Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On May 26, 2017

5 Ways for Self Published Authors to Earn Multiple Streams of Income

In the business world it's known as double-dipping: getting two or more streams of income from one source of work. Authors, especially those who write  nonfiction books, have similar opportunities after their books have been published. Yes, the...

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Published On Oct 30, 2014

Are Pitches and Agents Obsolete? Is Self Publishing Here to Stay?

As little as ten years ago, the only legitimate way to publish a book and realize sales across the country was to go through the big New York publishers. Writers would either get an agent to shill for them or submit their manuscripts themselves,...

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Published On Oct 30, 2014

3 Tips On Mobile Apps for Self-Published Authors

Whether you're traditionally published or an indie writer, you're going to have to do the bulk of the marketing to sell your book. Most writers do the majority of their marketing on social media sites, but the almost-universal popularity of...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

How Frequently Should You Share (And Publish!) Your Writing?

We all learned in kindergarten that sharing is caring, but when it comes to writing, sharing your work can be downright scary! The decision to share your work depends on a lot of different factors, and the sharing itself can take many forms.

The...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

Writing for the Ear: Can Audiobooks Improve Your Work?

Can audio books help you create music for your readers' ears?

It's clear that audiobooks are a powerful force that writers would be remiss to overlook, but there may be a hidden benefit to including audiobooks in your overall publishing...

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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 Sep 27, 2014

How to Throw a Book Launch Party for Sales Out of the Gate

Whether you're an independent self published author or you go the traditional route, a big part of your writing job is going to be marketing your book after it's published. Word of mouth is crucial for any book's success, and one of the best...

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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

4 Ways to Ring in the Holiday Season with a Book Marketing Strategy

‘Tis the season ... That’s right, it might still be warm outside, but the holiday shopping season is approaching fast. Savvy self-published authors know this is the time to craft your strategy and begin to put your book in the spotlight....

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