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Sharing Good News on Social Media

Sharing Good News on Social Media

Social media has changed a lot about how people interact with one another — including how we share good news. Whether it’s a new job or a personal accomplishment, it’s important to acknowledge hard work and celebrate achievements, even if it might feel uncomfortable.
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Free Storytelling Webinar

Free Storytelling Webinar

To find out how you can dramatically improve your storytelling, join Steve Harrison for a free, live training on Zoom on Tuesday, August 10th.
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A Novel Way to Sell Your Novel

A Novel Way to Sell Your Novel

Eddie Price is an entertainer. He is also an award-winning author. And a former high school history teacher. A winning Kentucky Derby jockey from the early 1900s. A frontiersman, and Civil War sailor. Puppeteer is also on the list. He does all of these activities to sell books.
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Do You Know When to Use “Which” or “That”?

Do You Know When to Use “Which” or “That”?

It’s hard to know when to use ‘which’ or ‘that’— in part because we used them interchangeably until the 1700s.
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Unique Author Branding and Content Ideas

Unique Author Branding and Content Ideas

It’s time to run through our August observances and unique author brand enhancements and content ideas for your monthly book marketing plan!
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Words You May Never Hear Again

Words You May Never Hear Again

Within the last 30 or so years, technology has increased in scope and power, but language is scurrying to catch up. As we’re developing new words and phrases to describe evolving technology, let’s take a look at some analog terms that may soon become obsolete.
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Three Big Guidelines for Book Integrity

Three Big Guidelines for Book Integrity

Ingram just announced that they will be reviewing their catalog to ensure that books are compliant with their catalog integrity guidelines.
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Heteronyms

Heteronyms

Have you ever heard of “heteronyms”? They’re words that are spelled the same, but pronounced differently.
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Looking for Literary Awards?

Looking for Literary Awards?

Just written a prize-winning novel, poetry collection, memoir, or YA? Want to enter a literary contest? Well, there are plenty of choices from national to local. Here’s how to start searching.
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Three More Book Marketing Ideas

Three More Book Marketing Ideas

We were talking about indie book marketing the other day, Nancy and I. The subject crops up every few days in our business.
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What is a Flat Adverb?

What is a Flat Adverb?

What Is a Flat Adverb and When Do You Use It?
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Saturday Will be a Busy and Productive Day at FAPAcon2021

Saturday Will be a Busy and Productive Day at FAPAcon2021

Saturday will be a busy and productive day at FAPAcon2021. Saturday kicks off with the Welcome from FAPA president Pat Sanford followed by award-winning author Eddie Price at 8:45 am.
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BookExpo2022 is Scheduled to January 30, 2022

BookExpo2022 is Scheduled to January 30, 2022

The last live and in-person BookExpo was in January 2020 led by Villages writer and management guru Jack Hayes. The 2021 edition was cancelled in the midst of Covid-19, lack of vaccines, widespread fear and rising cabin fever. Now, postpandemic (we hope!) the BookExpo is on again and scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 2022 at…
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15 Clichés To Avoid With a Ten Foot Pole

15 Clichés To Avoid With a Ten Foot Pole

Trite, hackneyed, tired — there are plenty of words to describe an overuse of clichés in your writing or speech. While they can be an easy way to express yourself, more often than not they’re a crutch, a sign of linguistic laziness.
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Steve Berry, Keynote Speaker

Steve Berry, Keynote Speaker

FAPAcon2021 for Florida authors and publishers on July 30 & 31, 2021, at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida. (Special conference rates for attendees. Check with the hotel for more information at (407) 827-2727.Reserve your FAPAcon2021 hotel room NOW. https://book.passkey.com/event/50146848/owner/1461794/homeSpecial conference rates in effect.You won’t want to miss bestselling author Steve Berry,…
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Social Media Workshops for Beginners and Advanced Users

Social Media Workshops for Beginners and Advanced Users

Some people find social media a huge, complicated, mystery. Others have mastered the basics and want to know more and get more out of it. Two FAPAcom2021 Friday 4:00 pm workshops will cater to both groups.
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Either/Or and Neither/Nor

Either/Or and Neither/Nor

The English language is home to plenty of similar words and phrases. Desert and dessert. Stationery and stationary. Principle and principal. Word pairings like “either/or” and “neither/nor” sound like they could be interchangeable, but are they?
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Two FAPAcon Workshops to Help Monitize (Sell) More Books

Two FAPAcon Workshops to Help Monitize (Sell) More Books

Two FAPA Workshops on how to sell more books. Presentations by Tieshena Davis and Brian Jud.
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Commas, Parentheses, and Em Dashes

Commas, Parentheses, and Em Dashes

Short sentences are great. They’re generally easier to read. However, sometimes a side comment is needed to drive a point home — you know what we mean?
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FAPAcon2021 Informative Sessions for Authors and Publishers

FAPAcon2021 Informative Sessions for Authors and Publishers

Decisions! Decisions! FAPAcon2021 attendees will have to make decisions at the Friday afternoon sessions. There are six 75-minute sessions: two at 1:00 pm, two at 2:30 pm, and the final two at 4:00 pm.
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