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Indie Author Awards

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

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In my time working with Indie Authors I have found that many authors do not know there are dozens of awards out their that indie and self-published books are eligible to win. Like making an ebook free for a limited time, entering for an award can be a great marketing tool. To help get you […]

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Finding out how to reach an audience at the Self-Publishing Book Expo

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Author Rachel in the OC and BiblioCrunch CEO Miral Sattar

BiblioCrunch and hundreds of writers and book professionals came together at The Sheraton Hotel at Midtown Manhattan for the Self-Publishing Book Expo. Perhaps the most striking part of all this was the date: October 27, just before Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast. We hope our readers and all who attended the event made it through […]

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How to do a virtual writing group with Skype, Google Hangout, or FaceTime

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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Everyone once in awhile I join the Twitter chat #writestuff to exchange writing ideas and tips. The chat, hosted by teacher-writer Andrea Cumbo (@andilit), happens every Tuesday night. In a recent chat I mentioned how virtual writing groups are a good way to stay motivated.  I got a lot of questions and decided to chronicle […]

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Stay motivated – NaNoWriMo 10 minute writing sprints

Monday, November 5th, 2012

BiblioCrunch is a sponsor of National Novel Writing Month

Trying to stay motivated during NaNoWriMo? Join us during our 10 minute writing sprints.  

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We’re excited to be an official sponsor for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

BiblioCrunch is a sponsor of National Novel Writing Month

Dear NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) participants, I’m Miral Sattar, writer/journalist/techie and founder of BiblioCrunch. Kudos to you for embarking on this novel-writing challenge! We’re proud to be an official sponsor for NaNoWriMo and we’ll be supporting our authors in a variety of ways. To start we’ll be hosting a series of Twitter chats on […]

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Ways to Promote Your Free eBook

Friday, October 26th, 2012


Earlier in the week we covered the sites to help you promote your book when it’s free. Here’s a list of other (simple) steps to take to promote your books.

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Sites to spread the word about your free ebook

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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Free ebooks have become one of the many marketing tools used by self-published authors to promote their work.

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Exclusive CUNYJCamp Discount for BiblioCrunch Readers and Members!

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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Today we have a pretty exciting discount for you! We’ve partnered up with CUNYJCamp. Users who register with BC2012 get 10% off CUNYJCamp classes! CUNY J Camp is all about efficient learning for busy professionals. They offer multimedia training and journalism workshops in the heart of Manhattan, at the City University of New York’s Graduate School […]

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“What is a blog tour?” Interview with Author/Marketer S.R. Johannes + giveaway

Monday, October 15th, 2012

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Today I am so happy to be interviewing Shelli (S.R.) Johannes, author of the Nature of Grace series and marketing maven. Shelli has been on tour for the last six weeks and has come to share her great advice. Hello Shelli! Thank you so much for joining us today on the BiblioCrunch Blog. Can you […]

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Interview with Book Marketing Maven Dan Blank

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

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Today we’re excited to cover the topic of  book marketing in our interview with Dan Blank. With our interview series we hope to give you tips from the pros on marketing, formatting, writing, editing, cover design and everything involved with the book publishing process. 

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Worldreader uses ebook tech to bridge the reading gap in African countries

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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The media often talks about how ebooks keep changing the consumer world. As more and more people buy eReaders and make their purchases on digital marketplaces, the sales for ebooks are starting to catch up to their print brothers. But how can this technology help those in need through ways not possible before? A former […]

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How to preview your eBook EPUB files on your iPad using Dropbox

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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An easy way to preview your eBook files on your iPad is by using Dropbox.

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Giveaway Winners!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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Out of all of the cool things I do for my job my favorite has to be when I get to giveaway  awesome things to people. And today is one of those awesome days. As a thank you and welcome to our new blog we offered three prizes, and here are the winners! Premium membership […]

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