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How Long Should A Self-Published Book Be?

How Long Should A Self-Published Book Be?

One of the most common questions I am asked lately is, “How long are your books?” or “How long should my self-published book be?” This is a great question, and I think there are four main things you should take into consideration when planning out the target word count for your novel. The Top 4 […]

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Mini Marketing Tips For Authors: Great Taglines

Mini Marketing Tips For Authors: Great Taglines

I have a great mini marketing tip for you guys today. Writing a handful of punchy one-liners that hook readers in and make them want to read your story is an amazing way to increase your return on investment when you’re running ads or talking about your book. These are called “taglines” and they are […]

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How To Write A Best-Selling Series (And What Is An Anchor Series?)

How To Write A Best-Selling Series (And What Is An Anchor Series?)

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to bring to you a series of videos and posts where I will talk about how to write a bestselling series. In my last video, I shared with you my top tips for how I sold over half a million books self-publishing, and in that video, […]

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How I Sold Over Half A Million Books Self-Publishing

How I Sold Over Half A Million Books Self-Publishing

I am so excited to have the chance to talk about how I sold over half a million books so far in my self-publishing career. I self-published my first book, Beautiful Demons, back in October of 2010, and since then, I have sold more than 600,000 copies of my books. Of course, there are a […]

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My Journey To Writing What I Love

My Journey To Writing What I Love

Now that you’ve hopefully spent some time exploring what it is you truly want from your writing career, let’s talk about one of the next big decisions you’ll need to make on your road to being published. Where should you start? What book or series should you actually write? It sounds like such a simple […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Self-Publishing Strategy

5 Reasons Why You Need A Self-Publishing Strategy

One of the most important things you can do for yourself before your self-publish is to come up with a strong self-publishing strategy. So many authors who decide to self-publish jump in headfirst without thinking about their long term goals or plan, but I can tell you from years of experience that it’s almost always […]

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Top 5 Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

Top 5 Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

There are so many paths to publishing these days, and there’s no doubt that one of the most enticing ways is self-publishing. But is self-publishing right for you? What are the different pros and cons to self-publishing? Is this the path you should take? Or are there hidden dangers you haven’t thought about yet? When […]

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The One Thing You Need To Know Before You Self-Publish

The One Thing You Need To Know Before You Self-Publish

Let’s face it. Once you start thinking about publishing your book, things get overwhelming really fast. There are a thousand decisions to make about everything from cover art design to ebook vendors. The more you research, the more you feel like you know absolutely nothing. Deep breaths. Yes, there is a learning curve when it […]

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My First YouTube Video!

My First YouTube Video!

I am so excited to finally be launching this blog and YouTube channel that I have dreamed about for years. This is truly something I have been passionate about for a very long time. Every since I first decided to self-publish my own fiction back in 2010, I have wanted to spread the word about […]

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Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.

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