Category Archives for "Self-publishing"

Is content king? Find out on Taking Care of Business

For the last few years, content marketing has been the king of marketing your business online. The theory is simple – if you provide your potential customers with enough value up front, when they are ready to buy you will be the first one they think of. The ultimate goal is to have them thinking, ‘If I […]

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What goes on your copyright (or imprint) page?

Open up any professionally published book. On page 1 you’ll see the title. On the flipside, you’ll see a bunch of scary legal information – copyright symbols, disclaimers, ISBNs, Dewey numbers, publisher details and more. If your book is being published by a traditional publisher, or if you’re working with an end-to-end publishing services company, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Funding Your Book with Partnerships

​You’ve almost finished your draft and you start shopping around for publishing quotes.One editor quotes $1,200 and another quotes $5,000. One designer will charge $500, while another charges $2,000. And then you approach an end-to-end publishing company who will charge $12,000 for the lot – editing, design, eBook, printing and distribution.Regardless of where your suppliers […]

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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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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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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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