What to Post on Your Author Facebook Page

Learn how to connect with readers through your author Facebook page.

Since you know social media is a great way to promote your book without spending a lot of money, you took the plunge and created your own author Facebook page—good job! Now, what do you do with it? Keeping your followers engaged and active on your posts is the most important part of your new…

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How to Set up and Use an Author Page on Facebook

You can, and should, create an author page on Facebook. Here's how!

Whether you are a first-time author or publishing your umpteenth manuscript, you can benefit from having your own author page on Facebook. While this might seem overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the Facebook platform, it is actually quite easy to set up and maintain. On top of that, it will strengthen your…

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The Cost of Illustrating a Children’s Book

The cost to hire an illustrator depends on many factors, including those discussed here by the self-publishing assistance experts at Publish Pros.

When writing a children’s book, the illustrations are a big part of the book. While the writing is important, you want to make sure the pictures match the story and grab your young readers’ attention. To help you understand children’s book illustration and pick the best illustrator for your story, Publish Pros has put together…

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How to Get an ISBN for Your Book

Use this guide from Publish Pros to get an ISBN for your book.

When you have finished writing, editing, and formatting a book and are ready to self-publish, the last thing on your mind may be getting an ISBN for it. But don’t forget this important step, or making your book available to a wider audience will be difficult. ISBNs—the series of numbers and black and white lines…

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Should Your Book Have a Prologue?

Learn whether or not you should include a book prologue in your writing project.

This is one of the great debates of writers and readers alike: Should a book have a prologue? Some believe prologues detract from the story and just serve as a boring prerequisite before the action begins. Others like having an intro with additional character background and scene information before the story starts. What is a…

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Author Spotlight: Terry Ward Tucker

Terry Ward Tucker is a self-published author of several books and a client of Publish Pros

Terry Ward Tucker, PhD, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her newest book, Arlena Returns, is the sequel to her best-selling novel, Charleston’s Elegant Sinners. Tucker’s earlier novel, Moonlight & Mill Whistles, received ForeWord Magazine’s Silver Book of the Year Award. Tucker also writes faith-based novels, screenplays, devotional books,…

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Can You Self-Publish for Free?

Can you self publish a book for free? Find out here!

With more and more authors wanting to publish their work, many of them are turning to self-publishing through Amazon or other publishing companies. This can be a good option for those uninterested in losing creative control over the manuscript or wasting time trying to secure a traditional publishing deal. But how much does it cost,…

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Setting the Setting in Your Book

Creating the right book setting will make your story even more enjoyable for your readers. Here's how.

Strong dialogue is a well-documented challenge for many authors, but, without a setting, the dialogue doesn’t matter. If this sounds shocking to you, consider setting a historical fiction piece in the wrong time period. How can the reader engage with the book if the details and dialogue are all wrong for the setting? Arguably the…

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Do You Need a Book Synopsis or Blurb for Your Back Cover?

Does your back cover need a book synopsis or blurb? Find out here from the self-publishing experts at Publish Pros.

Once you finish writing your book, you might feel like you’ve earned a break from writing. But an important part of selling your book is writing a compelling description to appeal to readers. So should you write a book synopsis or blurb for the back of your book, and what is the difference? Before you…

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