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A Year After Self Publishing

I have been writing and curating articles for self publishing for some time now and I feel I have truly learned and shared valuable lessons regarding this field. Today though, I came across an interesting article which I would like to share. It is a writer’s first-hand account on the lessons he learned a year […]

Self-Publishing Self-Test: How To Determine If You’re A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing Your Book

“On first glance, self-publishing a book can seem like the best way to get a book into print. And sometimes, it is. But in the publishing industry, it’s always important to look before you leap. And so we’ve devised a series of questions that authors should ask themselves before taking the plunge into self-publishing. Self-Publishing Your […]

30 Writing Tips From Famous Authors

30 Writing Tips From Famous Authors We all have that writer or author we look up to. Who we wish we can meet in person and ask some advice on how to do it right it writing. The link above will show you 30 useful albeit witty advises from some of the famous writers. You […]

Why You Want Fellow Authors to Succeed

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
You want your fellow authors to be successful. You even want books similar to yours to do well. And it’s not just about creating good karma. It makes good business sense, too. Some would have you believe that the way to thrive in the competitive publishing business is to play the…

The Vulnerable Author

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
Introduction Once you press that publish button, your book will be publicly visible. This allows the general public to discover and purchase your book, but it also makes you vulnerable. What could happen? You could spend years researching and producing a book, and in just a few seconds someone can write…

On Authorial “Frauditis”

Originally posted on Creative Writing with the Crimson League:
Feeling like a writer fraud…. I think this happens to all of us authors, for various reasons. A big case of frauditis struck me this morning, and it’s all because I needed to look something up in one of my Herezoth novels. That happens when you’re…

Back From My Hiatus

Hi Everyone! I’m sorry I have not been active lately. The post below may explain things but I am back now with this entry for a blogging contest. Odd that it may be about travel, I hope you can support this advocacy (simply by reading this blog) as much as you support my advocacy for […]

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10 Easy-To-Follow Steps On Creating A Blog For Your Book

One of the areas that you need to take care of when self-publishing your book is how to market it effectively so that potential readers will get to know about it, hopefully like it, and ultimately buys it! Of the many social media marketing outlets you can use on marketing your book, WordPress is recommended […]

Nine Questions To Ask Before Submitting A Manuscript

Nine Questions To Ask Before Submitting A Manuscript

Originally written by Keith Ogorek on Indie Book Writers The time to start thinking about your marketing plan is before you even submit your manuscript for publication. Having clear answers to these questions is the key to building an effective marketing plan. Here are some essential questions for you to consider: 1.) WHAT ARE YOUR […]

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All About ISBN

Originally posted on Go-Publish-Yourself What is an ISBN Number? The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a thirteen-digit number that uniquely identifies a book regardless of format (hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook, etc). Books published before January 1, 2007 had ten-digit ISBNs. Since then, thirteen-digit ISBN numbers have become standard. An ISBN number is needed to […]

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Hugh Howey and Simon & Schuster: The Beginning of WOOL World

This is a story of how Hugh Howey’s WOOL got a unique publishing deal with Simon & Schuster. ᔥ This article is first published by and as read on The Huffington Post “It was about the partnership. It was about fair contracts for these unusual times in which we now find ourselves. It isn’t […]

12 basic steps for self publishing

Top 12 Basic Self-Publishing Steps

Originally written by caseyvoight on Megaphone Society, Publishing Step #1. Write and copyright your novel. Writing my novel was not a full-time job, I already had one of those. Instead I wrote on weekends, during my son’s naps, late nights when I couldn’t sleep, so all–in–all it took me 2 years to get it written. […]

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The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 1)

Originally posted on USA Book News African-American Studies WINNER Book Title: Becoming a Women of Substance Author: Jennifer C. McKelvey Publisher: Xlibris ISBN: 978-1-4691-5138-0 Finalist: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969 by Marion Woodfork Simmons – Woodfork Genealogy LLC – 978-0-615-53092-5 Animals/Pets: General WINNER Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Dog […]

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Six Simple Book Cover Design Tips

ᔥOriginally posted on The Indie Book Writers Blog Even with the growth of ebooks, book covers are still an important issue for authors to consider.  So I asked some book designers I respect to offer some keys to creating a great cover for print and digital formats. Here are six simple things you can do […]

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Review: DEAD HEAT by Bronwyn Parry

Review: DEAD HEAT by Bronwyn Parry

Originally posted on Fair Dinkum Crime:
I am not a fan of the relatively modern trend towards narrower and narrower ‘genrefication’ of fiction because I believe it repels more readers than it attracts (though I’ll admit this is based on anecdotal and experiential evidence rather than the scientific kind). For example, my expectations that something…

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This isn’t a Book, it’s a Business

This isn’t a Book, it’s a Business

Originally posted on Chele Cooke:
Anyone who has ever met my mother could swear that when I was born, mum wasn’t hoping for a bundle of joy in a girl or a boy, she was hoping for a spreadsheet. My mum is a software engineer by trade, an excel addict by… well, I don’t know…

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How to define a writer? Writers are this:

How to define a writer? Writers are this:

Originally posted on Creative Writing with the Crimson League:
As I get “The King’s Sons” ready for publication at the end of the month (yikes!) and put together my writer’s handbook, “Writing for You: A Novelist’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction,” I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the things that define us…

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Self-Publishing: A Wonderful Phenomenom

Self-Publishing: A Wonderful Phenomenom

Self-publishing ‘wonderful phenomenon. BBC News. 1 May 2013 2012 was a record year for the UK publishing industry, according to newly released figures from The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook. Total revenues of £3.34 billion were the highest ever recorded. Digital sales (ebooks and audiobooks) were up 66% to £411 million, while sales of physical books […]


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