful life after the loss of a loved one.
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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A riveting Victorian Romance, The Last Earl by Lara Blunte proves a literal tidal force in a genre which often suffers from a lack of originality. Beautifully written in prose that vividly capture Bluntes evocative setting, the mood is further augmented by a bewitchingly vibrant blend of emotion and subtle levity which provides timely relief from the mounting tension.
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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A high octane biomedical thriller where the pace rarely wanes, Bickerstaff returns with Deadly Secrets and it’s sure to be met with approval by his many followers. The first release in his new Gavin Shawlens series Bickerstaff knows how to build suspense and deliver a truly powerful narrative.