Ivory Tower is a Publisher's Weekly "Editor's Pick"!

Jenkins has made an impressive start as a novelist. Publisher’s Weekly I’m so excited that I have to share this good news with everyone: my novel, Ivory Tower, has been reviewed and received the coveted editor’s pick star from Publisher’s Weekly! According to the PW …

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When Author Becomes Shipping Department…

As I mentioned in a previous blog about advanced copies, one of the best ways for independent authors to realize the highest profit margin on books is to sell them yourself, either hand-to-hand or through your website. If you do decide to make the plunge …

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Buy books this Small Business Saturday!

This local shopping Saturday, try buying gifts from independent authors like me. My novel is 5% off, and I’ll cover domestic shipping and tax. Get a copy from me before it’s available anywhere else! Click here to buy entertaining fiction and support a small business!

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UPDATE: Why Universities Cover Up Sexual Assault

Former TU student, Abby RossPhoto credit: The Frontier Dozens of alleged victims filed a class-action lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Ohio State University knowingly protected Dr. Richard Strauss, a university doctor employed by the school to treat mainly athletes. The report details the systematic …

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Sex Scandal at Ohio State University

Photo credit: The Frontier Dozens of alleged victims filed a class-action lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Ohio State University knowingly protected Dr. Richard Strauss, a university doctor employed by the school to treat mainly athletes. The report details the systematic abuse of 177 male …

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Advance copies are here!

It’s such a cliche–the photo of author’s copies when the box arrives–but I can’t help it. It’s such a great feeling! Thanks to Nick at Atmosphere Press, these copies of my novel look great and are ready to go. Now, I’ve got to move them. …

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The “Blurb” – A Writer’s Marketing Journey, pt 6

Everyone knows the ‘blurb,’ aka the quote usually on the back cover of a book that tells readers what’s go great about this particular book and why they should read it. But not every wrier may know how important and useful blurbs are. What is …

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Author’s Marketing Journey, pt. 5 – Website Building

I spent the entirety of my ‘Marketing Monday’ working on my website: grantmatthewjenkins.com. Most authors, particularly novelists, have them these days, and a website is an essential part of any marketing plan whether your are rep’d or self-published. Where do you start? For my website, …

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