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How an edited book is like some new jeans

Disclaimer – This is not my butt. The photo’s from Macy’s.Earlier this year my parents went to the US. And, because my mum is a bit of a clothes horse (and the prices are so much better over there), they went shopping. I benefitted. ;)Unfortunately, my mum often forgets that I’m 1-2 sizes larger than […]

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Client case study: Warren Otter author of Crank it UP

Warren Otter was a first-time author who came to Grammar Factory for a structural edit of his book Crank It UP.Crank It UP is targeted at business owners who have successfully grown their businesses through the start-up phase and then through several years of strong growth only to start slowing down as they reach maturity. Through the […]

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5 keys to a good author-editor relationship

You send your book off to the editor, and a few weeks later your masterpiece returns. Where there was confusion, there’s clarity. Your prose has turned into poetry.What’s not to love?Unfortunately, not all author-editor relationships run this smoothly. Read on for our top 5 keys to enjoy a good author-editor relationship.1. Deliver your manuscript on timeFew […]

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Client case study: Miriam Sandkuhler, author of Property Prosperity

Miriam Sandkuhler was a first-time author who came to me for a structural edit for her book Property Prosperity.Her book teaches readers the seven steps to investing in property like an expert. “Whether you’re looking to purchase a home or an investment property, Property Prosperity gives you all the information you need to avoid common pitfalls, make successful […]

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Chapter structure made easy: our fail-proof guide

For every non-fiction book (particularly ‘how-to’ books), there is one chapter structure that works every time. It’s effective, interesting and easy to follow, which makes for happy readers who are not only more likely to finish that chapter, but to read the next one too. What is that structure?‘What’, ‘Why’, ‘How’.WhatNo matter what Simon Sinek says, I […]

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Think content is king? Think again

Content is important – no argument here. After all, it doesn’t matter how much style you have if there’s no substance. However, for your content to have any impact, it needs to be delivered in an easily-digestible form. You create this with your structure.Why structure is so importantWhile many people think an editor focuses on […]

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Book launch planning

How to choose what goes into your book

You’ve been in business for a few years now, and you have a whole slew of marketing content up your sleeve – brochures, flyers, blog posts, articles, interviews, case studies and more. Writing a book should be easy, right? You can just use your existing content to bulk up your word count.While using existing content […]

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NEVER apologise for what you write

Over the past year I’ve edited a few books which have touched on mindset, spirituality and the law of attraction as a part of the main framework of the book. And I’ve noticed that, whenever authors write about an area that might be deemed unusual or unconventional in their circle, they tend to apologise.The first […]

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Why every entrepreneur should write a book

Ken Dunn is the author of five books on sales, marketing and writing, which have sold over 250,000 copies in 10 languages worldwide. In this post, originally published on Entrepreneur.com, he shares why every entrepreneur should write a book.Want Clients to Know You Before a Pitch? Write a Book.In business today, entrepreneurs have the best chance […]

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Boost your book sales with free giveaways

Today’s post is by self-published novellist Jan Ruth, who used free giveaways to boost her profile and book sales.***‘You’re giving away your latest title? That’s crazy!’I agree.However, the indie industry is still relatively new and as with all things Internet, the goal-posts are forever changing. Even in the ancient days of traditional publishing, books were gifted in […]

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How to reach your readers with social media

Today’s post is by bestselling self-published author and author coach Connie Brentford, founder of The Moonlighter’s Guide website, who shares some invaluable and creative tips on how to engage directly with readers by tracking their comments about your books on social media.This article was originally published at http://selfpublishingadvice.org/how-to-reach-readers-with-social-search-techniques/How To Reach Readers With Social Search TechniquesI’m a digital nomad […]

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3 things I wish I knew before self-publishing

Pat Fitzpatrick is an Irish writer who just self-published his first novel Keep Away From those Ferraris. A few months later, and what does he wish he new before self-publishing? (originally published at http://catherineryanhoward.com/2014/01/22/3-things-i-wish-i-knew-before-self-publishing-my-novel/)It’s over a month since I self-published my new thriller. Now that I have some distance from all the madness, it’s time to warn others what it […]

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Why you shouldn’t rely on spell check

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The honest facts on becoming a self-publisher

Today’s post is by Nick Ruffilo, the CIO/CTO of Aerbook.com, who recently leaped into self-publishing. Read on for an honest look into the value of editing, the tricks of packaging and distribution, and his strategies to get more sales with marketing and PR.On becoming a self-publisherI’ve been involved in publishing startups for the a little over six years […]

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