JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS

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DOLLARS AND CENTS OF AUDIOBOOKS

JB’s Journal for Authors is a bi-weekly newsletter dedicated to the authors who never have enough time and are crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help authors sell books.

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 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND READERS FAVORITE

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 THE DOLLARS AND SENSE OF AUDIOBOOKS: WHAT INDIE PUBLISHERS NEED TO KNOW by Deborah Jacobs

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EDITOR’ S COMMENT: This is a must read for authors considering audiobooks on the horizon. Deborah points out changes in the marketplace that make audiobooks more attractive in the pocketbook. More important, she discusses critical provisions for authors to consider when entering into a contract for an audiobook.

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FEATURED ARTICLE

2018 Release

 THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FANTASY SUBGENRES by Kyla Bagnall from Writer’s Edit

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is a comprehensive must have guide for any fantasy author. The author lists four subgenres including examples and common elements.

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

2018 Release

A WRITER’S LESSONS IN FAILURE by Heather Webb from Writers in the Storm

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: I have avoided any post relating to the emotional aspects of writing. Stick to the facts has always been my motto. Heather’s comments hit a cord with me and offer her thoughts to those authors interested in the subject.

2019 RELEASE

A GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR AUTHORS by Nathan Bransford

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  I have devoted numerous posts on the subject of social media. It is an essential element in an author’s march to achieve success. I’ve added this post because it offers a fresh and comprehensive approach for authors including discussions  about Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 BONUS

 2019 Release

 SPRING CLEANING: SEVEN STRATEGIES TO CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA by Frances Caballo from Social Media Just for Writers

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: It is that time of year, spring cleaning. Frances suggest some ideas that are worthy of review including Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook.. Although not mentioned in the post, I suggest the website is also a candidate for review.

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SIX TOP TIPS FOR SEO ON AMAZON by Jyotsna Ramachamdran from Self-Publishing Advice Center

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is about as detailed as you can get on achieving success with Amazon. What is especially helpful is the author takes the reader through the process step by step. An important read before posting on Amazon.

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WHY YOU NEED STRONG VERBS WHEN YOU WRITE by Amanda Patterson from Writers Write

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  Thought this might be of some interest to authors. Examples of strong verbs should be posted next to the computer for all authors. Personally, the article helped me. My brain demands I type in to be which is an excellent example of poor writing.

 

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HOW TO DECIDE WHERE TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOKS WHEN SELF-PUBLISHING by Nathan Bransford

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WANT MORE READERS: FIX THESE FIVE WEBSITE MISTAKES by Anne R. Allen

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SCRIVENER  THREE’S NEW APPROACH TO COMPILE by Gwen Hernandez from Writer Unboxed

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SEVEN WAYS TO EVOKE EMOTIONS FROM YOUR READERS by Amanda Patterson from Writers Write

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HOW TO USE GRAMMARLY TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING by Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn

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A SMARTER AUTHOR PLATFORM FOR THE DIGITAL ERA OF PUBLISHING by Jane Friedman from Writer Unboxed

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