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Learn What on Demand Publishers Are All About

One of the hardest things that a writer has to go through is to have some one publish his book or manuscript. There are some who learned how to publish their own works and were able to do so successfully. They are called on demand publishers because they can publish their own books at their own demand.

How Balance Supports You to Succeed As an Author

There are 7 Core Principles underlying the success of every conscious and creative writer. These principles are all about accessing the right state of consciousness and applying the right mindset to your writing, and to all activities relating to your authorship, for the best results at every level.

How to Write a Compelling Key Sentence to Describe Your Book

As an author, you need to be able to summarise the key features about your book “in a nutshell” so that you have a ready answer for questions such as “what is your book about?” and “what makes it different?”

Steps to Getting a Book Ready For Self-Publishing

Every book that has been written has mistakes. So logically the first step to getting your book ready for publishing is to read it, re-read it, and then get another five people to read it. Get everyone you can to look over your book and mark down all the mistakes you’ve made.

Sparking Interest in Your New Book

Now that all the groundwork is complete and your book has gone to press, the next step in the publishing process is the promotional piece. The marketing and promotion of yourself and your book are of paramount importance to the success of your new venture.

Why and How to Acquire a Literary Agent

The role of a literary agent is to represent you and your written works to publishers. Your success is your agent’s success, which means that you are both working toward the same end – to get your book published.

How to Design an Effective Newsletter

A newsletter is a publication distributed on a regular basis and generally provides topics of interest to its subscribers. Whether you are missionary providing information to your supporters or just a business providing information regarding your new products, a newsletter always comes in handy.

Article Marketing Pitfalls to Avoid

Article marketing can be very effective but only if you do it the right way. Understanding the common pitfalls out there can help to avoid them.

Plot Twists Continue to Roil the Book Industry

This is a tough time to be in the book business. Not only is the industry under siege from the same economic forces that are making the entire retail world challenging, but the book industry faces an additional threat from the march of technology and digitization. The same forces that all but eliminated an entire class of retail stores – anyone remember Strawberry Records, Sam Goody or Virgin Superstores?

In This Recession, Many Authors Are Opting For Print-on-Demand Publishing

The sagging American economy has had a huge impact on the publishing industry. Many large publishers have put a hold on manuscript submissions, while others have laid off staff. Some small publishers have already gone out of business. New and established authors don’t know what to do. Their choices: go from publisher to publisher and get rejects, or opt for POD publishing. This established author chose the latter.

Pre-Publishing Preparations Lead to Thriving Book Marketing Campaigns

The competence of your book marketing campaign decisively lies on good planning and timely implementation. The things you accomplish, from writing the manuscript to launching your book could affect sales. Although there are other millions of factors that could affect sales, not doing pre-marketing routines can bring down a campaign that has the potential of being successful.

Modern Day Take on Marketing Your Book

Marketing your book should be equally important as marketing yourself. Knowing how a perspective book purchaser thinks and the areas they seek out information will help you to corner those areas.

Getting Published – One Author’s Experience With Traditional Publishing

Mine was not the typical path to publication. To start with, I’m not your typical writer. Not that I don’t write all day, but do prescriptions count? Most of my writing consists of (sometimes sloppy) chart notes and (sometimes illegible) prescriptions.

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