Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Oct 27, 2014

What Self-published Authors Should Do About a Bad Review

 

A bad book review is not uncommon and it will not be your last!

There is one truism that all self-published authors must accept -- not everyone is going to like what you write. The good news is a bad review at least means someone is reading...

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Published On Aug 12, 2015

How to Create a Winning Formula in Your Non-Fiction Niche

Readers usually search for non-fiction books because they're looking to solve a problem or answer a question. They search for their books by keyword: growing vegetables, puppy training, sailboat building. Unlike fiction authors, people who write...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Is Crowdfunding the Right Move for Authors?

Virginia Woolf had it right: in order to do the best fiction work, one needs a modest sum of money and a room of one's own. The argument about the perfect writing environment can go on for years, but one thing is certain: in order to be able to...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Authors Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Create Your Own Radio Show!

Branding is the art of becoming the go-to person in your particular specialty or niche. Fiction writers have a steep hill to climb to hit these heights, but a non-fiction writer can use multiple outlets and become a well-known expert in very...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Marketing Goal of the Week...Use Your Book As A Business Card!

Using your book as your business card can attract an audience that enhances marketing for you at a fraction of the cost it would take to reach out to individual customers.  Infinity’s Preferred Partnership Program enables you to create lucrative...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Marketing Goal of the Week...Send Out ARCs!

Announce the release of your book, reach your audience, and build positive word of mouth by sending out Advance Reading Copies (ARC) to reviewers and columnists before it is available to the public.

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

Writer's Block: The Symptoms and the Cure

By Karen Hodges Miller

The other day I had a writing deadline. I wrote a lead. Deleted it. Wrote another. Deleted it. Played some solitaire. Checked my email. Wrote a third lead. Deleted it. Got a snack. Wrote a fourth lead. I was suffering from...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

What Can You Do With Your Extra Books?

by Sherrie Wilkolaski

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