Book Publishing Tips for Self Publishing

contents page

What is a Contents Page in a Book?

By Kevin Osworth | November 1, 2017 |
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 The contents page (table of contents) is a crucial aspect in any book. It tells the reader what to expect – how many chapters there are, what the sections of the book look like, how long it is, and what pages they can find certain topics on. The table of contents is found in the…

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DiggyPOD Writing Scholarship Runner Up

By Kevin Osworth | October 30, 2017 |
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This year, we at DiggyPOD were so excited to be offering a Writing Scholarship to college students studying English or Creative Writing. At DiggyPOD, we’re all about helping writers, whether up and coming or established, and this Writing Scholarship allows creative college students some financial support to continue their education.

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DiggyPOD Writing Scholarship First Place Winner

By Kevin Osworth | October 30, 2017 |
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This year, we at DiggyPOD were so excited to be offering a Writing Scholarship to college students studying English or Creative Writing. At DiggyPOD, we’re all about helping writers, whether up and coming or established, and this Writing Scholarship allows creative college students some financial support to continue their education.

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epigraph

What is an Epigraph in a Book?

By Kevin Osworth | October 27, 2017 |
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In a novel, there are different parts to the story – a natural progression to the storytelling. The beginning, also known as exposition, is where the world of the novel is built and the tone of the story is established. Sometimes, though, the exposition can take too long to set everything up. A good way…

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dedication page

Writing a Dedication Page in a Book

By Kevin Osworth | October 25, 2017 |
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When your novel is complete, and ready to be printed, you may reflect on the journey you’ve taken to get to this point and find that one or two people in particular helped in an extraordinary way. Or, you may find that you owe all of your work to one specific person. Perhaps this is…

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how to write a mystery novel

How to Write a Mystery Novel

By Kevin Osworth | October 23, 2017 |
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Some of the best and most captivating writing is that which keeps us on the edge of our seat, turning page after page, eager to find out what happens next. This is why mystery novels attract so many readers. These novels should excite, scare, thrill, and entice readers. They can be the best source of…

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what is an epilogue

What is an Epilogue?

By Kevin Osworth | October 16, 2017 |
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Sometimes, when all is said and written, and a story has reached its resolution, there’s still something that is begging to be told: some sort of final thought, one that doesn’t quite fit into the narrative arc. This is where an epilogue comes in handy. But what is an epilogue? An epilogue is like a…

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synopsis

How to Write a Synopsis for the Back Cover

By Kevin Osworth | October 9, 2017 |
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Last week we discussed the different elements of book cover design. The cover of a book is a very important aspect in book sales. A boring cover won’t sell much, but a dynamic and unique one will attract readers. The front cover should work to draw the reader in: it should wow them and invite…

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back covers

Designing Book Covers

By Kevin Osworth | October 7, 2017 |
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Self-published authors will need to put time and effort into their book covers. The cover is the first thing potential readers will see, which means there’s a lot of pressure riding on this first impression. In traditional publishing, the publishing house would have a cover designer or team of designers dedicated to the cover of…

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self-publishing

Self-Publishing as a Career

By Kevin Osworth | October 2, 2017 |
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Self-publishing is a great way for authors to get their book published. Self-publishing gives a voice to diverse authors, allowing their stories to be told freely and with abandon. Traditional publishing deters these authors: the process is too long, too selective, and turns away too many people with dreams and beautiful books begging to be…

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