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People buy books for all kinds of reasons.  There is no single way to tell how they are buying them, but I can give you tips on how to make yours stand out from the pack.  What makes me an expert?  I love books; I buy books and I handle authors’ books every single day.  Some sell like hotcakes and then some don’t make that bestselling status and the author wonders what they are doing wrong?

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