Should You Consider Author Coaching?
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by Kayla Cook
6d ago
No matter what stage of the publishing process you’re in, you likely have questions and need answers. Naturally, you’ll face some confusion, especially with all the varied advice and information out there. In fact, authors searching for answers often only come up with more questions. There’s no need to wonder why many authors become overwhelmed. That’s where author coaching comes in. Author coaching can help you succeed by giving you the advice you need to make informed decisions and avoid detrimental mistakes. Ideally, an author coach is an experienced professional who knows the ins and outs ..read more
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Typesetting: What It Is and Why It’s Important
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by Kayla Cook
2w ago
Between copyediting and proofreading, there’s another phase of the publishing process that you may or may not be familiar with: Typesetting. If you have any questions about typesetting, by the end of this blog post, you’ll have a better understanding of this part of the process and why it should be taken seriously. What is typesetting? Typesetting is the process of arranging text on a book page in preparation for printing. Before the process became digital, this was accomplished manually. Now, it’s completed with specialized software. It may also be referred to as “formatting” (though this is ..read more
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Typesetting: What It Is and Why It’s Important
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by Kayla Cook
2w ago
Between copyediting and proofreading, there’s another phase of the publishing process that you may or may not be familiar with: Typesetting. If you have any questions about typesetting, by the end of this blog post, you’ll have a better understanding of this part of the process and why it should be taken seriously. What is typesetting? Typesetting is the process of arranging text on a book page in preparation for printing. Before the process became digital, this was accomplished manually. Now, it’s completed with specialized software. It may also be referred to as “formatting” (though this is ..read more
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Author Story: Christopher S. Ruhland
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by Kayla Cook
2w ago
Written by a Champagne-lover for Champagne-lovers, Press for Champagne: A Guide To Enjoying The World’s Greatest Sparkling Wine by Christopher S. Ruhland is a drinker’s guide designed to heighten your understanding and appreciation of Champagne. Although Ruhland is also the author of a successful traditionally published book, he decided to self-publish Press for Champagne because he wanted the freedom to write the guide he felt other wine drinkers would find informative and fun, not one that fits within a specific formula. Ruhland’s main goal for his book was to help people maximize their enjo ..read more
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How to Draft Your Story
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by Kayla Cook
1M ago
It’s said there are two types of writers: pantsers and plotters. Pantsers basically just wing it. They write whatever their heart desires and see where their characters take them. Plotters plan out their stories before starting the adventure of writing. They typically create some form of an outline and use that to guide their writing. While pantsers seem to have more fun and can be successful, plotters tend to not write themselves into a corner as easily . . . sometimes at the expense of spontaneity. Then, of course, there’s a middle ground: Some writers create a general outline and then allow ..read more
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Why Should Authors Invest in Quality Services?
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by Kayla Cook
2M ago
So, your book has been written and now you’re beginning the next leg of your publishing journey: preparing your manuscript for publication. One of the biggest mistakes authors make when preparing their book—aside from attempting to do it alone—is hiring unqualified and/or inexperienced people to handle their manuscripts. Oftentimes, authors choose these individuals over experts because of the cost. Cheaper isn’t always better. In general, it costs more to hire true professionals than it does to hire amateurs, but what many authors overlook is the fact that in the long run, investing in quality ..read more
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Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest in a Book
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by Kayla Cook
3M ago
Many entrepreneurs wonder whether writing a book would be worth their time and money. In this blog post, we’ll address why writing a book is in your best interest and how you can use a book to grow your business and increase your profits. Writing a book can… Establish yourself as an expert in your field and build trust with potential customers. Before a customer purchases a product or service, it’s important for there to be some level of trust in the company. Writing a book can help provide that. It carries even more weight than a blog. While having a blog is a great way to connect with clie ..read more
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How to Effectively Market Your Book
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by Kayla Cook
3M ago
In our last blog post, we talked about the pros and cons of contests and whether they’re worth the money. In it, we mentioned how entering, and primarily winning, contests can be great for publicity and promotion. However, there are other avenues of marketing that are more effective, which we’ll explain below. First Steps Create a professional product. Before investing in marketing, make sure your product is worthy of it. Is your cover expertly designed and competitive? Is your book fully edited and professionally bound? Take the time to ensure your book has reached traditional publishing qu ..read more
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Should Writers Join Contests?
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by Kayla Cook
4M ago
Contests are often a point of controversy in the writing community. Many authors strongly support contests, while others warn against entering them. Because of the mixed views, you may be on the fence about entering contests. In this post, we’ll list the pros and cons of entering contests, what to consider when making your selection, and some extra tips to help you succeed. Then, you can decide which contests, if any, are right for you.   Reasons for Entering Contests Legitimate contests offer many benefits, even aside from the obvious: monetary rewards and publication. Whether you win a ..read more
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Should Authors Pay for Reviews?
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by Kayla Cook
4M ago
This question plagues many authors, and those who ask often find that they’ve struck a nerve in the writing community. Paying for reviews used to be considered taboo, and in many circles, it still is. However, thanks to Kirkus, BookLife, and other services that promise honest, unbiased reviews, paid reviews have become more acceptable and, in some cases, even sought-after for the extra credibility they can provide. Ultimately, review services are just marketing services. Reviews are marketing tools that reportedly help authors sell books, though increased sales aren’t guaranteed, and the impac ..read more
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