A Family Cookbook Makes Gift-Giving Easy

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It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is upon us once more, which means you’re probably relying on that trusty family cookbook to prepare your meal. And once all the turkey is eaten, it’s time to get serious about that holiday shopping list. ‘Tis the season to scour the mall for the very best gift for everyone on…

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3 Mistakes to Avoid While Editing

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Writing a book is tiresome, grueling work, full of revising, rewriting, and, sometimes, redoing completely. To write a book is no small feat: it takes constant patience, dedication, and passion. It can take weeks, months, or even years to finish your book. And once you’ve written that last sentence—once you’ve placed that long-awaited “The End”…

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Book Printers – Learn to Pick the Right Company

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With thousands of printing companies in the United States alone, choosing a book printer for your book can be a bit of a daunting task. Where to start? What is the difference in companies? What are some key components to look for when picking the right printer? These are all questions a self-publisher asks when…

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Book Cover Design that Sells

I have been told, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. What a challenging and almost an impossible request. We all do it on instinct, don’t we? A great book cover design gives a glimpse of what is to come. It is a representation of the content, the author, and foretells the experience that could…

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What Makes a Bestseller, a Bestseller?

Few people know how to write bestsellers better than Dean Koontz. One piece of advice he gives to up-and-coming novelists: don’t let outlines stifle your creativity. Although “nearly every new writer I know uses detailed outlines,” he says, “when I stopped relying on them, my work became less stiff, more organic, less predictable.” For some…

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Self-Publishing

The introduction of e-readers and self-publishing outlets has kicked many authors into high gear. The self-publishing niche is experiencing unprecedented growth, offering writers an affordable outlet for getting their stories heard (or read) without having to jump through the hoops associated with traditional publishing. There’s no question that self-publishing can be the path toward a…

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The Top 6 Genres in Self-Publishing

With e-books becoming more popular by the day, authors are taking publishing rights into their own hands. If you’re thinking about self-publishing, consider why it’s important to know which genres are most popular. What do readers want to see? How can you write a novel that reaches more people? Is your chosen genre exciting to…

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