BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK MARKETING

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  Back-to-school is a great time to market books. If you write for adults, you may think this is not true. After all, many families are spending their money on school supplies and new clothes for the kids – right? Here are some ways to┬ámarket your books during this transition period. Consider Your Audience Children are making a transition into new routines for the school year. Now is a great time for them to start with a new devotional. I posted about that here. Many kids will also be reading books of their choosing for school assignments and free reading…

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Tips from the Pros: Stephanie Reed

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the honor of interviewing historical fiction author Stephanie Reed – on her 32nd wedding anniversary! Congratulations on achieving such a wonderful milestone. Stephanie, how did you get into writing? How many books do you have published? Writing is what I always wanted to do. I have two books published by Kregel, Across the Wide River, and the sequel, The Light Across the River. The next book from Kregel will be The Bargain, with a sequel to follow. How did you get your first book contract? Kregel still accepted unsolicited manuscripts in those days,…

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Tips from the Pros: Judy Gann

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California. Oh, what a treat I have for you today! Judy Gann is one of my dearest writer friends. I’ve been blessed by her gentle spirit and kind encouragement, and I’ve benefitted from her phenomenal knowledge as both a writer and an experienced librarian. I know you’ll be blessed too. Judy, how did you get into writing? I started scribbling little stories in second grade. My first published piece was a character sketch of a six-year-old, published in a high school literary journal. Then life became busy with college, teaching, and then library work. Several…

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Tips from the Pros: Sharon K. Souza

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California. Today I have the joy of interviewing novelist Sharon K. Souza. I met Sharon at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference in 2009, the year she and Kathleen Popa won the Mount Hermon Writer of the Year Award. Sharon’s writing receives much praise, and her group blog Novel Matters promotes taking our fiction to loftier heights. Definitely a blog to follow. Sharon, how did you get into writing? I’ve always had an artistic bent. When I was younger, it was expressed through drawing and painting. I can’t remember back far enough to remember when I…

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