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Hidden Gems of History

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

One of the greatest joys of writing historical fiction is those moments during the research process when you stumble upon some detail, some event, some facet of the historical truth which is, in fact, stranger than fiction.  These discoveries often fit perfectly, or with small changes allowed by artistic license, with the flow of your novel.  Other times these nuggets will be so dramatic and gripping that they will demand a change in the flow of the book. …


How to Have a Successful Book Signing

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

So you just got a book published; now what?  Well, have a book signing or three right?  That’s what all the big-name authors do after all isn’t it? But book signings don’t just happen, or at least they haven’t yet for me! Odds are unless you’ve been picked up by a huge publisher or are very established already (in which case you probably don’t need these tips) then you’ll have to do the leg work to line up a book signing in the first place, and secondly make it a success once you’re…


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At 10:50am on December 29, 2013, Kathy Harris said…

Hi, Nathan! WELCOME TO TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!


We’re glad you’re here!! Here are ways you can get involved…



Read a great book you want to tell others about? Here’s the place! Each month a box is set up (on the right hand corner of the front page) for nominations of fiction and non-fiction books. After the nomination period, the community votes on “book of the month” for each category. 


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SET UP a Book Club Page for your group. Post the books your group has read or will be reading in 2013. Post pictures of book events. Hold your book meeting online. Ask the author to join you! Be creative. We also have lots of book ideas for your group.



Videos about AUTHOR INTERVIEWS and BOOK EVENTS related to the current issue of TBCN magazine, BOOK FUN, are posted on the front page of TBCN!!


The magazine is FREE!! CHECK IT OUT!! Here’s the link


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