JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS

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SOCIAL MEDIA PIXEL SIZES

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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 INFOGRAPHIC: SOCIAL MEDIA CHEAT SHEET by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The author has listed the pixel sizes for posting on social media sites. This is  essential information for authors

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2018 Release

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

2018 Release

COZIES VS. CUTESIES by Elaine Viets from Killzoneblog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Excellent post outlining in detail the differences between the two subgenres. Sherlock Holmes  and Agatha Christie lead the cozies and cozies include pickle, jam,and chocolate chips proprietors. Elaine notes cutesies are popular sellers on Amazon.

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HOW TO WRITE A KILLER AUTHOR BIO from reedsy

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: In my opinion, three tough challenges for an author is a query letter, synopsis, and bio. Reedsy has the bio covered with how to write the bio along with examples. It may be beneficial for an author to compare their bio with the post.

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HOW INDIE AUTHORS CAN USE PREORDERS TO CRACK THE BESTSELLER LISTS by Mark Coker fromPublishers Weekly

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Mark notes five big benefits of e-book preorders  include a fast track to bestseller lists and more effective advance marketing. Mark also discusses five preorder best practices.

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 2019 Release

DESIGN OPTIONS FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS by Joel Friedlander from Publishers Weekly

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  A short post targeted for authors on the threshold of designing their book cover. I was unfamiliar with the fourth point of using a template. Needless to say, a well-design cover is probably second only to the quality of the story to insure success.

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HOW NOT TO MESS UP YOUR BOOK SERIES by Sacha Black from Writers Helping  Writers

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Sacha’s post is a helpful checklist to avoid mistakes in writing a series. I can speak from experience. Dates, names, and time frame were three areas had had me checking the previous book a number of times. I should have been smart and followed Sacha’s recommendations.

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PROS AND CONS OF TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING VS SELF-PUBLISHING by Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The subject has been covered before, but it is a helpful reminder for authors considering the two options.  Particularly helpful is a link for additional options. A considerable amount of attention is given to author control. That issue is important to me. I am a die-hard indie who makes all of the decisions.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SILENCERS by John Gilstrap from Killzoneblog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is an essential post that needs to be filed close at hand for mystery and thriller authors. From experience, readers will trip up the author who uses the wrong weapon, nomenclature, or calls the device a silencer rather than a suppressor.

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SECOND PAGE

TWITTER CHANGES MARCH TWENTY-EIGHTEEN – IT’S A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR WRITERS by Edie Melson from The Write Conversation with Edit Melson

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TECH TOOLS FOR AUTHORS #FIVE: SOCIAL MEDIA by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader

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GO BEYOND YOUR BOOK’S STORY AND YOUR CREDENTIALS TO PROMOTE OR SELL YOUR BOOK from BookMarketingBuzzBlog

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