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Advertising Using Bookbub and Pronoun

Advertising Using Bookbub and Pronoun

Advertising Using BookBub and Pronoun Everyone knows that BookBub is the holy grail of promotions. Talk to any author who’s been around awhile and they’ll tell you—BookBub delivers the sales. So advertising using BookBub is worth it, right? Yes. But with that said, it can be painful because Amazon, B&N, and Kobo all have taken […]

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Using Images With Text Expander

Using Images With Text Expander

Written by on May 23, 2017 in blog, Uncategorized, writing with 0 Comments

Using Images With Text Expander™ We all know by now how amazing Text Expander™ is when typing, and how much time it will save you, but what you might not know is how valuable it can be when using images. What do I mean by that? Simple. Take a look at what I’m about to […]

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When to Use Of

When to Use Of

Written by on May 9, 2017 in blog with 0 Comments

When to Use Of—and When Not To Some people say it’s easy to know when to use of; others say it’s easier to know when not to use of. For one thing, I often see the phrase off of used, and I can’t think of a single example when it would be appropriate unless someone was […]

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Editing by Yourself — Something You Should Never Do

Editing by Yourself — Something You Should Never Do

Written by on April 25, 2017 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing, Uncategorized, writing with 0 Comments

Editing by Yourself — Something You Should Never Do I don’t know why I’m writing this, except to help out those who are foolish enough to try to edit a manuscript themselves. It’s not something I recommend; in fact, I strongly oppose it. I write blog posts without editors, but I wouldn’t think of releasing […]

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Using Vellum and Text Expander to Sell More Books

Using Vellum and Text Expander to Sell More Books

Written by on April 11, 2017 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing, writing with 0 Comments

Using Vellum and Text Expander to Sell More Books I know a lot of authors, and if they have one thing in common it’s that they are always trying to find a way to sell more books. And that’s not an easy task. It’s not like selling lemonade; you can’t just open up a book […]

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Assisted Publishing, is it For You?

Assisted Publishing, is it For You?

Written by on February 1, 2017 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing with 0 Comments

Assisted Publishing Self-publishing has grown substantially over the past few years, and like all industries that experience strong growth, it has attracted more than its share of scam artists and companies ready to take advantage of unwary authors. Most of these companies hide under the umbrella of ‘assisted publishing’ and do their best to appear […]

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Communication or Communications

Communication or Communications

Written by on January 11, 2017 in blog with 0 Comments

Communication or Communications Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see the following listed as requirements on a job description: candidate must possess good oral and written communications skills. But is it communication or communications. What’s wrong with that? Nothing is wrong with the requested requirement, but it should have read, candidate must possess good oral […]

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Lie, Lay, and Laid, the Most Confusing?

Lie, Lay, and Laid, the Most Confusing?

Written by on December 28, 2016 in blog with 1 Comment

How to Use Lie, Lay, and Laid and Lain I don’t know if I ever heard anyone use, or even try to use, lain in the proper manner; however, lie, lay, and laid are different stories. And no matter how many times we have been taught, the rules don’t seem to stick. Lie, lay, and […]

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The Importance of Punctuation

The Importance of Punctuation

Written by on December 14, 2016 in blog with 0 Comments

The Importance of Punctuation Parentheses ( ) —and when to use them. I’m guessing most of you know the way to use parentheses, but you might be surprised at some of the rules, especially the ones about how to punctuate them. Let’s take a look. The importance of punctuation is…well, important. I know what you’re […]

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Wordiness, and How to Avoid It

Wordiness, and How to Avoid It

Written by on November 30, 2016 in blog, grammar, writing with 0 Comments

Wordiness Communication is so important in today’s world, that I’m always puzzled by the terrible misuse of the language. Many people seem to go out of their way to make things sound complicated; in fact, the legal and insurance businesses do it on purpose, I’m sure. They fill their documents and contracts with wordiness so […]

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