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How You Can Come Up With More Marketing Ideas

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    How You Can Come Up With More Marketing Ideas

Traditional thinking has a powerful undertow. Well-meaning friends, colleagues or even family members may discourage you from “rocking the boat.” But in today’s rapidly changing marketplace, holding steady really means falling behind. Move, evaluate, adapt, strategize and move again. Act like a professional boxer as you bob and weave, looking for weak points in your adversaries’ strategies on which to launch your competitive attack.     Top Ten Ways to Make Your Creative Sessions More […]

You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread?

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    You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread? You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread?

    You’ve Just Completed a Copy Edit. But Do You Really Need a Proofread?

Most authors recognize that copy editing 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 few rounds of comprehensive (and exhausting) editing, balk at the suggestion, believing […]

10 Things Readers Should Do When They Like You!

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    10 Things Readers Should Do When They Like You!

Authors, you take a huge risk when you write. No matter how great (or terrible) readers may think a book is, you no doubt put a little part of your heart and soul into your work. As your heart is uncertain upon the book’s release into the world, only readers have the power to reassure and help you hold the pieces together. Therefore, you have to ASK.   Ask for what you need: whether its […]

6 Things I’ve Learnt the Hard Way After Publishing 4 Business Books in 3 Years

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    6 Things I’ve Learnt the Hard Way After Publishing 4 Business Books in 3 Years

What does it take to become a best-selling business book author? Should I try and get my book published by a traditional publisher? In this article best-selling and award-winning business book writer, Heather Townsend, answers these questions and dispels some of the myths out there about writing a book.   Read on to find out the six things that Heather wished she knew before she started to write her 1st book   1. Write the […]

Back Cover Copy – Great Copy for Your Backside

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    Back Cover Copy – Great Copy for Your Backside

So you’ve painstakingly gone through your manuscript several times, been through a few rounds of professional editing and proofreading, and working with a graphic designer to develop the perfect cover. Then one day, just when you thought that the work was nearly complete, your designer asks you for the back cover copy. Uh oh… you didn’t forget about your book’s backside, did you? Back cover copy is one of your book’s most important selling features. It’s the […]

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