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Leila Summers
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Writing, Self-Publishing & Book Promotion
Writing, Self-Publishing & Book Promotion

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There are numerous websites that will share 99c book promotions, but less that will share higher priced discounted books. I have compiled a list of free and paid advertising opportunities for bargain books priced at $2.99.
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If you are familiar with MS Word, then it is not too difficult to format your print book interior for self-publishing with CreateSpace using the CS formatted templates and this step-by-step guide.
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Publishers Weekly Review of It Rains In February!

“Summers’s memoir is a complex contemporary tragedy written by a mature, talented writer. Summers speaks directly to her husband, Stuart, who chose to end his own life, in this painfully honest eulogy. The intimate style, combined with second-person narration, gives the story a page-turning tension. Summers must first accept that her emotional, smart, artistic husband has fallen deeply in love with another woman. The small family that includes two young daughters is fractured when Stuart moves out of their Victorian home in the suburbs of a South African city, and the rupture deepens when Stuart moves further away from his family and his reluctant lover to be near his sister, Ruth, in Cape Town. Summers works from a distance to keep her long-suicidal husband alive, while Ruth makes similar efforts from nearby. Ultimately, the love of his wife, sister, and children are not enough to keep him alive. Summers’s skilled prose (“Bleakness permeates the moist air and seeps into my pores”) makes this traumatic book bearable to read. This memoir is a cathartic exercise for the author and could well serve in the same capacity for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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Book Promotion is hard work. Some authors agree that it is harder than actually writing the book! With the current ease and accessibility of self-publishing, the book market is flooded with new books and it can be hard to get your book noticed.
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There are many benefits to winning an award other than the book seal, certificate and feedback. Here are 20 Book Awards that self-published authors can enter.
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Did you know that we have an active group on Goodreads for Memoir Authors? We'd love to have you join us! https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/57685-memoir-authors

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Lyn C. Johanson's blog tour for her new paranormal romance release, Forged In Fire - read fascinating interview with the author! #newrelease #blogtour #paranormalromance #99c  
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Facebook has just rearranged the layout of Pages and I think they look great!
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A new review on my book, It Rains In February: A Wife's Memoir of Love and Loss.

"A book that blows you away. Written with extraordinary force and clarity , it carries you through the turmoil of the author’s life with a husband who was clearly lovable but hopelessly unhinged. It is an amazing tour de force. It’s almost like an epic poem or a Norse saga in the manner that it is written. The reader is swirled up and down with the waves of the story – born up by the lyrical descriptions of how the author felt in the good times, and crashed down when the wave breaks, and she is hurtled into an abyss of trepidation about the future of her two little daughters and her own life. It’s an exhausting read, but it’s something of a literary triumph that a break up and suicide with a husband can be turned into such a wonderfully lyrical and poetic book."
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Book Promotion is hard work. Some authors agree that it is harder than actually writing the book! With the current ease and accessibility of self-publishing, the book market is flooded with new books and it can be hard to get your book noticed. I focus on relationship marketing together with creating a unique marketing strategy for my clients. This often includes a short discounted promotion on a book.
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