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Book Cover: How You are Judged

Book Cover: How You are Judged

Whether people are browsing on Amazon or another bookselling platform or in their local bookstore, a book’s cover is the first element to attract them. That’s why a good book cover is vital to your book’s selling success. Whether you are self-publishing a book or...

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Why You Deserve to be a Writer

Why You Deserve to be a Writer

You may think your undertaking to write and publish your book is very different from sending a manuscript to a greedy publishing house whose main purpose is to profit from your desire to write, but you have other doubts. You may question: do you deserve to be a...

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What is Vanity Publishing?

What is Vanity Publishing?

You’re planning to write or you’ve just written a book. When you tell a friend about your project, he asks you about agents and publishing houses. You respond that you’ve looked into self-publishing, and you think you’ll follow that route. He doesn’t sneer (at least,...

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Publishing a Book – What are the Options?

Publishing a Book – What are the Options?

You have a wealth of knowledge that you want to share in a new way – through the publishing a book. You may have a body of work ready to repurpose (such as a blog you’ve maintained for several years) or a ghostwriter at the ready. Or you just really like to write; you...

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Top 7 Benefits of Writing Publications

Top 7 Benefits of Writing Publications

When you are sitting in front of a computer trying to write publications, you may wonder, “Is this really worth it?” Keep in mind these benefits when you question whether you should attempt to get something published. In this post, publications means articles and...

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Is Independent Publishing for You?

Is Independent Publishing for You?

When you tell people you know that you’re writing a book, you’re likely to get a lot of unasked-for opinions. They may ask you if you plan on independent publishing or approaching a traditional publisher. Some will offer their views about traditional publishing. “It’s...

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Do You Think Independent Publishing Is Too Expensive?

Do You Think Independent Publishing Is Too Expensive?

Do you think independent publishing is too expensive? Think again. You are driven to write a book. I understand. I’ve written 46 of them and the last 25 or so I have independently published (an upgraded term for self-publishing). Is it expensive to independently...

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Coeditors of a book:  Tips for Success

Coeditors of a book: Tips for Success

What does it take for coeditors to work together well? I've worked with coeditors on several of my textbooks. The Role of Coeditors Once your plan for your book includes more than about 12 chapters you will usually need help from a coeditor. A coeditor needs to be...

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Avoid the Sea of Publishing Scams

Avoid the Sea of Publishing Scams

Have you written a book? Are you thinking of publishing one? Are you aware of the publishing scams? The desire to see your work published is a passionate one. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous individuals and entities will exploit your desire, take your money, and...

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What To Expect When You Work with a Ghostwriter

What To Expect When You Work with a Ghostwriter

When you think about having a book written for you, you may ask: “How do they do it? How does someone who doesn’t know me write a book that sounds as if I wrote it?” This important question underlines the importance of choosing a talented, empathetic ghostwriter. In...

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