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PublishedBestsellers.com Unveils Three Key initiatives to Help Authors Become Bestsellers

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PublishedBestsellers.com unveils three key initiatives to assist authors with improving their writing, get published and become bestsellers. 1. Book Reviews 2. Writing Competitions 3. Marketing Tips and Advice Book Review: PublishedBestsellers.com accepts a limited number of new books for review. It is recognised that sometimes books may be overlooked due to lack of marketing, unknown authors, saturation of the market or odd subjects. The goal of PublishedBestsellers.com is to expose published works to the general public and "we pledge to offer unbiased book reviews cutting across a multitude of subjects and genres". So please feel free to send in review requests. Writing Competitions: Are you a writer and has got what it takes? Entering a writing competition is a great initiative and could put new authors work a step closer to becoming a published bestseller. Besides the publicity associated with the event organisation, there is an opportunity of receiving a positi

A Genuine Fake ...a new commercial fiction novel

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Fred Maddox releases a new commercial fiction novel with a tightly-woven, deft and thought-provoking plot that will keep you engrossed right till the end. In this novel the author entertains, informs and intrigues his readers in equal measure. The Plot Tracy Gray had lost both her parents; her mother, tragically in a car accident when she was a youngster and now her father through a heart attack, brought on by the stress of trying to keep his antique business afloat. Taking over the business Tracy soon realised what her father had been up against. An influx of rich men, instant millionaires, with money made from the stock exchange or the property boom, were frequenting the antique sale rooms and effectively pricing antiques out of her father’s reach and adversely affecting his business. She immediately blamed her father’s death on these men and began to formulate a plan for retribution. Her determination to hit back at these people became an obsession…! ..a gripping tale of gre

Captain Damnation and other strange tales - Anthology of short stories

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Harry Riley releases a collection of bone chilling short stories that will defy your efforts to put it down. This collection of short stories will intrigue and shock you in equal measure. A collection of strange and quirky tales with a touch of black humour from an author who is an unashamed admirer of Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, and Roald Dahl’s quirky tales. These strange tales are written from the author’s earliest childhood memories of blood curdling yarns on the radio, spoken by a man with a dark sepulchral voice. Author Harry Riley says; “these memories have left me with a lifetime’s passion for what were once known as ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ or American Dime Novels: lurid tales of mysterious mayhem designed to deliciously shock and horrify our impressionable young minds.” “Science can explain away so many mysteries but it is often the creepy-unexpected that trips you up and opens the door to superstitious dread”. Find out more: Captain Damnation

A truly magical book: The Wishing Book 3 - Extermination

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Grahame Howard launches the sequel to The Wishing Book 2, a fantasy fiction novel for children 7-11 years old. A magical book which makes all wishes come true is at the heart of these fascinating and action-packed adventures to Mars. A gut wrenching, nail-biting and terrifying adventure, laden with intrigue and twists around every corner – an experience the children will never forget…!              ...... Publisher ..A thrilling hair raising adventure full of suspense and intrigue                  .... publishedbestsellers.com Find out more: The Wishing Book 3 - Extermination . .

'Sins of the Father'_ A candid Review by Heather Webster, Nottingham

A review of Harry Riley’s ‘ Sins of the Father’ A brilliantly executed murder mystery novel which is ideally suited to reading whilst either lounging under the hot summer sun or curled up in front of a fire on a dark winters evening. A book that is riveting and kept me engrossed with its sinister plot and many twists and turns. Set in the beautiful countryside of Northumberland, in a typical village close to the River Tweed the story sets a fast pace from the outset. The leading characters are believable and the author manages to draw the reader into the dark depths of the psychotic and terrifying mind of Billy Turpin. A strong and at times, enigmatic character, evoking varied emotions from sympathy to outright disgust. The other main man, Doctor James Parker is a complete opposite and one with which the reader can probably identify and sympathize. To begin with he comes across as an unassuming and timid character but his strength and tenacity shine through as the novel takes the rea

reBlog from Anthony S. Policastro: Writing is About Putting Yourself to Words

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I found this fascinating quote today: Whether you are self-published or published by a traditional house, you will have to market, promote and sell your book. With print book sales declining, and ebook sales exploding, traditional publishers are forced to rely on the authors to promote and sell their books. They no longer have the unlimited marketing budgets of the past. Anthony S. Policastro, Writing is About Putting Yourself to Words , May 2010 You should read the whole article.

How to Sell Books to Gift Shops and Specialty Retailers

Bookstores are the traditional place to sell books, but sales opportunities abound with gift shops and specialty retailers. Potential retail markets for books include national chain stores, regional chains, thousands of small independently owned gift and specialty shops, and specialty online stores. One advantage of marketing a book to gift and specialty stores is that there is usually little competition from other books. And retailers have the opportunity to cross-promote your book with related items. Look for retailers that are a good fit for your particular book and don't be afraid to think outside the box. Here are a few examples of places to market a book: Cookbooks in kitchen shops, gift shops, specialty food stores, and upscale grocery stores Children's books in toy stores and the gift shops of children's and science museums Gardening books at gardening centers, gift shops, and botanical gardens Chic lit and gift books in clothing boutiques Travel guides and