Category Archives: publishing

Book Design and the World of SEO

SEO. Search Engine Optimization.  Spooky words. Especially if you’re a writer who has just completed his or her novel, biography, business book, or book of inspiration. All you want to do is get your book to your book designer, get … Continue reading

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Be a Storyteller

Not everyone is a storyteller. Not everyone wants to be a storyteller. Make no mistake, however; we all love a good story.  We love to be swept up in what is the heart and soul of any good story: conflict … Continue reading

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You’ve Written a Book – Now What?

There are two ways to go now that your book is done, and there are pros and cons to each. Traditional publishing. Independent publishing. Let’s define them. Traditional publishing is when you create a relationship with a mainstream publishing house, … Continue reading

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Ghostwriting a Successful Self-Help Book and Successfully Marketing It

Writing a self-help book or collaborating with a ghostwriting partner on a how-to book is a great way to scratch all kinds of creative itches. Perhaps you’re really good at a particular craft, sport, profession, or art and would like … Continue reading

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A Book, Well Designed, is a Work of Art

Picture a book. Hold a book in your hands. Feel the texture.  Examine the cover. Look at the publication page, the dedication, the acknowledgments.  Even before you’ve opened to the first page, you’ve come face-to-face with a work of art. … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

You’re heard the stories about the incredible success that The Martian and 50 Shades of Grey had after their authors chose to launch the books via self-publication. You’ve very likely heard of Hugh Howey and A.G.Riddle. They earned their wings … Continue reading

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Ghostwriting a Business Book

You’re a business leader with a business to run.  You may also have a great idea for a business book that will, in fact, expand your business. The problem is moving from idea to words on a page. That is … Continue reading

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Hiring the Right Ghostwriter

Hiring the right ghostwriter is a worthwhile idea for anyone who has an interesting story to tell, a valuable message to deliver, or powerful tools to share. If you’ve thought about writing a novel, biography, business book, self-help book, or … Continue reading

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Content Editing vs. Copy Editing

Here is the question:  Is there a difference between copy editing and proofreading?  From a writer’s point of view, there is, but there isn’t.  Some will say that the copy editor is tasked with the job of checking written material … Continue reading

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The Business of Self-Publishing

Every person who writes a book is an entrepreneur.  Yes, there is an aspect of art in writing a book, but there is an equal part which is all business. You embraced the art, now you have to embrace the … Continue reading

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