Building a Book: Series Kickoff

There is so much to the story of writing a book. In this series, we are going to take you through the whole process from brainstorm to final manuscript.

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House Tour, Final Stop: Publicity

Book publicity is the effort a book publicist makes to get the book(s) they’re promoting into the consciousness of consumers. Simply put, it is the job of the book publicist to help drive sales by building recognition.

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Tired Tropes

while tropes are important to writing genre fiction, please keep in mind that mishandled tropes can easily become cliches. And then there are tropes that are so beyond cliche they need to be retired. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the romance tropes we could do without.

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House Tour: Manufacturing and Distribution

The tour continues with manufacturing and distribution! Don’t count this part out — it is critical to your book succeeding.

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House Tour: Sales

As much as we love to think about literature as an art form, at the end of the day, publishing is still a business where the ultimate goal is to sell books. As a publisher you could acquire the greatest novel ever written, but without the Marketing and Sales teams, that book isn’t going to fly off the shelves. Sales plays an integral role in getting books from the hands of the author to the hands of the reader as early as the acquisition stage.

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House Tour: Marketing

It is crucial for Marketing to show their enthusiasm for the book and present some key ideas on how they plan to promote it.

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Balancing Act: A Guide to Setting the Right Pace for Your Book

When it comes to engaging your readers, pacing is everything. The pace of your story not only works to pull readers in, but it keeps them going until the end. Good pacing is one of the hardest aspects of writing a novel and extremely difficult to attain. But have no fear, we have compiled four elements that we believe all writers should consider when setting the pace of their novel.

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