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5 Simple Things to Keep in Mind when using Social Media

Audrey Press has been prevalent on social media for many years now and we have to admit that sometimes it’s a love/hate relationship!  But also know that, from a marketing and connection standpoint, it is an indispensable way to get books in front of readers. Marketing 101=promote where your ideal customer is hanging out. And …

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Making The Choice to Heal and An Excerpt from Thrive

We make choices that are correct for ourselves and what our bodies are needing, instead of trying out the latest fad, method, diet, etc. All of those things exist outside of us. Inside of us is where the jewels lie, the gold nuggets to our healing.~Valarie Budayr ​Thrive means to prosper, be fortunate or successful, …

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Hybrid Book Buying | The 10% Shift Challenge

Many years ago, there was a Buy Local initiative called 10% Shift Challenge: A Small Shift Can Make a Big Difference. The premise behind this campaign was to encourage people to shift 10% of their weekly buying AWAY from online sources and spend those dollars with local independently-owned businesses instead. Why? Because a 2003 study …

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Why its More Important Than Ever to #ReadYourWorld

Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. That was the Mission Statement of a fledgling non-profit over seven years ago. To date,  Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) has donated over 8000 diverse books for kids …

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Why you need Multiple Editors in your Book Editing Process

Editing your book as an indie author is NOT something you want your brother’s wife’s cousin’s uncle to do. How your book is editing reflects your credibility as an author and too many self-publishers cut corners on this process to save time and money. The result is less-than-perfect work, bad reviews, and reduced books sales. …

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Network=Net Worth | Offline Networking Tips for Authors

{guest post by author, Rebecca Flansburg} A handful of years ago I had the pleasure of listening to an awesome speaker and this particular speaker is someone who I would categorize as a Master Networker. She\’s a “go to person” for information, wisdom, and guidance and she\’s someone you definitely would want in your contacts …

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