All Posts by Dixie Carlton

How to Pick a Genre for Marketing Books

When asked what I write about, I often stumble over the genre, because it’s a bit complicated in my own head.   Partly this is because I have two distinct areas I work in; one being business/marketing non-fiction and expertise coaching.  This is where I’ve focused my work as a writer and speaker for a […]

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Author Toolbox

One thing that I’ve learned through nearly a decade of working in the book business, is that you can never have too much help to market your work.   So I’m going to share with you some of my favorite author tools – and some of these are recently discovered. Firs: Booklaunch.io is far and away […]

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Share the news…

I have a lovely and talented friend who is releasing her first novel tomorrow called Fraud and Fabrication (you can access details here) and it’s reminded me all over again just how incredibly time consuming launching a book can be.   Most people assume the writing is the hard part, but by comparison that’s actually […]

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How long does it take to write a book

I’m often asked e question; how long does it take to write a book?  As a part time author, I’m not allowed the luxury of writing every day, and I have a busy life away from my keyboard so it’s a fair question. For most authors, writing a book can take years or just a […]

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Five Four Three Two One… Ready!

I’m now only days away from launching my latest novel and I’m so nervous, excited, busy, and tense about it all at the same time.  But I’m also focused on seeing how well I can test a few theories about social media, Amazon, Ranking systems, and a host of other things. As someone who’s been […]

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Novel Number Two!

I’ve just finished the final proofing novel number two – Beyond the Shadows – and I’m very excited about it being made available on Kindle in time for Christmas.  So all you holiday readers will be able to enjoy a slice of romantic drama. The second book is a lot different to the first, and […]

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Now on Kindle

Margaret is now on Kindle – which is exciting for me as an author, but also great for you the readers, as the affordability of books, as well as their easy portability is even greater with Kindle.    One of the things I personally love about Kindle is the ability to read at night, on […]

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The London Book Fair Means…

Exciting news for me, which means EXTRA options for you. I was talking with my publishers at Panoma Press the other day, and was told my book will feature at the London Book Fair for the entire three busy days – this means that although they have hundreds of books to display there each year, […]

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