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7 Ways For New Bloggers to Reach Their Audience and Build Readership

There are many good reasons to start a blog, especially as a writer. With a blog, it’s possible, over time, to connect with your audience and build your readership. This could lead to anything from having one of your posts picked up for publication to simply forming a supportive community around your writing. If you’re looking for a place to start, follow these seven tips:

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Creating a Story Teller Version of your Children's Book

Finding a way to stand out among the saturated market of children’s books authors can be a challenge. I am a firm believer that the old face to face approach when marketing to children works best. Doing a live reading to children can not only be fun for you as an author, but it is a great way to get exposure. Giving your little fans a personal connection to you and your book is the best way to get them coming back for more. 

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UV Coating - A Book Cover's Best Friend!

Depending on which online book printer you decide to use, you will have a varying range of coating options for your book cover. Sometimes you’ll only have one option (personally I’d run screaming from that printer), and sometimes you’ll have so many it’ll make your head spin. And again, depending on which book printer you ask, you will hear wildly varying opinions on which is best.

At Steuben Press we consider ourselves straight-shooters about book printing, and I’d like to make an argument for UV coating not because it benefits us as the book printer, but because it might work great for your book cover. While it’s not always the right option, I believe it offers a balance of economy and style that’s difficult to match.

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Want High Quality Images in Your Book without Breaking the Bank?

Seeing your work in print is one of the most gratifying and rewarding parts of being a writer. While there is something special about having an e-book, the magic of print can still leave a writer’s skin tingling. That is why it is so important that you when you choose a company to print your book, you find an affordable and high quality printing company to do the job. 

A lot of places around the web, you  end up sacrificing quality to save money, but we here at Steuben Press don't think that needs to be the case. In fact, we pride ourselves on the affordability of our printing and the high quality of our books. One place where this is extremely apparent: images.

Whether you're looking for simple black and white images in your book, or stunning full-color images and spreads, Steuben Press consistently out-performs other online book printing vendors in quality and pricing.

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Need a Review? Kirkus gives every author a chance.

It can be hard for an unknown author who is trying to break into the industry to get a review. In fact, it can seem downright impossible. However, there is a service that can makes this possible for you: Kirkus Reviews.

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The Press Release: 5 Simple Steps to Promote Your Book

You might already have a promotional plan for your self-published book on paper. You have a strategy in play and that's fantastic! However, there may be one area that you are overlooking when it comes to getting your name out there, and that is the press release. 

A press release can be a pretty powerful marketing tool when done correctly. Here are five simple ways to write a press release that will get your book noticed and reach your target audience.

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Book Marketing Tips & Tricks

Marketing your book can seem overwhelming, but you should have fun when marketing your book. Take the time to get to know your target market and market to them directly. We hope you find these book marketing tips and tricks to be helpful.

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Using Facebook to Promote Your Books

Whether you are an aspiring author or a seasoned self-publisher, you may not think that you have time to promote your book on social media. You might tell yourself, "I'm a writer! Not a promoter."

Truth is, it is not as hard as you think to market your book through Facebook. Here are a few tips to help you get started on promoting your work on Facebook. 

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Raising My Family Around the World

One of the best parts of working at Steuben Press is having the opportunity to work with the many talented authors. Linell M. Joyce (Lin) was an author that stood out to me, with her incredible story and beautiful book, Raising My Family Around the World ~ The Adventures of a CIA Wife and Mom in Stories, Snapshots and Letters

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Montez Self-Publishes as a Nonagenarian

C.S. Lewis, a man probably much wiser than the rest of us, once said “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Our client and good friend, Montez Roller Smith, has proved Mr. Lewis to be correct time and again over the past four years. Still publishing books well into her nineties, new books by Montez have become a regularity at Steuben Press.

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When I was looking for a printer for my first book I put the project on a nationwide search site. The very first applicant was Steuben Press. Their estimate remained competitive as more than thirty others flooded in. Since then, through two more books and multiple printings, Steuben Press has proved themselves efficient, timely, responsive, and when I call, it's like in "Cheers," a place they know your name. I recommend them without reservation.

– John McReynolds, California

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