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Book Design. What is it really?

Book design is the process of developing or typesetting the interior of your print book and adhering to the specification of the printer or online platforms like Amazon KDP or Barnes and Noble. This is essential and can affect book … Continue reading

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Book Covers and Book Sales

One of my favorite places is the bookstore. Strolling leisurely through the aisles. That new book smell. I love seeing all the books lined up on the shelves. A new world waiting to be discovered, a new adventure, a new … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Self-Published Book LOOK Self-Published

You’ve spent countless hours writing your book – or you’ve hired a quality ghostwriter to assist in the process – and now you’ve chosen to independently publish the final product.  Here’s the thing. Most self-published or independently published books LOOK … Continue reading

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Why Publish Independently

Let’s assume that you’ve finished that special book that you’ve been dreaming of writing.  It could be a suspense novel, personal memoir, business book, or book of inspiration and health.  You’ve made the decision to publish your book independently. In … Continue reading

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The Publishing World as We Now Know it

Let’s make an assumption.  Let’s assume the you have successfully finished your book. You’ve written that novel that you always dreamed of writing. You penned the auto-biography or memoir that will serve has your legacy.  You finished the business book … Continue reading

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Write, Market, Sell – It’s all about the Book

The creation of a book is a process, a wonderful, arduous process.  Don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise.  A book – novel, memoir, business book, self-help book, even a comic book – takes time and discipline.  How much … Continue reading

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The Art of Book Cover Design

Never forget the art of it all. You have written your book.  Whether it is a work of fiction, a business book, biography, or self-help book, it is special to you.  The book cover you design, or have a professional … Continue reading

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Plan A: Market the Heck Out of Your Book

You’ve heard the saying: There is no Plan B.  That’s how you should feel about the marketing of your book. Plan A: Market the heck out of it.  If there is a Plan B, it should be: Market the heck … Continue reading

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What Makes for a Beautiful Book Cover?

The simple answer: one that sells your book. Okay then, what are the things we can do to create a book cover that helps promote and sell your book?  Let’s find out. Point One: The View from 30,000 Feet. Your … Continue reading

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The Print Book vs. Ebook Debate

Here is the truth. There really is no debate. If you are an author and plan to publish your book independently, then you should know the pros and cons of creating a print book and/or an ebook. But know this: … Continue reading

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