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Printers for Self-Publishing—Who to Use to Print Your Book

Printers for Self-Publishing—Who to Use to Print Your Book

Printers for Self-publishing The publishing world has experienced an explosion of new books, many of them from indie authors. According to Bowker more than 725,000 self-published works were registered in 2015. That should give you an idea of the number of books being published by indies. Most of those people will need printers for self-publishing […]

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Dialogue Tags and When to Use Them

Dialogue Tags and When to Use Them

Written by on December 18, 2017 in editing, grammar, self-publishing, writing with 0 Comments

Dialogue Tags What Are Dialogue Tags and When Is It Best to Use Them? People, meaning writers, seem to mess up dialogue tags a whole lot. In an attempt to sound “writerly” or make it appear as if they are experience authors, they use ridiculous dialogue tags when they shouldn’t. What do I mean? The […]

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Capitalizing Dialogue

Capitalizing Dialogue

Written by on November 21, 2017 in blog, editing, grammar, self-publishing, writing with 0 Comments

Capitalizing Dialogue You’ve already learned about dialogue tags—I hope. Now learn how capitalizing dialogue is easy. Read on to find out how to capitalize dialogue—when to do it and when not to. Capitalizing Dialogue Capitalizing dialogue is one of the areas that makes authors stumble, especially new authors. Don’t let it. It’s not that difficult. […]

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eBook Distribution — Why I Hate Using Pronoun

eBook Distribution — Why I Hate Using Pronoun

Written by on October 12, 2017 in blog, distributors, ebooks, self-publishing with 2 Comments

eBook Distribution There is a new player in the eBook distribution game or somewhat new. Pronoun is the name of the company who used to be Vook. Now Pronoun has been purchased by Macmillan, one of the big traditional publishers. I’ve covered this extensively in my new book eBook Distribution, but I felt a few details […]

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The Best Mystery Book

The Best Mystery Book

Written by on August 29, 2017 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing, writing with 0 Comments

The Best Mystery Book What makes the best mystery book? Ask ten people and you’ll likely get some overlap, but I’d be willing to bet you’d get at least 7 different opinions. Some might say it’s the dialogue that keeps them turning pages; others would swear it’s the character development; while a few may proclaim […]

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Sell More Books Using Vellum and Pronoun

Sell More Books Using Vellum and Pronoun

Using Vellum and Pronoun to Sell More Books All authors are continually on the lookout for ways to sell more books. The bad news is that it’s damn difficult. The good news is that there are clever and innovative people looking for new ways to make it easier to sell more books. I’m not referring […]

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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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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 1 Comment

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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