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      Helen Hollick - author, editor of Historical Novel indie books and author of 3 B.R.A.G.Medallion Honorees- shares her wisdom with us!   It is all very well writing an historical novel – doing all that research, checking and re-checking to ensure no factual errors or anachronistic bloopers creep in, (like the narrative in a Medieval novel proudly announcing; “she froze, like a rabbit caught in the headlights,”) but what happens after you have finished the editing, sorted the formatting and finally got your book into print? You want it to sell, of course. The best way to do...

Posted by on in The Self-publishing World
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Three BRAG Medallion Honorees have created a Mystical Mystery Bundle April 21 – 26, 2015 Rafflecopter GiveawayApril 21 (midnight US Eastern time) to April 26 (midnight US Eastern time)Winner announced April 27, 2015When you click on the Rafflecopter link you’ll be invited to choose which series you would like to learn more about. This will enter you in the drawing. To get an additional entry, click on the option to tweet the give-away. The winner will be announced on April 27. Rafflecopter.com   April 21 – 30 Each e-book will be on sale for $1.99 US (adjusted for other currencies). The...

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           Recently, there have been a few comments made on various web forums that refer to indieBRAG as a paid review service. We are not and we would like to correct any misunderstanding of what we are and what we do. As the late four-term senator, ambassador, and sociologist, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." So here are two key facts about indieBRAG: FACT: We are a quality standards certification service for the self-published book industry. All books brought to our attention are subjected to...

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                  What is BBBR you ask? I will explain but first let me share some facts that will come as no surprise to most of you: • Bowker, an industry research group, reported that 458 thousand books were self-published in the United States in 2013, an increase of 17% versus the prior year, and 437% versus 2008.• In contrast, the number of traditionally published books has remained basically flat at 305 thousand for the past five years.• A quarter of the top 100 bestselling Kindle books on Amazon.com in 2012 were self-published via...

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  We are all authors of our own life's story, dutifully crafting each chapter, sometimes in harmony with a disciplined plot line, but more often than not simply reacting to the accidents of fate that appear without warning at the end of one chapter or the beginning of the next. And although few but our family and friends will share in the unfolding tale as we live each sentence and paragraph that does not diminish the importance of having been here; of living and loving, of laughing and crying, and yes, eventually, dying. Millions of us get up each day...