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FAQ

FAQ

  1. What is the Author's Corner?

    The Author’s Corner is a FREE social-networking site for authors, writers, bloggers, poets, and readers. It features information on new and pre-existing authors, their books, and how you can get in contact with them. It also features video and discussion blogs that are posted daily on a variety of hot topics ranging from life and love to business and pleasure. Feel free to browse around and become a member of the site by clicking here.

  2. Who can become a member?

    Anyone who has an email address and is interested in networking with other writers, authors, and readers

  3. Does it cost anything to join?

    No. The Author’s Corner is free to join and only requires you to have an email address to sign up.

  4. How do I sign up?

    To sign up, just click here. Once you’re on the page, enter in the basic information it asks you.

  5. Does the Author Corner offer any help to new authors?

    Yes. The Author’s Corner offers a wide range of services for new and pre-existing authors. For a list of our services, click here.

  6. What's a good service to use if I am looking to gain more publicity and exposure?

    The Author Feature is a great service that will allow you to gain additional exposure and publicity for your book(s). If you would like to have a spot, just send an email request to [email protected] Author slots may include one author photo, a description of your book(s), a written interview, a radio interview, a video book trailer, a Book Excerpt, & Author Contact Info. Take a look into our packages by clicking here.

  7. What is a good service to use if I need help with designing a website, a book cover, and finding a publisher?

    The Author’s Corner sister company, Coach Me to Publish offers coaching services for new and pre-existing authors on the following: (1) book composition (2) finding a publisher (2) designing a website (3) writing a press release (4) designing a book trailer (5) getting noticed and gaining publicity (6) and much more. To learn more about Coach Me, visit www.coachme2publish.com

  8. I have a book that I want to write, but I don't know where to begin. Can you help?

    Yes! Coach Me offers free coaching sessions on Sundays by appointment only. If you need help on any part of writing a book to publishing a book and getting noticed, send an email to [email protected]

  9. I have a book that needs to be edited, do you have any suggestions?

    Yes. The Author’s Corner features a list of helpful resources for writers an authors, including resources to companies that provide editing and proofreading services. To see a list of our resources, just click here.

  10. I am looking for a cheap printer or publisher to publish my book. Do you have any suggestions for that?

    Yes, the Author’s Corner’s Resources for Authors and Writers tab features several affordable companies that provide publishing and printing services. To see a list of those companies, just click here.

  11. I noticed that you have a bookstore. How can I get my books sold in your bookstore?

    To have your book sold in the Author’s Corner bookstore, send an email to [email protected] with the subject heading: BOOKSTORE SLOT REQUEST

  12. I am an avid reader and am looking for some great books to read. Where do I find them?

    The Author’s Corner is always updating their website with new feature authors, new books, and great reads. When you visit the Author’s Corner homepage at www.theofficialauthorscorner.com you will see a widget at the bottom that showcases books by some great authors. Also if you click on the “Book Reviews” tab, you will find a list of books by authors and their reviews. Take some time to browse the site; there are great books all over it!

  13. I have a book that I started on years ago, but can't seem to finish it. Can you help me?

    Yes! The act of starting a book but not finishing it or putting it off and neglecting it is a fairly common practice amongst authors and writers whose lives are filled with busy, busy, busy. If you need a boost with getting your work completed, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know.

  14. I'm a blogger and have a long-term goal of becoming a professional writer for a newspaper or print magazine, but I have no experience. Does the Author's Corner offer internships or positions for writers who are just looking to get some experience

    Yes! The Author’s Corner is now accepting applications for the following positions: Writer, Columnist, Journalist, & Editor. To begin the application, just click here.

  15. Do you provide book writing services for authors who'd like to have their life turned into a book?

    Yes. To request a quote and for a free consultation, email [email protected]

  16. I'm an author and would just like you guys to do reviews on my books. Can you help me out?

    Yes! The Author’s Corner is always eager to review books. For a free book review, send the following to [email protected]: (1) Your name (2) Name of your book(s) (3) A photo of your book cover (4) A 2-3 page excerpt from your book

  17. Does the Author's Corner do critiques as well?

    Yes. To have your work critiqued, please send in a 2-3 page excerpt to [email protected]

  18. How do I sell my book(s) as an eBook?

    There are many ways to go about selling your book as an ebook. The Author's Corner knows at least 5. Send us an email at [email protected] and we'll point you in the right direction!

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