April 14, 2022

How to Market Your Book Without Losing Your Mind

Reading Time: 2 minutesYes, it’s so much more fun to write, but honestly I can share a few tips that will help you figure out how to market your book without totally losing your mind! First, create a plan. And no, it doesn’t have to be super complicated, so if you’re “not a planner” stick with me – it’s just to provide a bit more structure. Download our Monthly Book Marketing Planner from the Resources section below if you haven’t already. Print out a few month’s worth, and grab a pen. What are you already doing that you feel pretty...

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Neither Saints Nor Monsters: The Depiction of Women in Contemporary Crime Fiction

Popular culture has historically bolstered the stereotype of the saintly woman as someone who works quietly needing no recognition. She is always ready to offer her all to the people she loves. She shrinks herself for others, waits for everyone else to make decisions for her, and is reluctant to take up space. Saintly women are martyrs and ideal mothers who don’t have even one mean bone in their bodies and are ever tolerant of all the injustices doled out to them. Sometimes these women are long-suffering wives, like Lorrie Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s “Sully”. And sometimes a saintly woman...

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