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Series: Issue #11 - March 2022

Featured Author
Marion Hermannsen

Steve Higgs, Fast And Furiously Cozy

Steve Higgs is a man of contradictions—a tough ex-army man who writes about a bad-tempered, crime-solving police dog and a bored housewife-turned-sleuth. He’s also known as the British author who wrote over sixty books in three years. He is funny,

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Flags in the sky
Laurel Decher

Marketing Translations

Introducing your translated book to readers can be an excellent form of virtual travel. Just think of all those new friends you can visit when the world opens back up.  Travelers—especially writers—often collect surprising experiences and specific, colorful, and possibly

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Comparison. Portrait of beautiful woman
Angela Archer

The Truth about Comparisonitis

Practice Gratitude  Instead of comparing yourself with others, try comparing yourself with where you were a year ago. Focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go, and you’ll realize how successful you already are. We’ve

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Indie Author Tools

AskALLi Podcast: Advanced Self-Publishing

Hosted by Orna Ross and Joanna Penn Podcast: first Friday, 1pm London time. (Livestream: first Tuesday, 7pm London time.) Top tips and tools for running a successful author business, plus analysis of the latest self-publishing news and trends. This show

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Indie Author Tools

Novel Marketing

Author Media presents Novel Marketing the longest-running book marketing podcast in the world. This is the show for writers who want to build their platform, sell more books, and change the world with writing worth talking about.  Whether you self

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Ambulance van rushes down the highway
Devil in the Details
Jamie Davis

Devil in the Details: Emergency Medical Services

As authors, we put our characters through a variety of dangerous situations and often end up with some injured or ill. When we do this in a modern world, that character may encounter Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams in their

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Indie Author Tools

Launch Your Book With Anna David

Make no mistake; if you’re an author, you’re an entrepreneur. You’re selling the world on your book, aren’t you? Of course, it’s not as easy as launching a business and then tossing any old book up on Amazon. That’s why

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10 Tips
Gill Fernley

10Tips For BookBub

No doubt you’re reading this, hoping we’ll divulge the ultimate secret to getting accepted for a BookBub Featured Deal. And of course, we’re going to talk about it. But there’s far more to BookBub than just that. 1) Snag a

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empty chair in the office / business
Health & Wellness
Jacqueline Harmon

Choosing the Right Chair

As writers, we can’t avoid spending time sitting in a chair, and this can lead to both bad posture and pain. This pain is often, although not exclusively, in the back, neck, and shoulders. When it’s time to think about

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Foreign languages translation or learning languages online. Mobile phone or smartphone
Bre Lockhart

Getting Deep into Translations with DeepL

There’s nothing like a native speaker to help translate a text. But what if there were advanced AI technology that could help bring translated books into the world more quickly and with less of a dent to the author’s budget?

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Military Woman in Server Room
Genre Tropes
Greg Fishbone

Genre Tropes: Military Science Fiction

Military SF infuses speculative technologies and interplanetary conflicts into the Military genre. The result is better guns, bigger battles, higher stakes, and a platform for social commentary. Science in Military SF tends toward the more realistic side, applying the same

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From the Publisher
Chelle Honiker

When You’re Just a Little Stitious

Like Michael Scott from The Office, I’m not superstitious, but I am a little “stitious.” I don’t open umbrellas inside. I throw spilled salt over my left shoulder. I don’t walk under ladders. And I never say, “It’s going to

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Exchange students and language school for different people
Alice Briggs

Is Your Book Multilingual?

Considerations for the Translation Question As indie authors expand their businesses, they are pushing the boundaries into new languages. While this is a great path forward, full of exciting possibilities, some issues arise when you don’t speak the language you

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Dear Indie Annie
Indie Annie

Wasting My Time

Dear Indie Annie, My family thinks I’m wasting my time writing. They interrupt me frequently and expect me to drop what I’m doing since they don’t think I’m doing anything important. How can I convince them I want this to

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Chelle Honiker

Head in the Clouds: Amazon AWS Basics for Authors 

In 1984, the first Terminator film thrilled audiences, and we were introduced to SKYNET, the network of supercomputers powering the world, described by one character as “hooked into everything, trusted to run it all … a new order of intelligence.”

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