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For Publishers and Authors: How To Fix Problems on Amazon.com

Amazon.com is one of the largest platforms for book distribution in the world, but the automation necessary to keep the behemoth running has resulted in many headaches for book publishers and authors. In this new column, you’ll learn about the strategies the Front Edge Publishing team uses to navigate the mighty Amazon.

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What are the best state-wide book awards? Top 5 Regional Book Awards for Independent Authors

Winning a book award can be a valuable boost in promoting your book. Marketing expert Susan Stitt writes the second in our three-part series on finding your way through the dense forest of the more than 6,000 book contests held each year across the U.S. In this part of the series, Susan urges authors to start by looking locally for regional book awards. She includes our list of the Top 5 Regional Book Awards.

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What Is the Value of Entering Contests for Book Awards and Prizes?

Book awards heighten the authority of a book. Readers are impressed that independent judges have concluded your book has special value. In this first of three columns about book awards, Editor David Crumm explains why awards matter in marketing new books. He also answers questions such as: How many book contests are there? How much does it cost to enter?

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