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How Can you Make a Bad Book Review Work in your Favor?

How Can You Make a Bad Book Review Work in Your Favor? Another morning has broken and you awaken to a shining sun and chirping birds.  You feel full of energy and ready to tackle anything the world happens to throw in your way.  Nothing can stop you!  In fact, it was not too long ago that you traded everything and set out on your journey to fulfill your dream of becoming an author.  You were relentless with your writing and published a pure work of art.  With all of this in the back of your mind you hop...

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How Can Indie Authors Get Book Reviews?

How Can Indie Authors Get Book Reviews?   Book reviews are essential for Indie authors.  Not only are they a key component of a sound marketing plan, but they also provide a source for potential readers to find out if a particular book is unique and worth buying. The simple reality is that the self-publishing industry has become exceptionally popular.  There are brand new Indie authors entering the market with each passing day.  This fact has positive and negative consequences for Indie authors and their readers alike.  The influx of new material means the selection is greater than ever. ...

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Why Should I Market my Book? A Book Marketing Guide for Indie Authors

Why Should I Market my Book? A Book Marketing Guide for Indie Authors   You have just completed writing a virtual masterpiece!  The words flow beautifully and seamlessly throughout the story.  The setting description is truly magnificent and your characters are developed so well that they actually feel as if they are part of the family!  There is no doubt about it…you have a winner on your hands!  Or do you?  The cruel truth is that writing that wonderful story is only part of what an indie author must do.  To be successful and self-sufficient in this industry, they...

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How Can Book Bloggers Help Indie Authors?

 How Can Book Bloggers Help Indie Authors? There can be very little doubt that writing a novel and having it published are very difficult things to accomplish.  This takes skill, determination, hard work, and some good old-fashioned luck!  Also, traditional publishers are very particular about the work they accept and it is notoriously difficult to land a deal with an established book publisher.  In response to these factors, many writers have turned to the world of independent publishing.  If others are not willing to take a chance on their novel…then they will publish it themselves!  Enter the realm of...

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What Do Book Bloggers Actually Do?

What Do Book Bloggers Actually Do? What do book bloggers actually do?  Let me count the ways a book blogger can contribute to this growing industry!  Book reviews are almost the lifeblood of book marketing as they offer social proof that a book is worthy of reading and engaging with. They also have a huge influence on the book-selling website algorithms. Book bloggers come in by offering their blogging platform to authors looking for a review of their work. Role of a Book Blogger Book bloggers produce an extensive amount of book-related content ranging from reading challenges, blog tours,...

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Books Reviewed This Year

I have reviewed 80 books so far this year.

53% – 80 out of 150 books reviewed

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Akea - The Power of Destiny
it was amazing
Have you ever considered what it actually means to be "different"?  To step outside the norms of society and truly be yourself, despite the sideways glances, outright disapproval and criticism which may inevitably follow.  To be true to …
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Wham!
it was amazing
"First they came for the communists,

And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

And I did not…

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Doctor Hydenberg
really liked it
To come to the end of one’s life and be full of regret is a terrible thing for anyone to experience.  The whole idea of living with no excuses and loving with zero regrets, right out the window.  A life full of missed opportunities and w…
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The Haunting of Hope House
it was ok
Have you ever faced something in your personal life which was so overwhelming that you just needed to escape?  Running as far away from such troubles as possible in hopes of ultimately finding greener pastures in life.  Unfortunately, pe…

A Fine Death
it was amazing
Have you ever felt as if your entire life was spinning out of control?  Where absolutely nothing was going right and everything you touched turned to stone?  A gloomy cloud overhead which virtually follows your every move.  All of your r…
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Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life... and Death
it was amazing
What do you get when you mix vampires, a hitman, a grief stricken mother recently released from a mental institution who is bent on revenge- and a plump little angel with the appearance of a pigeon?  You get one fantastic story…that’s …
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Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story
it was amazing

If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived?  Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself?  What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
really liked it
There can be little doubt that childhood is an exciting and wonderful time.  It is filled with a variety of fresh and new experiences which are approached with a childlike innocence.  Be that as it may, such youthful exuberance can be qu…
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Virus
really liked it
Have you ever considered what could possibly be strong enough to destroy human civilization as we know it?  Perhaps nuclear war?  Famine? Disease and pestilence?  The possibilities are many, and not very pleasant to ponder.  When thinkin…
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The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
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What would it take to bring a vibrant and bustling Metropolis to its very knees?  The simple answer to this question is…not very much!  Any type of civilization takes a great deal of time and industry to create, but precious little effor…
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