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News from Book Country Director Lucy Silag

Today I have some bittersweet news to share with the Book Country community: I’m leaving my role as Book Country Director and moving to a new position inside Penguin Random House, as Assistant Director of Publicity at Random House. As you might know, my…

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What Are Your 2016 Writing Resolutions?

Quick, while the new year is still fresh: It’s time to make your 2016 writing resolutions! What’s that? You haven’t made a writing resolution for the new year yet? If not, here are some ideas: Finish a draft of my novel. Workshop my novel on Book Country.…

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Thank you for writing with us!

It’s been another exciting year in the Book Country community, with members writing thousands of new words, completing their WIPs, reaching revision milestones, winning National Novel Writing Month, publishing, and plotting sequels. The community has…

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How to Take Perfect Social Media Profile Photos

A picture is said to speak a thousand words, and determining the best visual to use for your social media profiles can be a daunting task. Below, book marketing and publicity experts share tips and best practices to help writers and authors literally put…

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Ways to "Put Yourself Out There" as a Writer

Was there ever a more generic piece of advice to writers than “put yourself out there”? I hear this constantly, and yes, I often say it myself. It’s worth investigating what it really means to “put yourself out there as a writer.” Which writers are…

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Book Country Was Featured on LinkedIn Pulse

Over the weekend, an essay I wrote about Book Country and the benefits of online workshopping for writers called “Emerging Writers: Treat Your Book Like a Start-Up” was featured on LinkedIn’s Pulse blog. Check it out here! You can also download an…

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It seems like a great time of year to give a big thanks to our community members who’ve taken the time to write guest posts for the Book Country blog. Book Country members have shared incredible insights on writing and publishing with us over the years.…

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The Penguin Hotline

As writers, we all know how important it is to support other writers by buying and sharing each other’s work. And with Penguin Random House’s #GiveaBook program, there’s a lot of good you can do by giving books as gifts this holiday season. But what book…

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We’ve been making progress on Book Country improvement projects. As you likely already noticed, the discussion boards now include member avatars alongside posts. (Click through the image to the discussion board to see how it looks on the site.)

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Book Country will be at the San Francisco Writers Conference 2016!

We’re excited to announce that Book Country will be returning to the San Francisco Writers Conference in February 2016! What: One of the best writers’ conferences in the country, with authors, agents, editors, and other publishing industry professionals…
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