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Read This Now: Becoming Your Own Publicist

by Annie DeWitt

The Practical Writer

November/December 2016

<p class="MsoNormal">From embracing the Internet to leveraging blurbs, a debut novelist offers strategies for publicizing your own book, an imperative for many authors publishing with small presses whose limited budgets preclude broad publicity campaigns.</p>

Best-Selling Booksellers: The Authors Who Can Sell Your Book

by Lynn Rosen

The Practical Writer

September/October 2016

<p>What do Ann Patchett, Jeff Kinney, Louise Erdrich, and Judy Blume have in common? Aside from being best-selling authors, they are all also dedicated booksellers, each having opened independent bookstores of their own.</p>

How to Pitch Yourself to Bookstores

by Lynn Rosen

The Practical Writer

July/August 2016

<p>In the current publishing environment, much of the responsibility for promotion falls on the author. Bookstore co-owner Lynn Rosen offers five steps for authors to take when trying to create successful event partnerships with local bookstores.</p>

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Daily News

Flint, Michigan, teen poets on the power of art; the Los Angeles Times appoints major writers as new book-critics-at-large; Afghani book drive helps build libraries in areas struck by violence; and other news. 

Brand You: Questioning Self-Promotion

by Frank Bures

The Practical Writer

January/February 2016

<p>A writer and branding expert discusses the art, the discomfort, and the necessity of self-promotion, as well as its evolution in the digital age.</p>

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The Practical Writer

January/February 2016

The latest installment of Reviewers & Critics features Michael Schaub, an incisive—and hilarious—literary critic and former Bookslut contributor.

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The Practical Writer

November/December 2015

A successful self-published novelist talks about how he used his background in programing and knowledge of artificial intelligence to write and market his best-selling techno thriller series. Editor Jessica Page Morrell and publicist Jessica Glenn weigh in and give advice to burgeoning self-publishers.

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Clayton Smith's Apocalypticon

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

July/August 2015

<p>Clayton Smith has self-published several books, including his latest novel, <i>Apocalypticon</i>, and used his experiences to cofound Dapper Press, a company that provides essential services like editing, design, and promotion to self-published authors. Editor Kim Bookless and publicist Lissy Peace weigh in on Smith’s process, and such self-publishing necessities.</p>

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News and Trends

May/June 2015

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Toni Morrison’s Gold Help the Child and Charles Simic’s The Lunatic, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

Blurb Anxiety: The Sometimes Painful Process of Asking for Prepublication Praise

by Shelly Oria

The Practical Writer

May/June 2015

<p>Having to approach other authors, some with weighty reputations, and ask for the time-consuming favor of writing a blurb can be an unexpected source of anxiety. A debut author shares her experience with part of the publishing process that many writers don’t talk about.</p>
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