5 Ways to support small publishers (and why you should)

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[caption id="attachment_1961" align="alignleft" width="200"] A strampunk anthology by one of several Musa authors I represent[/caption] This month I've been talking a lot about how we can support great authors, and today I'd like to expand on that. It's not only important to support great authors, it's crucial that we support small publishers, especially if we want to become published authors ourselves. Here's the thing: there has never been a more exciting time in the history of humanity to become an author. Thanks to the digital revolution, there are more publishing options available than ever before, and the best thing for an author is options. With such a wide range of options available, authors can choose the best publishing option for them. There are dozens of small publishers online, and the Big…
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4 Reasons to participate in blog tours

[caption id="attachment_1891" align="alignleft" width="200"] One of the books I have on tour this month[/caption] Since I started working as a Promotions Specialist for Musa Publishing, I've started to think a lot about what I'll call karmic marketing.  Karmic marketing is when you actively spread the word about somebody else's work or host authors on your blog. Writers are great people, and we're all struggling to be heard, to stand out despite all the noise on the internet today. The vast majority of small press authors will notice if you share a lot of their blog posts or write a really stellar review of their book. They'll notice and they might just take the time to thank you. This gives you the opportunity to build a friendship with a fantastic writer. You'll enjoy the…
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