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Last Day to Submit Your Story Idea to the #TwitterFiction Festival!

The #TwitterFiction Festival will take place from May 11-15, 2015. The organizers are looking for talented emerging writers to submit original story ideas in advance of the festival. Select submissions will receive featured placement during the…
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How Writers Can Get The Most Out of Pinterest

Pinterest is a fun, image-based social media platform that allows users to “pin” all sorts of pictures on boards. As a writer, you might be wondering how you can use Pinterest to promote your book. One powerful aspect about Pinterest is that pins give a…
For tips on how you can use Pinterest, we decided to ask Book Country members Jaycee Ford and Alex Rosa on how they use Pinterest to promote their books.
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Book Country member and author Alex Rosa shares three songs from her writing playlist! #amwriting   #writing  #TRYST
Sandra Lake, Crystal Green and Alex Rosa share their most-played songs while writing.
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Read and Review Top Rated Books on Book Country!

  Check out the Top Rated section on the Read and Review page! Members of the community have highly rated these books, and we are happy to share them with you.
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Growth Hacker Marketing for Authors by Ryan Holliday

Ryan Holiday is the author of GROWTH HACKER MARKETING: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising, which is published by Portfolio. Ryan shares how authors can use growth hacking marketing, a technique first developed in Silicon Valley, to…
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Book Marketing: The Long Game by Andrea Dunlop

Book Country member Andrea Dunlop is the Social Media and Marketing Director of Girl Friday Productions. Her debut novel, THE SOJOURN, is scheduled to be released by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, in March 2016. Andrea shares her “to-do”…
Book Country member Andrea Dunlop shares her "to-do" list for getting the word out about her debut novel, THE SOJOURN, in the coming year.
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Read and Review Waiting to be Discovered Books on Book Country!

We’ve updated the Waiting to be Discovered carousel on the Read and Review page! Help a member write her best book by leaving a review.
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How a Real-Life Murder Mystery in 18th Century New York Led to CITY OF LIARS AND THIEVES by Eve Karlin

While reading Eve Karlin’s historical fiction novel CITY OF LIARS AND THEIVES, which is published by Alibi, I was struck by Eve’s powerful use of imagery that made me feel like I was living in Lower Manhatten during the late 18th century. The street names…
Eve Karlin shares the real-life murder mystery that inspired her to write CITY OF LIARS AND THEIVES and the questions she encountered during her research that led to her novel.
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What It Feels Like to Have Penguin Publish My Book by Alex Rosa

Congratulations to Book Country member Alex Rosa on the release of her New Adult novel TRYST! We are thrilled to see this day finally arrive. You can purchase TRYST on all major e-retailers. Alex shares what it feels like to have Penguin publish her book…
Congratulations to Book Country member Alex Rosa on the release of TRYST! Alex shares what it feels like to have Penguin publish her book.
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"If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story."

Our thoughts are with Terry Pratchett's family and friends during this difficult time.
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New Waiting to be Discovered Books on Book Country

Read and review our new Waiting to be Discovered titles!
Read and review our new Waiting to be Discovered titles on the Read and Review page.
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What is Book Country?
Book Country is a supportive writing and publishing online community. At Book Country, writers can find and connect to writers just like them, workshop their manuscripts, learn about the craft of writing and the business of publishing, and build their first audience as they prepare to publish their books. 

Writers interested in traditional publishing have found that Book Country is a great place to get discovered as they polish their manuscripts. Writers interested in self-publishing appreciate they can publish their finished manuscripts through Book Country with the click of a button and distribute their eBooks to all major retailers. 

Writers have choices. We believe that the support of a community helps writers make the best decisions for their books. 

What can I find on Book Country? 
Connections: We believe that the support of a community is an essential element in the writing and publishing process. You can connect with writers who are just like you. You can build your first audience and create a network of supportive people who want you to succeed. When you connect to another Book Country member, you can send private messages to further your conversation. 

Genre Map: We understand that it's hard to figure out what you're writing. We created the Genre Map to help you visualize the different literary categories. Clicking into the category that interests you will give you a description of that category, any sub categories (for example: Contemporary Romance writers will find their subgenre under Romance), the category's must-read books, books in that category by other Book Country writers, and discussions about that category. 

Peer Review: You can post your manuscript in the Peer Review community in order to gain valuable feedback from other writers. Because we believe in the importance of community, you must give a review in order to receive one. Peer Review is a great way to build your first audience. 

Forum Discussions: This online community allows you to connect with readers, writers, and published authors from around the world. You can share ideas, learn about the publishing industry, and learn more about your genre. 

Publish: With a variety of services available, including a free option, we want you to be able to put your book on the map. We make it easy for you to move from our Peer Review with your polished manuscript to our Publish section where you can publish once and distribute everywhere with the click of a button. 

What literary categories are available for workshop and critique? 
We chose the 60+ literary categories on the Genre Map because we believed that these categories are the ones whose writers could benefit the most from writing and publishing within a community. 

What if I don't see my literary category? 
We expect the literary categories on the Genre Map to remain fluid as new ones emerge and others fall out of fashion. If there's a literary category you'd like to see, please contact us at support@bookcountry.com.

Does it cost money to become a member?
No, joining Book Country is absolutely free.

How do I become a member of Book Country?
That's easy! Click here!

Will Penguin editors be reading my manuscript?
Although Penguin editors and other staff members may choose to occasionally participate in the community (just as staff members from any publishing house could participate if they want to), Book Country is not a channel for the submission of unsolicited manuscripts to Penguin editors.

Is my book safe from plagiarism on the Book Country site?
We’re very concerned with protecting your work and have taken numerous steps to make it very difficult for someone to copy or distribute your material. Within the Reader we have disabled both the “right click” and the “copy and paste” functionality. Additionally, you cannot print from within the Reader or download the material. But even our best efforts probably won’t stop someone who is absolutely determined to plagiarize someone else’s work.