Grammar Doesn’t Matter — or Does It?

Written by on November 16, 2016 in blog with 0 Comments
Grammar Doesn’t Matter — or Does It?

Grammar Doesn’t Matter—or Does It? 17 Time-Consuming Words/Phrases That Make You Look Like An Ass (And, waste your time) There are a lot of people who like to sound intelligent, but at the same time the speak as if grammar doesn’t matter. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to sound intelligent, but they go about it […]

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Absolutes, And Why You Shouldn’t Use Them

Written by on November 2, 2016 in blog with 0 Comments
Absolutes, And Why You Shouldn’t Use Them

Absolutes: Absolutes are everywhere. Many of you remember The Princess Bride and the Spaniard uttering his now-famous line—You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. How can we ever forget Vizzini’s (Wallace Shawn) use of the word, inconceivable or Mad Max (Billy Crystal) pronouncing the Spaniard’s friend, […]

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Outskirts Press

Written by on October 27, 2016 in blog, self-publishing with 0 Comments
Outskirts Press

Outskirts press may be rated highly by some, but please take a closer look.

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Do You Need A Copyright For Your Book?

Written by on October 25, 2016 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing with 0 Comments
Do You Need A Copyright For Your Book?

A lot of companies try charging you for copyrights. Should they? Do you need a copyright for your book?

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Student-Loan Debt & College Degrees

Written by on October 18, 2016 in blog, education, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Student-Loan Debt & College Degrees

Do you need a college degree to be a success? You might be surprised.

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Do You Need an ISBN for eBooks

Written by on May 23, 2016 in ebooks, self-publishing with 1 Comment
Do You Need an ISBN for eBooks

Everything You Need To Know About ISBNs Be warned—this is a long post, but it covers a lot of ground, so bear with me. The first section deals with everything you need to know about ISBNs, or close to it. And the second section is devoted to a question I get asked all the time: […]

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Publishing Has Come A Long Way

Written by on December 23, 2014 in blog, print distribution with 0 Comments
Publishing Has Come A Long Way

Publishing has come a long way since Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1439. If you listen to some folks, it would seem nothing changed for 500 years. Take a look at the old letterpress on the left. It’s a proof press that dates back to 1850, and it’s sitting in the Rupriikki Media Museum, in Tampere, Finland.

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Do I Need Barcodes On My Books?

Written by on December 23, 2014 in blog, self-publishing with 0 Comments
Do I Need Barcodes On My Books?

Before we dig deeply into barcodes and ISBNs and why any of this is needed, let’s get one thing out of the way.

If you intend to sell your print books in stores—yes, you need a barcode.

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