What are Banned Books?

banned books

The final week of September is Banned Books Week. This is a time to celebrate freedom of speech while investigating the causes behind censorship. Banned Books Week invites us to not only read banned books, but to delve deeply into them and to ask questions. Every year there seems to be more and more books…

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New to Self-Publishing? Here’s What to Know

FAQs about self-publishing

As a first time self-publisher, you’re bound to have questions. The self-publishing process can seem overwhelming to someone who’s unfamiliar with it. That’s why DiggyPOD has this blog – to close the gap between author (and therefore publisher) and printer. We aim to be a complete publishing guide. But too often on the blog we…

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Self-Publishing a Book with DiggyPOD

There’s a lot of information and options online for self-publishing a book. With countless options for self-publishing companies, how do you know you’re getting the very best deal? Publishing isn’t something to take lightly; whatever you’ve been working on, be it memoir, fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, it should be published with the utmost care and…

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Writing Realistic Book Characters

book characters

Countless book characters, over time, have become almost like friends to those who read their pages. From the first books read to children by their mothers, to the first book someone dubs their favorite, book characters, if written well, have the potential to change lives.

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What is a Prologue?


When writing a book, there may be certain aspects that are foreign to the author, especially if they’re a first-time self-publisher. One of these is the prologue. You’ve no doubt encountered prologues before, while reading other books. Prologues are always at the onset of the novel, and they read like any other chapter, but they’re…

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Self-Publishing Young Adult Books

Within the last decade, young adult books (otherwise known as YA books) have exploded with popularity, inspiring successful series, movie franchises, merchandising, television shows, and spinoffs. According to The Balance, the number of young adult books published between 2002-2012 doubled from the previous decade, at a whopping 10,000 novels. These books aren’t just for teens,…

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