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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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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 publishing […]

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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 and, […]

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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 their […]

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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 […]

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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 interviewed […]

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5 tips to get your book in stores

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

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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 a crowdIt’s […]

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