Tag : Publishing

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There are many wonderful independent authors out there.  Some of them are great to have as peers and mentors.  There are also countless mainstream authors out there too who do the same. It’s a good thing it is nearing the beginning of a new season.  I’ve come to realize I’ve been spending much of my …
The beauty and glamour of traditional publishing. As much as things have changed over the years with traditional publishing and self-publishing, somethings still hold true and will never change.  The beauty of becoming a more powerful writer is knowing some basic do and don’t and not get moved by the glamour of being a published …
Self-Publishing your book and Traditionally publishing your book seems to be a great divide in the writing world.    If you mention the words “self-publishing” to say ten or fifteen aspiring authors and there will never be an answer that they will agree upon.  I’m not about to suggest they come to blows, but almost …
Stress and Burnout
Although rules can and do change, if you are writing and publishing something you want it to be the best. In the spirit of this idea, over the years I have learned a few publishing points.  First, it’s not impossible to publish a book. They are either something which I’ve learned about after reading several …
One of the new more powerful ways to self-publish is using CreateSpace to distribute your book.  It is powerful because its parent company is Amazon.  Since CreateSpace was acquired by Amazon,  more people have used CreateSpace to self-publish their writing.  This in and of itself is nothing new. Writers want to get the word out …
Quote of Sherlock Holmes The best way to judge if you need to improve your online writing is to stop for a moment and look at what you think is good- and what other writers know is good. There is a lot of personal and stop thinking that you know what you are doing, because …
A lot of writers are looking for ways to make money publishing their work. There are ups and downs in all writing, but with both time and focus you will find that writing online on any site and doing it well will help you with a writing goal, such as publishing a book. All it …
Writing is a rather lonely process. It’s also, along with being human, one of the most hope-shattering careers a person can choose.  All the self-help books in the world won’t help a writer find their groove when it becomes lost.  It’s hard for a writer to ‘give up’ but it’s harder to continue if you’re …
It’s the same word count. It’s all the same font size and font. But the visual look to your book can make or break a book sale.  Size does matter when it comes to self-publishing, and a standard size will make all the difference. A good example is a book sizing. For most non-fiction books, …
CreateSpace is part of the ever growing Amazon umbrella of companies.  Unlike Xlibris or iUniverse or AuthorHouse, if you simply want to have your book self-published under the ISBN of CreateSpace, or simply don’t care to use the services they offer, that is up to you. There is a lot of opportunity left in the …
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