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  • Building Your Mailing List

    Building Your Mailing List Building your mailing list can take more time, aggravation, tears, and patience than writing the actual book. Some people don't realize this, so it can come as an unexpected surprise. People don't like sharing their email. With the proliferation of spam and phishing a...
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  • The Elusive Mailing List, and Why You Need One

    For the most part, when people ask for your site, they'll be referring to your main author site or your Facebook page. The problem is that most sites don't give an opportunity for people to be reminded to come back. Facebook has its own hurdles, notably less organic reach, limiting posts, closing ...
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  • Beyond The Book Budget- Part 2

    Part 1- http://literarysocial.com/blog/100/basic-book-budgeting/ As promised, we are back with the sequel! You have planned for your book to be published, and have your budget set for that. What comes next? What else should you think about? Read on! For an indie author, publishing a book is on...
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  • Much Ado About Editing

    No one is perfect. That's as true today as it has always been, and will always be. We all make mistakes, sometimes ones we look back on and think "What in the world happened there?" This is why editing is a necessary part of the writing process. Your voice and your vision is only one part of a final...
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  • To Brag, or Not To Brag... That is the question.

    Many of us have a hard time writing or talking about ourselves. It's instinctive. Most people see any type of positive speaking on themselves as bragging, gloating, or the newest one, “humble-bragging”. A lot of us write because we have low self-esteem to begin with, and talking about ourselves is f...
  • Formatting: Fonts and Spacing

    At Liliom, most of our books are formatted to 6x9 size. We've delved into that here http://literarysocial.com/blog/97/pre-formatting/ which is worth a read to sort your full manuscript settings. Now while that blog describes the setup for the entire manuscript, there are some other concerns that nee...
  • Liliom Press Open Casting Call - Half Past Dread

    Back Blurb Shadows of a thousand years Rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, Nothing is ever as it seems. Monsters exist, whether they be real or wholly in our minds. Some of us enjoy the fear of the unknown, the thrill of danger that comes from something we can't understand. Others l...
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  • Liliom Press

    Hello everyone! We here at Liliom have a huge announcement... we will be officially opening in August 2016. We're so very excited and looking forward to it. Right now, we need people like you! Are you a blogger, a reader, or an avid reviewer? Do you want a chance to win free books and swag? We are...
  • Basic Book Budgeting

    We're often asked how much it costs to get a book all the way through the process and to the book release. The thing is, this is entirely up to the author. There are tons of different things that can be done, and you have to choose where your money will be best spent. Below, we'll share some of our ...
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  • Teasers

    Teasers help increase excitement for your books, and can earn you some pre-orders as well. However if you plan on running a Facebook party, or posting them anywhere, you need to be able to source your photos. Why is this important? This is why- http://www.livingfornaptime.com/starting-a-blog/blo...
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