Top 10 publishing posts of 2015

As the year winds to a close it’s easy to get caught up in the silly season. Suddenly, it’s mid-January and you haven’t written anything for a month. Your editor is impatiently tapping her toe and you need to push your entire self-publishing process back. Not anymore – check out Grammar Factory’s 10 most popular […]

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The power of a paperback (and why you shouldn’t just write an eBook)

With growing numbers of qualified professionals offering their services to first-time authors, the power of publishing for entrepreneurs is becoming more widely recognised. After all, publishing a book establishes you as an instant expert, which then leads to a range of opportunities that come with expert status – media appearances, keynote gigs, charging higher rates […]

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How one lawyer’s book got her featured on national TV

Clarissa Rayward, the Happy Family Lawyer and first-time author, came to Grammar Factory for a structural edit in 2014. Her book, Splitsville: How to separate, stay out of court and stay friends, guides families through the legal issues associated with separation and divorce without causing unnecessary angst for partners or children. Why write a book? […]

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Boost your author profile by speaking

Today’s post is by Dr Gary Wohlman, the founder and director of My Presentation Doctor and the author of  Get Up, Stand Up For Your Life. Dr Gary travels the world training CEOs, managing directors, senior managers and executive committees of leading organisations, as well as professional speakers and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries and, in […]

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The #1 lesson when printing your book

Your first box of books arrives. You open the first copy and realise that something’s not right. Maybe it’s a typo in your introduction, the wrong diagram in Chapter 1, or you wrote a reminder to yourself about adding another case study… which somehow made it to print. Whatever the issue, you now have a […]

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3 steps to project manage your first book

So you want to write a book… but where do you start? What most people do is set the goal of writing a book, set themselves a deadline, and then write ferociously until they run out of steam (this usually takes two to four weeks). Soon the weeks turn into months, and by the time […]

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Judging a book by its cover: Designing Book Blueprint

I have a mixed history with designers. You see, my significant other is a former graphic designer. Today he’s a training manager at a software company, but tends to take on a lot of design responsibilities on the side of his main role. As a result, any time I’ve wanted to create anything with a […]

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5 ways to leverage your book for your business

The past few years have held a lot of doom and gloom for aspiring authors, with The Guardian citing a survey that revealed 50% of authors in the UK make less than GBP10,500 a year from their writing, and 17% of authors don’t make anything from their writing. To put that in perspective, that’s less […]

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