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Joanna Penn
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Author, Professional Speaker. Entrepreneur, Blogger, Podcaster. Specializing in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing
Author, Professional Speaker. Entrepreneur, Blogger, Podcaster. Specializing in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

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Print is definitely not dead, and in fact, beautiful print books are having a renaissance. In today's show, I discuss the art and business of bookbinding with Lisa Van Pelt.

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My book sales breakdown for the last financial year - just one author's experience, but it might be interesting anecdotally :) 

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Damien Hirst is my favorite modern artist and sculpture is my favorite physical art form. Here are my thoughts after visiting Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable in Venice last week. 

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51% of my fiction book sales income for the last year has been from boxsets, rising to 77% of my Kobo fiction sales income. Without box sets, my income would be significantly less – plus, being in multi-author-boxsets enables me to reach new readers. So if you're not bundling your books, you're missing out on income and visibility. In today's show, I talk to Chuck Heintzelman about some of the options for ebook bundling and box sets.

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If you think of museums, you might think of the majesty of the British Museum or the industrial heritage of the Railway Museum.

But you’d miss out on the darker, more unusual, or just plain bizarre side of life. Choosing to visit the weirdest museums instead can be a truly enlightening experience.

I’ve collected together 12 of the strangest museums around the world that are all worth a visit. You’ll encounter mummies, vampires, torturers, and maybe even Bigfoot.

Choose carefully, and visit with an open mind. Who knows what new ideas or fascinations will emerge for you?

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You must hook a reader early on because there are plenty of other books to read and life is too short to read a book that doesn't engage you.

Suspense is one technique you can use, and in today's post, Tony Lee Moral explains how you can bring it into your novel. #writing

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For book lovers around the world, secret libraries hold the promise of mysteries and hidden knowledge. So where can you actually find them?

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Writing books is not a get rich quick scheme … but it can be a get rich slowly scheme, and provide a rewarding, creative life. In today's show, I discuss writing, publishing and book marketing with Dean Crawford.

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I love using visuals in marketing, but I haven't personally used infographics. So today, I am thrilled to introduce Ashley Kimler who explains how to use infographics as part of your book marketing process. 

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It takes time and effort, but you can build a community of authors, even if you feel like a complete outsider right now.

This article stems from an increasing number of emails I've been getting about how hard it is to find author friends and how lonely some people feel. But it doesn't have to be that way.
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