Reread Your Favorite Books!

Some people could not fathom picking up the same book twice, but I have a few reasons why you should!

They give us comfort. 

Reread one of your favorite books to feel the same emotions you felt the first time. There is a reason why it’s your favorite, it felt good to read. 

The movie adaptation is coming out. 

I do this over and over again. I read the book but it is turning into a movie, so I need to brush up on the book to make sure they stick to the roots!

You’re older. 

You read the book as a kid, or for required reading and you want to give it another go. 

You missed it the first time.

You read a book thinking it would open your mind to something new but you didn’t quite get there…but you should read it again to explore new possibilities.

Family/Personal traditions. 

Maybe you have or want to start a tradition where you read the same book every year or so to reflect a special time in your life. 

You know all the facts.

It is great to reread a murder mystery when you already know who did it! Find out all those clues from a different perspective. 

Why do you reread your favorite books? Let us know your must reads!

Publishing Trends of 2020

It is best to tackle the future with some indication of what is most likely to be on trend. While no one can truly predict the future here is some of the industry’s best interpretation of what 2020 will bring!

  1. Audiobooks will continue to gain popularity, and more indie authors will seek to have their work converted to this format.
  2. Running ads will be a requirement
    1. Getting your books in front of readers for free will be more difficult. Now is the time to get internet savvy and use paid advertising!
  3. The ebook market will grow even more in 2020.
    1. As more young readers enter the market ebooks will increase.
  4. Email lists will increase in value.
    1. Your emailing list is a valuable marketing tool. Remember readers who are giving you their email are opting in, they want you to email them!

These are just a few publishing trends that we might see in 2020, but there are definitely more! A big takeaway is the push toward alternatives to paperbacks, with the focus on audiobooks and ebooks, as well as upping the ante on marketing!

Have a great 2020!  

Valentine’s Day Book Inspired Films

Kick up your feet and relax this Valentines Day! While some people may not enjoy reading as much as others, you can still get the best of both worlds by watching a film based on a book! 

Maybe you didn’t know these films were books..scroll to find out! 

Now you can cozy up to one of these movies tonight, and maybe it will inspire you to read the book as well!

Happy Valentines Day!

Share the Love – With a Valentine Card

The time of hearts and the color pink are upon us. Embrace this Valentine’s Day and make a handwritten card for your loved ones this year. There’s still more than enough time to get crafty!

This activity isn’t just for toddlers or elementary students (even though it is a great way to keep them occupied), you can tastefully make a card at any age. I hope these pictures will give you some inspiration:

Fingerprint Heart Tree

Embroidered Heart Card

Bouquet of Hearts

Hearts in a Jar

Don’t forget to add your own personal touch, and have fun with it! Add your favorite poem or inside joke to make it special. It’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Happy (almost) Valentines Day!

Put Your Story on the Big Screen – Using TaleFlick

Do you want to see your story on the big screen? Look into TaleFlick. They help authors get their original stories made into movies and tv series. 

In such a creative hungry industry producers are constantly looking for the next thing, and your story can help them get there! Imagine your story coming to life where more people can have access to it. Absolutely incredible

They break their process down from start to finish, giving you all the information you need. So, you’re probably thinking ‘what’s the catch’. Well you do have to pay a fee in order for their team to view your story. They have three different prices ranging from $88-$400. If it is something you are interested in start small and see how it goes!

https://taleflick.com/pages/about-us

This might be your big break! 

Have you used this program before? Let us know your thoughts! We just might be considering using the platform ourselves for select projects.

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The More the Merrier – Reading Multiple Books at Once

There is no right way to read. While some have to focus on one book at a time, others can be reading two or three books at a time, and even throw in an audiobook or two.. 

But believe it or not, there are actually benefits to reading multiple books at once. Here are a few:

  1. Helps you get through your TBR pile faster.

Do you have a long list of books that you want to finish by the end of the year? Well pick up two at the same time and boom! You will be finished before you know it. 

  1. You can balance your pleasure reading with your required reading. 

If you are still in school or you have to read a lot for your job, reading a second book will still give you that pleasure in reading. You can pick your own must reads while also reading your have to’s. 

  1. Balance emotional reads with lighthearted books. 

Have you been afraid to pick up a tear jerker because you know how it will affect your emotions? Try balancing it out with a fun quirky read so that way it won’t put a damper on your mood. 

  1. It allows you to enjoy books in many mediums. 

Reading multiple books at once is not only fun, but it’s easy with all the different forms! Listen to an audiobook on your commute, take an ebook with you in the car or to an activity, and enjoy a physical book at home. The possibilities are endless!

  1. It allows you to take advantage of all the benefits of reading. 

Life can have you down sometimes with work, bills to pay, and simply the everyday go to’s of life. Having a book that you can pick up to make you laugh when you’re sad, or take you to another world when you feel like having an adventure is a great way to get away for a little while. Read it all! 

Happy Reading!