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Celebrate Black Poetry Day Your Own Way

  On October 17th we celebrated Black Poetry Day in honor of Jupiter Hammon, who is believed to be the first African American to publish poetry in the United States. He was born into slavery … [Continue reading…]

Join the Annual 50,000-Word Race for the Novel: NaNoWriMo

Every year as trick-or-treaters trail home on Halloween to tally their loot, writers around the world flex their fingers in readiness for National Novel Writing Month, better known as Nanowrimo, that … [Continue reading…]

Join Local Authors on Indie Author Day at a Library Near You

Whether you are an indie author or an avid reader, I hope you will be participating in Indie Author Day on October 8th in one of the over 300 participating public libraries in the USA. This day is … [Continue reading…]

Uncover Hidden Riches When You Tie Observances to Your Niche

Just as news tie-ins can help you get media attention, pairing your writing with monthly observances can help uncover hidden riches in your business.  Every month of the year is full of monthly, … [Continue reading…]

How to Help Your Library Help You Sell Your Book

A few months ago when I asked my Anaheim library what they were doing for the first annual Indie Author Day on October 8th, they hadn't even heard of it. Here's the email I got from them … [Continue reading…]