Category Archives: Writing & Promotion

The First Giveaway of My First Book!

Goodreads Book Giveaway A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn Giveaway ends June 30, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win

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Favorite Christian Fiction Book Reviewers

Book reviews. Readers rely on them when choosing which books to buy. Book reviewers. Writers treasure them for taking time to share their thoughts. In my post, The 3 Most Effective Book Review Locations, I published the results of a … Continue reading

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Great Covers Begin with Art Fact Sheets

After you sell a book (!) and the contract is inked, one of the documents you’ll receive from your publisher is an Art Fact Sheet, which an author is asked to complete in order to help the publisher’s design team … Continue reading

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Cover Love

Covers are important. I know we’re advised not to judge books by them, but I do anyhow. My publisher sent me the finalized version of my cover, which I’m now able to share. I think Barbour’s team did a great … Continue reading

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Happily Ever Afters: Fact or Fiction?

I’m a huge fan of stories with happy endings. I love seeing couples experience the thrill of meeting, getting to know one another, and realizing that they’re in love. A happy ending is the frosting on a mighty tasty cake. … Continue reading

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The What, Why and How of Tagging Books on Amazon

Tagging can be fun! Lest you think I’ve changed my ways and am ready to hit the local overpasses or old buildings with a can of spray paint, let me assure you this version of tagging is totally legal. All … Continue reading

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One BIG Advantage of a Traditional Publisher

There are many publishing avenues available to writers today, each with its own set of advantages. My dream was to go the traditional route, even though I knew it would take time and that my chances of “making it” were … Continue reading

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