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3 ways to research your book

Following last week’s post, if you think your book could use a bit more research, here are some ideas to get you started.1. Interview expertsInterview some people who are experts in your book’s subject matter. Some of us get stumped on this one, because we think, “well I don’t know any experts,” but you might be surprised.An […]

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How much research does your book need?

One of the questions I often get asked by writers who are in the writing (or planning) process is how much research they need to do for their book.The amount of research you need depends on two things:1Your knowledge as an author, and2The subject of your book.1. Your knowledge as an authorThe more knowledge you have […]

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Self-Publishing: It Takes a Village

Originally published by The Huffington Post, in this article Lindsay Pyfer shares her experience of self-publishing an anthology, and how even the most established writers need an experienced team to bring a book to life.***Are you or your group thinking about self-publishing a book? If so, there are some things you’ll want to know before you get started […]

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Editing a book manuscript

Editing webinar – all you need to know

Have you been humming and hawing about hiring an editor? Maybe you think you can do the editing yourself (after all, you’re the one who wrote the book!). Maybe you’ve Googled ‘editors’, and you’re overwhelmed by choice. Or maybe you just don’t know if you’re going to get your money’s worth. In this free webinar, discover: […]

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How to launch your book online using social media

Begins when you publish. Whether you are a traditionally published author, hybrid author or independently self-publishing, you will need to market your book and online is the place to do it. So, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to launch your book online using social media.Today’s post is by author and social media marketing strategist […]

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5 ways to keep your writing momentum up over Christmas

With Christmas coming up, it’s easy to lose your writing momentum as you lose yourself in the holiday festivities. Unfortunately, once you lose momentum, can be even harder to get back into the habit of writing than it was to get started.So, here are some tips to ensure you don’t lose momentum this holiday season: […]

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5 steps to plan your book (my fail-proof process)

Whenever people ask me how to write, and how to write quickly, I always give the same advice: “Create a thorough plan of your book, including chapter topics, the main points you’ll cover in each chapter, the examples you want to use, and even your quotes. The more thorough your plan, the less you’ll have to […]

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Interview with Robert Bihar, author of Don’t Eat the Marshmallow

If you’ve ever complained “I just don’t know how to talk to my kids about money,” then this interview’s for you.In episode 7 of Entrepreneur to Author, I speak with Robert Bihar, author of Don’t Eat the Marshmallow. With over 15 years’ experience as a Finance Analyst teaching financial and budgeting skills to the managers of large […]

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Market Your Book

When it comes to how to market your book, there’s a lot of advice out there. So how do you know what works, and what’s a waste of time?Keep reading to find out how to turn your book into a bestseller from Ryan Holiday, marketing expert and best-selling author of Trust Me I’m Lying and Growth Hacker Marketing. (Article originally […]

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Interview with Jacquie Sharples, author of If Your Body Could Talk

As a corporate escapee, Jacquie Sharples knows a thing or two about not listening to her body.A former corporate engineer, Jacquie couldn’t ignore her passion for health and fitness. Having formerly trained at the highest levels in athletics since high school, becoming Victoria champion in the triple jump and in the top 8 at the […]

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Interview with Jenny Vandyke, author of The Innovation Recipe

Author of The Innovation Recipe: Key Ingredients for World-class Results in Big Business, Jenny Vandyke believes that innovation and cooking have a lot in common.Having worked with senior leaders at Australia’s biggest organisations for over ten years, including National Australia Bank, BHP Billiton, ANZ Bank and KMPG, Jenny knows that, unfortunately, owning a shinyEuropean oven doesn’t […]

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Why Your Book Pitch Matters (Even If You’re Self-Published)

This was such a great post on why your book pitch matters, even for self-published authors, that I wanted to share it. (Reblogged from http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/10/book-pitch/)Imagine for a moment that you’ve hopped into an elevator on your way somewhere. You’re carrying the proof of your book that just arrived from the printer. A gentleman sharing the elevator […]

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