How to nail the blurb for your business book

While everyone says you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, the truth is that your potential readers are doing this every day. And it’s not just the front cover, either – in a printed book, your back cover is just as important. And the key to an attention-grabbing back cover is a gripping back cover blurb. […]

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Tell your story, save a life

Everyone has a story to tell – but even the greatest stories often go untold. It’s hard to have your experiences and your thoughts be heard over everyone else’s. That is what makes writing your own book so beneficial; it is a way for you to share your story with the world. In 2013 we […]

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5 tips to get your book in stores

Today’s post is by author and editor Sara Litchfield of Right Ink on the Wall. Sara is the author of dystopian thriller The Night Butterflies, and recently discovered that getting your self-published book on the shelf of a major bookstore chain can be as easy as simply asking the question. Read on for her top five […]

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4 tips to find readers before you publish

Today’s post is by Sean Blanda, the Managing Editor and Producer of 99U, and online magazine that teaches creatives how to execute their ideas. In this post he shares how to save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of wasted effort by finding readers for your book before you go to publish your book. Building […]

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Marketing tools for your self-published book

Today’s post is by Paul Jarvis, bestselling author of The Good Creative, Everything I Know, Be Awesome at Online Business, and Write and Sell Your Damn Book. He also writes a weekly newsletter on freelancing, creativity and critical thought called The Sunday Dispatches, where he originally shared this honest advice on marketing for self-published authors […]

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Do you really need that exclamation mark?

You’re passionate about your book’s subject. You want to emphasise how important your message is. Or you want to bring some enthusiasm and excitement to a topic you worry your readers will find dry and dull. The solution – an exclamation mark! Or is it? Readers understand that exclamation marks convey emotion. So when they […]

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The secret to standing out in your industry

When I got the interview for one of my first writing jobs, I was over the moon. I spent days researching the company, the industry and where it was going. I stalked people at the company on LinkedIn and even managed to have a pre-interview coffee with a former employee, which gave me inside information […]

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Top 10 self-publishing posts of 2014

As the year winds to an end it’s easy to get caught up in the silly season. Then 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 – browse through our 10 most popular […]

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