Need Some Help Writing Your Book?

Are you thinking about taking your chances at testing your writing skills? Writing isn’t for everyone, but there are a few people that really excel with it. The rest of us have to resort to improving our skillset one day at a time. Fortunately, you’re not alone in your quest to become a better writer.… Continue reading Need Some Help Writing Your Book?

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Finding Creative Writing Contests

Participating in a creative writing contest is a great way to catch many birds with one stone — especially if you are a new writer, or you have recently started exploring different niches or genres. Taking part in a contest can increase your visibility, boost your confidence, force you to improve your time-management skills, and… Continue reading Finding Creative Writing Contests

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Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing? A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons

Not that long ago, the rest of an aspiring author’s road map was already essentially laid out for them once they made the momentous decision to publish their book. After the book was finished and edited, the long, hard, process of querying literary agents was the inevitable next step. This “gatekeeper” would then work tirelessly… Continue reading Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing? A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons

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How important is a Back Matter Mailing List Link for Self-Published Authors?

One of the mistakes that self-published authors make over and over again is the failure to start a mailing list with the very first book they publish. Self-publishing is a difficult business, and a mailing list can mean the difference between being successful in the business or not. Still authors do not include them until… Continue reading How important is a Back Matter Mailing List Link for Self-Published Authors?

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What does it Cost to Hire a Professional Book Cover Designer?

Whether you are publishing traditionally or self-publishing, getting the right book cover designer is important. If you are getting published traditionally, then your publisher will usually take care of the cover design for you. In fact, many authors have no say whatsoever in their cover design if they’re going with the traditional publisher. But if… Continue reading What does it Cost to Hire a Professional Book Cover Designer?

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