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Nonfiction book strategy: Linking your book to your business

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs’ books fail to drive meaningful results because too often, business owners don’t treat their nonfiction book strategy with the same rigour as the rest of their business. If your book isn’t grounded in your business strategy, and if it isn’t approached with strategic thought, the result can feel disconnected.  An effective nonfiction book […]

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Reader Strategy: How to make your book connect with your customers

As an experienced business-person, you understand the importance of knowing your customer. Your customer strategy allows you to tailor your branding, products, marketing, all your communications, in ways that feel personally relevant to the people you’re serving. As an author, your customer is your reader, and so it’s just as important to have a reader strategy […]

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7 Mistakes the Entrepreneur Makes as a First-Time Author

Common wisdom tells us that “Everybody has a book in them”, and the stats back this up. More than 80% of people say they hope to become a first-time author.  Entrepreneurs are no exception. At Grammar Factory, we recently surveyed business owners. We found that even among this time-starved group, nearly 70% want to write a […]

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Cost of self-publishing a book

The cost of self-publishing a book. It costs HOW MUCH?!

I was at a publishing workshop for entrepreneurs. The guru stood on stage in front of a slide with a picture of an ambulance on display. He was preparing us for the cost of self-publishing a book through his company.“My prices are high. They are so high that you’re not going to believe it. We […]

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The year in books – 2018 at Grammar Factory

Every year the Grammar Factory team is lucky enough to work with incredible entrepreneurs and business people – people who have a tonne of knowledge to share, and an audience they want to help, and just need a hand transforming that knowledge into a book. So I’m excited to share the publishing projects we’ve worked on […]

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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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The year in books – 2017 at Grammar Factory

Every year my team and I are lucky enough to work with incredible entrepreneurs and business people – people who have a tonne of knowledge to share, and an audience they want to help, and just need a hand transforming that knowledge into a book.  So I’m excited to share the publishing projects we’ve worked on […]

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Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

You’ve written a book, or are in the middle of your first draft, and you’ve started thinking about your publishing options. Should you try to get a traditional publishing deal, or would self-publishing make more sense for you and your book?Over the past decade, publishing has changed. Fifteen years ago, traditional publishing was the only […]

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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. This is your book’s copyright page, or imprint page.If your book is being published by a traditional publisher, or if […]

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