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Plagiarism in Self-Publishing: What Writers Should Know About Copyright Laws and Infringement

Plagiarism in self-publishingThere are many misconceptions in self-publishing, and one of them is that plagiarism in self-publishing in a major risk. Like any misconception, with knowledge of and experience with the topic at hand, it is proven wrong. As more and more people turn to self-publishing to make their dreams become reality, this misgiving will fall aside.
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How to Write Historical Fiction

historical fictionOne of the most popular genres in fiction is historical fiction. Historical fiction novels a perfect blend of what has happened and what could have happened. It’s a great way to meld factual research with personal creativity. Each author gets their ideas for writing historical fiction in their own way: whether that’s inspiration from a class in school, another novel, or stories from their hometown. In order to write good historical fiction, you need to do research, stick as closely to facts as you can, and ensure a good self-publisher.
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How to Set Up a Book Launch Signing

book launchSelf-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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How to Publish a Self-Help Book

Publish a Self-Help BookIf 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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Parts of a Novel: What is Foreword, Preface, Introduction, Prologue, and Epilogue?

Parts of a novelLast 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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How to Write a Novel (Part II of II)

how to write a novel Writing a novel is a big task, a rewarding task. That’s why it’s such a common trope in TV shows and moviesa 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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How to Write a Novel (Part I of II)

write a novelSo, you’re writing a novel for the first timecongratulations! This decision that you’ve made is a big oneone 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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Self-Publishing When You’re Not a “Writer”

self-publishingA 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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Self-Publishing vs. Vanity Presses

self-publishing vanity pressThe 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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