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Content Marketing for YA Authors

Content marketing is an excellent way to bring your YA novel to the attention of a new audience. If you are a YA author, you should give it a try.

As someone who writes YA books – if you haven't read my serial novel 'The Sunshine Time' yet, go and read it! - and who wants these books to find readers, marketing is a topic that I find endlessly fascinating. I have a high-key imagination and marketing is just the thing to egg me on.

I've gone from nightmare visions of standing on a street corner outside a big name book shop that won't stock my book because I'm self-published, screaming,“Buy my book! Buy my book! Oi, why are you going in there? Come back HERE and BUY my book!” to nightmare visions of fans and The Daily Mail creatives standing on the pavement outside my house, screaming, “Come out, come out! And let us help you hawk your book with the latest scandal in your personal life!”

Anything that gets you attention comes under the marketing umbrella – selling is a different game – but, I'm happy to say, it doesn't have to be the sort of attention that comes from making a complete and utter fool of yourself. It is quite possible to be subtle and classy. In fact, in a competitive industry, where everyone is scrambling to get into the limelight, it might even be smarter to step away from the stampede and take the path of less cacophony.

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Written by Sonal Panse

Writing, Reading, and Propaganda

A look at how reading influences writing and how writers must be aware of how propaganda works.

Writing is one of those complex skills that can be taught only so far and no further. Once you know how the grammar works and have a fair amount of vocabulary in the arsenal, you are on your own as regards to how you put everything together and create what can credibly be described as good writing. By good writing, I mean a work which, along with an elegant turn of phrasing, shows clarity of expression and clarity of thought, makes the precise point it wants to, and can be reasonably understood by a knowledgeable audience, should they choose to read it.

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Written by Sonal Panse

New Adventures Ahead - 2017

We look forward to new and interesting things in 2017.

The plan right now is - 

120 Paintings

120 Designs

120 Illustrations

120 Drawings

48 Articles

12 Novels

12 Picture Books

12 Coloring Books

48 Comic Strips

24 YA Serial Episodes

365 Cooking Videos

24 Educational Apps

12 Personal Projects

Written by Sonal Panse
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