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Your eyes stare unblinkingly at the computer screen. You reread the last sentence, smiling in satisfaction over the cliffhanger it took you hours to write. Your eyes shift to the clock and widen as you realize the ungodly hour of four in the morning has arrived. You shut your laptop, shuffle your way to bed, […]
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CreateSpace and IngramSpark are two Print-On-Demand printers often used by self-publishing authors. They both print, and distribute, your book to online retailers, such as Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com. Authors often struggle with the choice on which one to use for their book. The answer for you might be both. CreateSpace is owned by Amazon and IngramSpark […]
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If you are self-publishing a book, you need to understand wholesale discounts and how it affects the amount of money you will make when you sell a book through retail channels. When I talk to authors about how to calculate their book’s profit they’re often a little lost when it comes to understanding wholesale discounts. […]
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One of the first steps you need to do when you decide to publish a book is to go out and get yourself a PO Box. Why? One word: Security. Without a PO Box, you will be using your home address in places that it is easy for anyone to find. Do you want your […]
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If you are self-publishing a book, you need to understand wholesale discounts and how it affects the amount of money you will make when you sell a book through retail channels. When I talk to authors about how to calculate their book’s profit they’re often a little lost when it comes to understanding wholesale discounts. […]
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Many self-publishing authors form a business (publishing company) with its own name and publish their book under the publishing company’s name instead of their own. Here are five reasons that you may want to do this, and two reasons you may not want to: You do not want readers to know that you are self-published. […]
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What is a Section Break? In Microsoft Word, section breaks are meant to divide your book into sections. In books, they are used between chapters and to divide the front-matter or back-matter pages. Section break should be placed after the title page, copyright page, dedication page, table of contents, chapter 1, chapter 2, and so […]
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If you are writing a nonfiction book, you may have a section in the back referencing source material, such as other books or magazine articles. These references should be formatted with hanging indents. That is, the first line is flush left, and the following lines are indented as shown below. At Jera Publishing, we often […]
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Your first draft of your manuscript is not your last draft. Neither is your second, third, or even your fourth draft! It will go through multiple rounds or edits, even before you hand it over to a professional editor (which I strongly suggest doing). Below are a few self-editing tips to help you get through the often-dreaded self-editing process.
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This month’s Author Toolbox Blog Hop article is on how to use video to promote your book. Video can be a powerful marketing tool, and if you are not yet using video in your marketing arsenal, you should be! Below are six ideas on how to incorporate video into your book marketing plan. 1. Book trailers Similar to […]
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