JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS

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WHY AMAZON IS DELETING BOOK REVIEWS

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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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

DO PUBLISHERS CARE ABOUT AN AUTHOR’S ONLINE PRESENCE by Debbie Emmitt from Live Write Thrive

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post presents the point that online presence is important but not a deal breaker. Several publishers are highlighted presenting their viewpoints. The conclusion is interesting  for those weighing the pro and cons of a website and a strong social presence.

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2018 Release

WHY AMAZON IS DELETING BOOK REVIEWS: UNDERSTANDING AMAZON’S NEW REVIEW POLICY AND HOW TO GET BACK DELETED REVIEWS from CreativINDIE with Derek Murphy

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Derek is a new contributor to JB’s JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS and offers a comprehensive analysis to an issue plaguing many authors. Derek recommends using a free campaign during free days (in KU) to secure reviews.

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 BONUS

2018 Release

WHERE DO YOU FIND BOOK REVIEWERS? from BookMarketing                               BuzzBlog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post covers thirteen places to look for reviewers including listing the book on Net Galley and trying Blog Nation. Also covered are paid options including Kirkus Reviews and Indie Reader.

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2019 Release

COMBATING COMMON WORLD-BUILDING PITFALLS by Kristen Kieffer from Well Storied

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post offers five examples of world-building mistakes including the world was built without intention, the world feels disconnected, and the world is established without context. Good stuff and worthy of a review for sci-fi authors.

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THE HERO’S JOURNEY: AN AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO PLOTTING from Reedsy Blog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The post explains the twelve stages of the Hero’s Journey along with an explanatory graph. An interesting discussion including examples to explain each step.

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SEVEN QUICK TIPS FOR MASTERING PACING IN YOUR STORY BY Claire Bradshaw from Writer’s Edit

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: I expect pacing is a problem for many authors including myself.. Techniques to impact pacing include sentence, paragraph, and chapter lengths and adding detail. Introspection is another technique.

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SECOND PAGE

PRODUCING AN AUDIOBOOK WITH FINDAWAY VOICES by Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn

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BOOK PROMOTION:DO THIS, NOT THAT-JULY 2018 by Amy Collins from The Book Designer

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USE THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR ANTAGONIST’S MOTIVES by Amanda Patterson from Writers Write

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MARKET YOUR BOOK FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON – IN THE SUMMER from BookMarketingBuzzBlog

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POV OR WRITER INTRUSION? by Linda Lane from The Blood-Red Pencil

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