Book Publishing Tips for Self Publishing

writing a book

Finding Balance Between Dialogue and Narration

By Kevin Osworth | August 14, 2017 |
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Writing a book is a challenging feat, one that many people set out to do and find too difficult. Self-published authors, especially, have lots of challenges facing them, but the payoff is great. Self-publishing a book is a great way to get good stories into the hands of eager readers. Anyone can self-publish, and that’s…

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How to Make Money as a Writer

By Kevin Osworth | August 11, 2017 |
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Art is a refuge. It’s a cornerstone of society, a reminder of beauty and revolution and comfort. Art museums, music, libraries – they’re all necessary aspects in culture. Yet, despite this high regard, too often writers (as well as other artists) are not compensated as they properly should be. It can be difficult, figuring out…

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What Happens After Self-Publishing? Keeping Up Momentum to Write Novel #2

By Kevin Osworth | August 7, 2017 |
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The road to self-publishing is a long one, full of hard work and obstacles that put your creativity and drive to the test. But once you’ve published that book, and you’re able to hold it in your hands and see your name on the cover, it is so worth it. The pride you’ll feel after…

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Choosing a Narrator for Your Novel

By Kevin Osworth | July 31, 2017 |
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Choosing a narrator for your novel is usually intuitive. More likely than not, as your idea is forming, a protagonist will rise to the surface, and the narration will fall to them. The protagonist is in the center of the story, so it’s only natural that the storytelling will be their responsibility. But choosing a…

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Book to Movie Adaptations: Why Some are Successful and Why Some Aren’t

By Kevin Osworth | July 24, 2017 |
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We’ve all been there – our favorite book has been made into a movie, and those beloved characters that we’ve only encountered on the page are now realized in the flesh, but once we actually see the movie, and see the world come to life, we’re disappointed. Is it because nothing can live up to…

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Writing Inspiration: The Stories Behind 5 Famous Books

By Kevin Osworth | July 21, 2017 |
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Writing inspiration can come from anywhere. Some writing inspiration can come to you in a dream – like Twilight author Stephenie Meyer or Stephen King or Mary Shelley (yup, Frankenstein was inspired by a dream, or maybe a nightmare). Character inspiration can come from real life people (for example, characters in Moby Dick, The Picture…

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Self-Publish or Perish: Self-Publishing Academic Work

By Kevin Osworth | July 18, 2017 |
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You’ve probably heard that old saying – publish or perish! But what does it mean? And how can self-publishing fit in?

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Pseudonyms: Why Some Authors Choose to Write Under a Different Name

By Kevin Osworth | July 14, 2017 |
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Pseudonyms – or as they’re otherwise known, “pen names” or a “nom de plume” – have been widely used by writers for quite some time now. Pseudonyms are fictitious names that authors will use in various situations. There are many different reasons why someone would choose to use a pseudonym, and each reason is personal…

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Different Types of Poetry

By Kevin Osworth | July 10, 2017 |
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Sometimes convoluted, yet always uniquely beautiful, poetry, as poet Rita Dove once put it, “is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” There are different types of poetry, each powerful in their own way. 

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POD Publishers

POD Publishers in the Age of the E-Book

By Kevin Osworth | July 7, 2017 |
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When e-books first came on the scene, traditional publishers, POD publishers, and writers alike were worried that print books would soon be obsolete. There was much excitement surrounding electronic books and the ease with which one could simply download and read a book without even leaving the couch. Speculations were made that print would be obsolete…

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