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Books by Black Authors to Look Forward to In 2016

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Black Deutschland, by Darryl Pinckney; Fuchsia, by Mahtem Shiferraw; Hunger, by Roxane Gay MACMILLAN; NEBRASKA PRESS; HARPERCOLLINS Black Deutschland, by Darryl Pinckney; Fuchsia, by Mahtem Shiferraw; Hunger, by Roxane Gay
MACMILLAN; NEBRASKA PRESS; HARPERCOLLINS

You’ll want to keep this list handy throughout the year for some compelling reading.

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Writing Tip: Know Your Target Audience

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Writing Tip: Know Your Target Audience

Everything we write has a target audience. Some writers are dedicated to a particular group of people, such as young adults, and others are focused on an audience with a particular interest, such as historical fiction. Audiences can be based on age, gender, race, religion, country, social class, interest and many other things. When we write, we should think about our target audience and what they would like to read.

For example, you wouldn’t include a graphic sex scene in a piece of fiction aimed at teenagers (leave that for a adult fiction!). You also don’t want to include explicit language. Equally, if you’re writing a poem about love, you main audience probably isn’t going to be middle-aged men (though I’m sure some of you really enjoy a good love sonnet if you’re perfectly honest). When you choose the language to include in…

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Goodreads: An introductory guide of authors

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If you want to sell books, go where readers congregate. And that place is Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Eighteen million readers and authors have registered with the site since it began in 2007. An estimated 570 million books with 24 million reviews are on the site. With numbers like those, no author should be neglecting to connect and be on Goodreads.

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The people on Goodreads tend to be serious readers. These are not the people interested in collecting free ebook downloads. These are readers, book buyers, reviewers and bloggers. These are readers who want to buy, talk about and review your book.

Signing Up

If you aren’t already a member, your first order of business is to sign up for a free account. It is as simple as entering your name and email address and creating a password. Once you are…

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