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Anne R. Allen
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Attended Bryn Mawr College
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This week's post is from Paul Alan Fahey​, who tells how to take a chapter from your memoir, or an incident from your life and turn it into a flash memoir piece or personal essay that you can sell to an anthology or magazine. There's a good market for short memoir, much more than for long.
Writing memoir pieces and personal essays for anthologies and magazines by award winning editor and author Paul Alan Fahey
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Big News! If you publish through Pronoun instead of KDP, you'll get a 70% royalty, even on 99c books. And you'll still have books available on Amazon. Something to think about! 
Pronoun distributes ebooks to the five major online retailers; it charges authors nothing upfront, and doesn't take a cut of ebook sales either.
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Anthologies can be a fantastic way for new writers to break into print, but beware scams. Look for these red flags! 
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Another reminder that Google Plus is still an important place for getting your message out. Tumblr, too. Although I haven't tried that one yet.
Promote your book with social media. Here are 6 tips to help first-time authors take social media promotion for your book to the next level.
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This week veteran literary agent Laurie McLean, founder of Fuse Literary Agency, takes a look into her crystal ball. In her annual visit to our blog, she gives her predictions for trends in the publishing industry for the coming year.
Publishing predictions for 2017 by Laurie McLean, co-founder of Fuse Literary Agency. Laurie looks into her crystal ball.
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Audiobooks and going wide That's where indies should put their energies in 2017.
We did a call-out on our ALLi Member Forum for some member predictions for 2017. Here are their thoughts and those of ALLi Director, Orna Ross. You can add your
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Another useful guide from Jami Gold. How to compose a pitch. Every writer needs this! 
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Should indies go exclusively with Amazon or go wide on many platforms? There are benefits with both. Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons. 
There are advantages to selling ebooks only through Amazon, and makes most sense for authors who are just starting out or who are relatively unknown.
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Laurie McLean's 2017 predictions on our blog made Joel's list this week. 
Blogs for Self-Publishers, January 7 - 13, 2017 including Thad McIlroy, RJ Clayton, Sophie Masson, Lisa Wheatly, Kristen Lamb, Laurie McLean and Amy Collins
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A great list of resources for book marketing.
Every year, I share hundreds (even thousands) of articles and reports on book marketing. Here, I look back on the best of what I found in 2016.
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Is your novel ready to go to your editor?
You've finished writing a novel and you’re anxious to get it published. But, did you know you can refine your manuscript before it goes to your editor?
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Last week some writer who had apparently recently arrived via TARDIS from 2009 bashed self-publishers in a HuffPo screed. Here's a great response from +Kristen Lamb 
Okay at first I wasn’t going to say anything regarding the latest Let’s Bash Self-Publishing rant over at HuffPo, but (like all “real” writers) I am in the business of servi…
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writer
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blogging, social media, public speaking, acting, directing, teaching, and I make great chicken soup
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  • author and blogger
    writer, 2001 - present
    I write stuff.
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Escondido, CA - Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - Waterville ME - Windsor, CT - Middletown, CT - San Luis Obispo CA
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Introduction
Anne writes funny mysteries and how-to-books for writers. She also writes poetry and short stories on occasion. Oh, yes, and she blogs. She's a contributor to Writer's Digest and the Novel and Short Story Writer's Market for 2016. 

Her bestselling Camilla Randall Mystery Series features perennially down-on-her-luck former socialite Camilla Randall—who is a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong, but always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way.

Anne lives on the Central Coast of California, near San Luis Obispo, the town Oprah called "The Happiest City in America."

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Anne R. Allen's Blog...with Ruth Harris was named one of the Best 101 Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest.
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Six Quick Social Media Marketing Tips For First-time Authors | BookBaby
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Promote your book with social media. Here are 6 tips to help first-time authors take social media promotion for your book to the next level.

The Micro-Memoir | Start Your Memoir With A Moment | BookBaby Blog
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A micro-memoir focuses on one moment. Whether it's the start to your book, or a prompt to get you writing, these scenes will set the stage f

The Hottest Trend In Digital Publishing are Serialized eBooks
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Get the latest news on e-Books, Audiobooks, Digital Publishing, Manga, Anime and Tablets

Amazon Lowers the Boom on Discount eBook Sites | The Digital Reader
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When Amazon-owned Goodreads launched its discount ebook service last month, I wondered whether Amazon would find reasons to prune back its c

4 Lessons for Authors About the Current State of Publishing | Jane Friedman
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What authors need to know about current marketing practices and emerging business trends in the book publishing industry.

Interview with mystery author and blogger, Anne R Allen
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Today I’m pleased to be able to welcome mystery author Anne R Allen to the blog. Anne is the author of ten books, including the bestselling

Twitterific Writing Links - Elizabeth Spann Craig
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A weekly roundup of the best writing links from around the web.

Are Paid Book Reviews Worth It? | Jane Friedman
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The majority of authors will not benefit from paid book reviews, and should invest their time and money elsewhere. Here's why.

5 Benefits of Writing in Your Second Language | eBooks India
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Want to write in a language that isn’t your mother tongue, but are unsure? Sasha A. Palmer describes 5 benefits of writing in your second la

Conferences, Workshops, Etc. and Publications
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Conferences, Conventions, Workshops, Festivals, Retreats, and Seminars Ongoing - Page Lambert - Workshops, seminars, and writing retreats Ca

Blogs for Self-Publishers, May 16 – 22, 2015 — The Book Designer
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Blogs for Self-Publishers, May 16 – 22, 2015 including Anne R. Allen, Dara Beevas, Amy Quale, Laurie Boris, Jordan Rosenfeld and Debbie Youn

Eleven Sundays
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Author of Eleven Sundays

I talk about books because books are my life. Pardon the F**K outa me. (...
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Something that really got under my skin this week: an author friend of mine was erased from Facebook. Both her personal account and author p

Boost Recognition, Get New Readers, and Increase Sales
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18 of the world's foremost thought-leaders on book marketing and authorial development weigh in on how to best get your book into the hands

Amazon Adds New Review Options Via Drop Down Menus
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If you've tried to review a book on Amazon recently, Amazon has added a few options for users when r...

The Top 10 Resources for Self-Publishing Authors | Mark my Words
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Self-publishing authors have a fair bit to do: Write, edit and format books, design covers, learn how to use Kindle Direct Publishing (and o

6 Quick Tricks to Transform Crappy Ideas into Gleaming Nuggets of Undeni...
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Struggling to come up with content ideas that don't suck. Learn how to transform mediocre to magical with these simple creativity tricks.

Here’s the Type of Hate Mail Bloggers Get …
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Over several years of blogging, I’ve received some interesting letters from people. And by “interesting” I mean “rude.”