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Your Intellectual Property is Priceless!

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    Your Intellectual Property is Priceless! Your Intellectual Property is Priceless!

    Your Intellectual Property is Priceless!

More and more authors are turning to hybrid publishers to support them in publishing their books—and with good reason. Supported self-publishing incorporates the flexibility and copyright retention of vanity (“indie”) self-publishing with the professional quality of traditional trade publishing to provide authors with a much more balanced approach to book publishing. Balance is better because it arms authors with all the tools they’ll need to ensure their books’ salability and commercial success, not only in […]

Creative Ideas for Selling Your Books!

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    Creative Ideas for Selling Your Books!

The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg and only 705 of its 2200 passengers and crew survived. With too few lifeboats onboard, many lives were lost unnecessarily. With a little creativity more people might have been saved. For example, what if the crew saw the iceberg as a sanctuary instead of a cause of death? They might have ferried people there. Unfortunately, we’ll never know. There is an important lesson from that tragedy that can […]

A Few Pinterest Ideas for Authors

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    A Few Pinterest Ideas for Authors

When someone mentions Pinterest in conversation, a common image that comes to mind is an online bulletin board, paired with the now almost iconic logo. However, since its inception in 2010, Pinterest has become so much more than a simple online application for people to browse, save, and share content. For those unfamiliar with Pinterest, the easiest way to break it down is to compare it to an old-fashioned bulletin board, or dream board. Though […]

Don’t Get Fooled by These 3 Book Marketing Myths

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    Don’t Get Fooled by These 3 Book Marketing Myths

We are surrounded by “myth” – information about book marketing. Social media makes it worse – one person sees one of these myths in a tweet or post, accepts it as truth, and spreads the myth even further. What’s fact and what’s fiction? Let’s look at three of the most common book marketing myths and understand the impact they have on your book’s success in the marketplace.   Myth 1 – You should wait until your book […]

Do You Really Need a Proofread After a Copy Edit?

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    Do You Really Need a Proofread After a Copy Edit?

You’ve just completed a copy edit. But do you really need a proofread? Most authors recognize that copyediting is an essential step in the overall editorial process. There’s no better way to catch those pesky technical errors (spelling, punctuation, and grammar), as well as checking sentence structure and word usage. After this process is complete, it is almost always recommended for the manuscript to go through a professional proofread. Yet, many authors, especially after a […]