Amanda Shofner

Amanda Shofner satisfies her desire for adventure with the written word and helps others do the same. Book lover. #amwriting romantic suspense.

Rejected: Real Reasons Bookstores Refuse Self-Published Titles

Reasons books get rejected by bookstores will give you insight into how to market your book so that book buyers and readers alike will be clamoring for it.
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3 Reasons You Need an Author Website (Before Your Book’s for Sale)

Why should your author website be live before your book is for sale? These three reasons will convince you to get your website live, right now.
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How to Conquer LinkedIn as a Nonfiction Author

If you’re a nonfiction author using your book to market your business or services, you’d better be on LinkedIn. Here’s how you can succeed.
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The Website Terminology You Need to Rock Your Author Site

Know you need a website, but don’t know how to talk about it? Read up on the website terminology you need to rock your author site on WordPress.
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Why “Just Put Your Book on Amazon” Is Terrible Advice (A DIY vs. Self-Publishing Company Breakdown)

Should you just “put your book on Amazon”? Here’s why that might be bad advice, & what you need to know about DIY self-publishing & self-publishing companies.
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Don’t Fall for the Myth of Becoming an “Overnight Success”

Do overnight successes really happen overnight? Here’s what you need to know about the the “overnight success” myth & what it actually takes to achieve success.
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How to Get Reviews for Your Book (Without Seeming Desperate)

Reviews won’t just come pouring in once you self-publish. Here’s how you can be proactive and get some of those coveted book reviews.
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How to Choose an Enticing Book Excerpt for Your Author Website

A book excerpt on your author website can help make sales—if you choose the right passage. Here’s how you can select the perfect excerpt.
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To Pseudonym or to Not Pseudonym—That Is the Question

Thinking about using a pseudonym (or pen name)? These are the reasons authors use pseudonyms—and why you might want one too.
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How to Write Killer Book Reviews that (Also) Help Indie Authors

Book reviews can help authors sell books. Here’s how to write a book review that supports indie authors by helping other readers find their books.
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