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Dealing with Rejection New!

Authors experience rejection in many forms: Readers not liking the books, potential publishers turning down a query, negative reviews, and more. It can be emotionally damaging, especially to an author that has poured their heart and soul into their work. This article is designed to...

Three Types of Book Cover Design – Part 2

Illustration Illustrated cover designs offer artists the opportunity to bring their own distinct style and that can be anywhere from very simple right up to the most intricate. There are certain genres where readers expect to see an illustrated cover. The science fiction and fantasy genres are...

Three Types of Book Cover Design – Part 1

One of the nicest parts of browsing through the shelves of a bookstore is taking in all the wonderful artwork on the book covers. Right now, there are some gorgeous book cover designs being produced, a diverse range to match the real diversity of the...

Lose the Book Blurb Format Blues

You've completed a book or story manuscript, and thoroughly checked and re-checked it, etc. Now you're ready to post your writing for sale on Amazon. You feel a cold sweat coming on because you hate that one-paragraph, unformatted book description that looks so "blah." You wrote...

Bookmapping for Plot Revision

In her insightful book The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein says, “A bookmap, in its simplest form, is a scene-by-scene or chapter-by-chapter outline of a novel…it allows you to see the entire plot in compact form and think through its development scene by scene.” To...

The Problems with Self-Publishing

Self-publishing is often known as the biggest advent of the publishing industry since the printing press. Traditional barriers have been removed, and because of systems like Kindle Select and Smashwords, it’s becoming more and more profitable to self-publish, rather than go through the pains of...

The Different Types of Editing 3 - Proofreading

Writing is only a quarter of what is involved in producing a successful book: editing, publishing and marketing are the other equally important three-quarters of the effort. No one person can do these four tasks as well as they need to be done as they...

The Different Types of Editing 2 - Copy Editing

Writing is only a quarter of what is involved in producing a successful book: editing, publishing and marketing are the other equally important three-quarters of the effort. No one person can do these four tasks as well as they need to be done as they...

The Different Types of Editing 1 - Developmental Editing

Writing is only a quarter of what is involved in producing a successful book: editing, publishing and marketing are the other equally important three-quarters of the effort. No one person can do these four tasks as well as they need to be done as they...

Why A Pre-Publication Marketing Plan is Important Part 2

Let’s move on to the next step in drawing up your pre-publication plan: Step Three – Draw up a budget you know you can stick to This is where most people make their mistake. If you don’t look at the bigger picture, you can’t possibly know how...