Bert Kreischer on His Infamous Adam Sandler Incident

When Should You Publish Your Novel As an E-Book?

One option writers have today is that you can publish your work via e-books. When should this be used over traditional publishing?

What’s $1,000 a Month? How Writers Can Afford Editors

Even in a booming economy, $1,000 a month is a lot of money. It’s a respectable apartment. It’s a plane trip to Paris.

Bound Manuscripts – Four Simple Steps

Learn to create a bound manuscript in minutes. This marketing strategy can save hundreds of dollars and garner your book exposure. Put that computer and printer to work and get started now. Your book deserves it.

Get Ready For the ISTC, A New Book Identifier

ISTC (International Standard Text Code) is likely to come into use in the book industry worldwide late this year or early 2011. Basically it goes beyond ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers) to identify content rather than edition. Different editions of a work, even from different publishers, should have the same ISTC.

How to Publish Your First Book

There comes a point when a new author needs to let go of their creation. Yes, I’m talking about publishing your first book. This article discusses your options for publishing your first book.

Famous Authors Who Chose Self Publishing

Some of the well known writers of yesterdays and modern day have the same story to narrate. They manuscripts had been rejected by publishers.

Self Publishing – Four Tips to Make Sure Your Manuscript is Book-Shelf Ready

If you decide to self-publish your manuscript, aside from the perspiration and inspiration that you put into your manuscript, there are some necessary steps you need to make sure it is book-shelf ready. Self-Publishing is more than having a great idea and printing a book that has a number of pages between a front and back cover. Each of the following should be assigned to the book before it goes to print, and they are unique to each and every book.

Publish Yourself With a Saddle Stitch Stapler

Even with the rise of the Internet, most people still turn toward printed materials for their day to day lives. Granted, print media are an age old craft that has persisted through such technological advances as touch screens, remote controls and e-books such as the Kindle.

Best-Selling Author Asks, WHY Are You Seeking to Publish Your Book?

Seemingly every day writers send me notes asking me how they can go about the business of getting their books published. Responding to each one, individually, is taking more of my time, and at last I have decided to augment and organize my counsel in a more detailed format. I’m presenting a fraction of this material in this article.

Best-Selling Author Asks, How Do You Autograph an E-Book?

At one of my most memorable book signings, I had just finished speaking to a group of 450 managers. Each had been provided a copy of one of my books, and it took me a good half-hour to inscribe autographs to those that patiently stood in line.

Failure to Illustrate Points With Anecdotes Or Case Histories

If you are writing an article, it is not enough to just describe your ideas, insights, techniques and strategies. That leaves them abstract, vague in the reader’s mind. To make your points concrete and clear, you need to show your readers how they function in real-life scenarios. Presenting real-life scenarios also known as “case histories” and “anecdotes” is the most powerful technique you can use to put your concepts across in a self-help book. Though the two terms are often used interchangeably (and are used that way in this book, too), there is a distinction between them.

Could You Convince Your Publishers?

A single book might be able to achieve any one of those goals. But no one book could encompass them all. The fact is that readers with back pain Do not seek out a book on back pain to make them better people or to change the world. They buy it because they want their backs to stop hurting. If, in the process of discovering how to prevent back pain, they also become better people as an unintended consequence, they will not complain or demand their money back.

Overloading a Book With Too Many Subjects and Goals

Often books fail to sell because their authors have unknowingly given them more than one subject and goal. Too many subjects and goals in one book get in each other’s way it is like trying to ride two horses at the same time while each is dashing in a different direction. The subject of a book is exactly that the central topic about which you have decided to write. It might be fitness and exercise, investing in the stock market, or meditation.

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