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1M ago
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How to Write an Author’s Bio that Stands Out and Attracts Readers
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1M ago
It’s easy to overlook the author’s bio. Often, they’re tucked into the back of a book or at the bottom of an article. Yet, a bio is necessary if you’re publishing a book and want to make writing a career. If you have no bio, readers may be puzzled by its absence. If your bio is bad, then your readers may put down your book. If you put in the work to craft a solid author bio that stands out, it will pique the interest of potential readers, and it may even help you sell more copies. Thankfully, an author bio is way easier than writing a book. However, even with that in mind, there are some guide ..read more
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Why Self-Publishing Writers Need a Style Sheet
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3M ago
Professionally published books are edited with a document little known to the public: the style sheet. A style sheet is a list of terms, rules, and preferences used for editing. This sheet helps with correctness and consistency, as grammatically correct yet inconsistent writing can distract readers. All traditional publishers create style sheets with their authors at the beginning of the editorial process and pass it down to copyeditors and proofreaders. But many self-publishing writers neglect the style sheet. Either they self-edit without any outside help or hire an editor who doesn’t use th ..read more
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Scrivener vs. yWriter: Which Word Processor for Authors Is Yours
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3M ago
Here’s the hard truth: most writing software out there isn’t made for book authors. Most digital writers use one of the default word processing programs, like Microsoft Word, Pages from Apple, or Google Docs. Many users find one of the default programs to be enough. However, even these powerful tools show their cracks once your file hits a specific size. Many writers can testify to the headaches of a document becoming sluggish as its page count expands into the hundreds. Then you’re faced with either bearing the slowness or splitting the manuscript file into chapters or sections, which becomes ..read more
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What to Expect When Hiring a Copyeditor
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3M ago
If you only get to choose one collaborator to hire for your self-published book, I recommend that you get a copy editor. A paradox of editing your work is that you won’t be as effective as an outside perspective with fresh eyes. Even if you are a trained editor (and most authors aren’t!), you’ll skip over many of your errors because you’re too familiar with your writing. You can hire editors at different levels, but I’ll focus on the copy editor: an editor who handles everything from typos and grammar errors to the structure and organization of the manuscript. The task can be daunting if you h ..read more
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Reposting Original Book Review: The Winds of Malibu: An Unexplainable Memoir by Jeff Lucas
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3M ago
All he wanted was another 1920s Hollywood Utopia! OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION The Winds of Malibu is the true story of a boy whose father (a computer engineer with a grudge against Hollywood) has held on to a house in the movie colony of Malibu, California, after a bitter divorce. At the age of eleven, Lucas is fiercely bitten by the Acting Bug and does anything to act. A war between him and his controlling father regarding his Hollywood aspirations ensues amid crippling anxiety attacks. The story of an outrageous upbringing, where friends are preferable to parents, and Lucas relies on his diary to ..read more
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Reposting Original Book Review: A Sense of Urgency by Patrick McLean (Fiction)
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4M ago
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION* Baseball franchise moves can break your heart. Mark Weber, President & CEO of the St. Louis Cardinals, thought he had landed his dream job. Little did he know it would turn into a nightmare shortly after management changes at the parent company Rheinhold Brewing Company. Christina Rheinhold, newly installed President & CEO of the company that bears her name, is anxious to keep the small brewery afloat. What better way than to shed nonbeer assets? Especially if you don’t even care about the team, purchased by her father when In-Bev acquired Anheuser-Busch, and they ..read more
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How to Include Images in Your Book Without Getting in Trouble
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4M ago
Image permissions are one area where I advise authors to be careful. If you include a photo, illustration, or another image in your book without understanding its copyright, the image’s owners can send you a cease-and-desist to compel you to remove their image—or even worse, they may sue! Fortunately, it’s easy to learn the fundamentals of image permissions. Now, this doesn’t cover the full extent of copyright laws. However, I’m here to teach you the importance of terminology, how to obtain images legally, and when you should consult an attorney. The Keywords of Image Permissions The cornersto ..read more
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Book Endorsements: How to Leverage Expert Praise for Your Book
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4M ago
Obtain a book endorsement if you want to give your next self-published book professional treatment. A book endorsement (also called a blurb, testimonial, or advance praise) is a brief quote from a fellow author or notable figure that goes on a book’s cover. Secured before publication, an endorsement includes a positive quote from the endorsee and the endorsee’s name and title. While you can publish and sell a book without a book endorsement, I recommend against skipping this step. Almost every professionally published book includes at least one endorsement. Including one can become one of your ..read more
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A Guide to Promoting Yourself as an Author Online
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4M ago
A point that I keep returning to on this blog is that to be successful as an author, you have to market and promote yourself. Furthermore, it’s important to market early in the process, even before you publish your book. You want to come into launch day with momentum, and the way to do that is to build up an audience of readers eager to read your book. You may be wondering: How do I promote myself online as an author? Where can I promote that I’m an author? In this guide, I’ll get you started with tips and advice on how to do self-promotion, along with the types of websites and online platform ..read more
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