Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

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 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 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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Published On Oct 27, 2014

How to Write a Killer Hook to Spice Up Your Book

If you think of your writing as a fishing line and your readers as the fish, the purpose of a hook becomes clear. Whether you author an essay for a class or the great American novel, the hook pulls the reader into the story.

“It was a bright,...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

How to Market to Unusual Groups Who May Love Your Books

Selling your books offline doesn't always have to mean sitting behind stacks of paperbacks at a book signing, waiting for readers to come to you. Conventions and book store events are great for pulling in readers who are already your fans, but...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

4 Things "Not To Do" When Writing a Novel (+ Tips From Hemingway)

If you are an aspiring novel writer or author of any type, you have likely procured as much information as you can find on how to go about becoming successful. However, you might not have read any information about what "not to do" when writing...

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Published On May 12, 2017

25 Book Marketing Sites: Reach Out and Touch Them!

Writers who used to wait years to see their books published are moving in droves into self publishing. EBook publication allows authors to bypass the gatekeepers of traditional publishers and allow the readers to judge for themselves how good...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Tips To Engage Your Readers With Google Hangouts: Author Test Drive!

Chances are as a self published author you're already taking advantage of one or two Google tools. You've likely caught onto Google + by now, but have you taken Google Hangouts for a test drive yet? Their latest social tool in connectivity,...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

The Writer's Workout: 5 Exercises to Keep You Healthy at Your Desk

Writers as a whole may not be the healthiest people on earth. We love our coffee, sit at a desk all day, and tend to unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail on a pretty frequent basis. In the middle of it all is a body that's slowly gaining...

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