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Why it is so hard to self-publish and earn money on a book?  I’ve heard so many numbers, I’m not sure what to think. This is one of the reader questions submitted for this month.  It seems like a simple question, because it seems to some it is hard making money self-publishing a book. It’s …
Have you ever made a purchase and you find that it’s not at all what the company promised?  Or, have to ever made a purchase where you wished you hadn’t? Makes a person almost wish they had asked “what’s the real deal?” I have published a book, and up to this point I’ve never shared …
Mention the name Malcolm Gladwell and you will probably get a few comments.  Everyone seems to have a point of view when it comes to his writing, be it good or bad.  To me, that is a mark of a good writer. It’s more than simply taking a look at what he does with ideas. …
So, you wrote a book. It is not an easy feat by any means, but as we have said time and time again on this blog: that in no way guarantees success. So you wrote a really good book. Maternal critics aside, this is also no easy feat. To get more people than only your …
Using Facebook and Twitter to Maximize Your Online Presence For a lot of people, when you say “Facebook,” there is a certain level of comfort and familiarity. With Twitter this is often not the case. Whether it is because Facebook came first or because it allows people to waste/spend/invest countless hours online matching up gem …
Tips on the social networking ins and outs of Twitter and how they can make you a successful writer                This month we have been talking a lot about using Twitter in various important ways to increase your success as a writer. The thing to remember, however, is that …
A lesson from the horoscopes about helping your writing reach out to people                 This month we are talking about reaching out to your readers and the many ways you can do this as a writer. The first important way that you can do this is to reach out through your actual writing. We have …
Self-publishing writers and their unexpected entrepreneurship           As writers we often fall into the same trap as other professions: From singers to doctors! We’re good at something, hell… we’re great at it! But unless you understand the industry you are trying to work in, and make educated efforts to stand out in said industry, your …
How to Decide if Self-Publishing is for You             Self-publishing is a practice that has been around for many years and can be an appealing option for many authors. So far this month, we have discussed possible options for self-publishing and the potential benefits of publishing your book in this way. I always find however, …
               What I learned about marketing myself from McMaster Medical School                This past weekend I was privileged to be invited to interview for McMaster Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This has been a long journey for me but one that I …
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