JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS

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NAILING A SPY CHARACTER

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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Published                             2018 Release

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

AMAZON ADS FOR AUTHORS: TWO CASE STUDIES SHOWING THEY DO WORK from Reedsy Blog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: I have to confess my experiences with Amazon ads was underwhelming. And, dealing with Amazon, trying. This post offers some promise with fiction and nonfiction case studies. The post offers detailed information worthy of a review.

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2018 Release

WHAT MUST AUTHORS CONSIDER WHEN MARKETING A BOOK? from BookMarketingBuzzBlog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post approaches marketing from a bit of a different perspective. The marketplace arena is described in detail and what may occur when a publisher declares they have marketing covered. Perhaps the most important point is the last two words of the post. I recommend authors take a minute to read the post and follow the recommendation in the closing.

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2019 Release

SPY NOVELS: HOW TO NAIL THE CHARACTER OF AN ESPIONAGE HERO by Angela Ackerman from Writers Helping Writers

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post lists ten characteristics of a spy which James Bond possesses in spades. Included in the list are mental discipline, superior intelligence, and loyalty. A fun read.

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 BONUS

SIX UNUSUAL FORENSIC TECHNIQUES by Sue Coletta from Killzoneblog.com

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  A grim but useful information for crime and mystery writers. I must confess, it reminds me too much of my previous occupation.

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HOW TO SELL BOOKS ON TWITTER: THE TWITTER STARTER PACK FOR WRITERS by Sarah Gribble from The Write Practice

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Straight forward post on techniques to have a successful experience on Twitter. The discussion includes examples of  posts, use of hashtags, and #PitMed.https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/16493e9ecbc38547

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COMPILING A DOCX IN SCRIVENER THREE by Gwen Hernandez from Writer Unboxed

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post notes compile is the number one request for help with Scrivener. For those of you who use Scrivener, I hope this post is helpful for you. I confess, it is above my pay grade.

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SECOND PAGE

WHO WINS OR LOSES WITH SO MANY PUBLISHED BOOKS? from BookMarketingBuzzBlog

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A SIMPLE METHOD TO MARKET YOUR BOOK by Penny Sansevieri  from Writers in the Storm

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WRITER’S TOOLS AND THE FORGOTTEN KEYBOARD by Joel Friedlander from The Book Designer

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HELP YOU FORMAT YOUR EMAILS by Amanda Patterson from Writers Write

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