Self-publishing a book is a great journey, and part of this journey includes hosting a book launch signing. Publication is a monumental event, no matter if you’ve written one book or ten books. Your dreams of being an author has finally been realized. Take this moment to enjoy it—but, be ready to get back to work. With the release of a new book comes the responsibility to tell people about it.
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If your goal is to publish a self-help book, you’ve chosen well. Self-help books are immensely popular. Very often, readers in need go to the self-help aisle searching for clarity and peace. These authors give the readers tools that, as the genre name should imply, they can use to help themselves out of whatever rut they’ve found themselves in. Whether it be self-help books that address stress and anxiety, body image issues, spirituality, interpersonal relationships, or whatever, many readers have found solace and acceptance within the pages of these books.
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Last week our blog post was all about how to write a novel, part one and part two. This week, however, we’re telling you all about the different parts that make up a novel. You’ve surely heard the terms or seen them in books: foreword, preface, introduction, prologue, and epilogue. But what are they, exactly? Are they interchangeable? Do you need them? We’ll answer these questions below.
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Writing a novel is a big task, a rewarding task. That’s why it’s such a common trope in TV shows and movies—a character proudly declares, “I’m going to write a novel!” and is received with praise and applause. That’s because novel-writing isn’t easily done, and it’s not done by everyone, but when it is, it is a huge accomplishment. It’s really something to be quite proud of. Art provides people with an outlet, an escape, and the novel is a high form of art.
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So, you’re writing a novel for the first time—congratulations! This decision that you’ve made is a big one—one that could lead to success, money, and fame. Writing a novel is a serious undertaking, one that, if done correctly, can lead to many incredible things in an author’s life. That’s why we’re here to show you how to write a novel.
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A lot of our blog posts lately have been targeted toward self-identified “writers” (novelists, poets, memoirists)—whether that’s people who have published before, people who wish to publish, or people who simply believe they have what it takes to be an author. Because of this, a lot of the content can be skewed toward creativity, storytelling, fiction, and the writing process. We at DiggyPOD, however, know that self-publishing draws in quite the crowd—and that crowd isn’t always limited to writers. “Self-publishing” and “writer” aren’t mutually exclusive terms.
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As self-publishing has become more and more popular, the amount of women publishing books has risen. In fact, women seem to dominate self-publishing.
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The main appeal of self-publishing is the amount of control the writer, and therefore publisher, retains. DiggyPOD keeps this in mind, and doing so, we take all possible measures to ensure that the author of the book is calling the shots—and owning all the rights. If you keep up with our blog, you’ve seen that we’ve written about the benefits of self-publishing when it comes to contracts, royalties, and copyright. Self-publishing should, in an ideal business, mean that the writer is the owner of the copyright, there is no contract, and royalties don’t exist (because the writer keeps 100% of the profits). Sadly, this isn’t the case for all presses, like a vanity press.
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DiggyPOD, Inc., a Digital Book Printing on Demand Company that helps the self-publisher become published, is proud to announce three writing scholarships for college-enrolled students pursuing an English or Creative Writing Degree.
DiggyPOD excels at turning authors’ dreams of becoming published a reality and wants to contribute to the upcoming writing community. DiggyPOD is going to be awarding a total of $3,000 in writing scholarships.
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Tecumseh, Mi: DiggyPOD Purchases Mitabook Hardcover Casing-In Machine
The recent purchase, part of a $500,000 investment, broadens DiggyPOD’s available binding options and cuts down on waste.
Tecumseh, MI: DiggyPOD, an industry-leading digital book Print on Demand and Self-Publishing Company in southeast Michigan, has begun to offer hardcover printing after their recent purchase of the Mitabook Hardcover Casing-In binder. The Mitabook, will allow DiggyPOD to print bookstore-quality hardcover books.
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