Fact or Crap? 9 Publishing Myths Debunked for You!

    Fact or Crap? 9 Publishing Myths Debunked for You!

      Recently, I gave a presentation to some business leaders about book publishing and I titled my talk, Fact or Crap? It turns out there are a bunch of misconceptions when it comes to self-publishing or traditional publishing a book. They were shocked to learn...

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    Why Your Book Front and Back Matter DOES Matter!

    Why Your Book Front and Back Matter DOES Matter!

    When it comes to your ebook, the front and back matter is a practical place to continue the relationship you made with your audience. If you’ve done your job well, your readers will want to learn more about you, your future books, and other ways to engage with you. In...

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    Can a Developmental Editor Make Your Book Unique?

    Can a Developmental Editor Make Your Book Unique?

    Let’s face it, publishing a book is an investment. Save both time and money by hiring a developmental editor right from the start. For the record, a developmental editor is not a proofreader. Instead, they look at the overall structure of your book from your ideal...

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    Book Descriptions That Get Browsers to “Buy Now”

    Book Descriptions That Get Browsers to “Buy Now”

    Your book is taking shape and is getting near launch. This is an exciting time for first-time and seasoned authors alike. Editing is underway, and you are defining your book’s style and brand. It’s time to turn your attention to writing your book description. What’s...

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    It’s Time to Reclaim the Titles of Author and Publisher

    It’s Time to Reclaim the Titles of Author and Publisher

    Don’t despair. YOU ARE in the right place at the right time. This is probably the best time in history to be a writer! Since I was a kid, I have romanticized the world of the Big 5 (formerly 6)—the New York publishing houses who give birth to literary giants. I...

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    9 Mistakes New Authors Make

    9 Mistakes New Authors Make

     Being a writer can feel isolating. For many of us, our daily practices are solitary. Although fellow authors (like me) are happy to share tips and socialize through video, social media and by networking, the details of the day-to-day process can get lost...

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    You’re a Bestselling Author on Amazon! Now What?

    You’re a Bestselling Author on Amazon! Now What?

    As a direct publishing specialist, my most popular service is managed book launches. These launches are a whirlwind of activity and give my clients exciting results. A typical book launch runs two to three weeks and involves all sorts of interactive and engaging...

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    If You’re an Author, Be an Author, Dammit!

    If You’re an Author, Be an Author, Dammit!

    Self-sabotage, perfectionism, low self-worth; many writers struggle with a minefield of doubt on a daily basis. Whether you experience this particular list of obstacles or other forms of resistance and internal conflict, no author can fast forward ahead to the...

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    How to Market Fiction Effectively and Profitably

    How to Market Fiction Effectively and Profitably

    2018 is the year I picked a content niche and promised my everlasting fidelity to it. My life partner of a niche-subject is authorship and publishing. The reasons for this marriage are: To understand your subject is to know and reach your audience. To reach your...

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