Self-Publishing

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Google Play Books Platform is Open Again to Indie Authors for Direct Uploads

The Google Publisher Program allowed independent authors and small presses to sell ebooks in the Google Play bookstore. When the program was active it become a cesspool of piracy. Fake authors would sell ebooks they never wrote and  publishing companies would rename all of the main characters in Harry Potter or 50 Shades of Grey and

Traditional Publishing

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: January | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some thoughts for January on writing progress and structure, 2015 reading and publishing.   I set out in June 2015 to complete a full self-edit and restructuring of my 300k word Gemini storybook by the end of 2015. Alas, I have failed because I have

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Amazon Launches Online Store in Australia

Amazon.com Inc. is now up and running in Australia, offering millions of products and one-day delivery in some areas, seeking to seize a share of the nation’s growing online retail market. The e-commerce giant will offer products across more than 20 categories, including consumer electronics, clothing and sports equipment, and offer free delivery on some orders,

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Overcoming Writer’s Block with Automatic Transcription | Guest Post

If you’re a writer—of books, essays, scripts, blog posts, whatever—you’re familiar with the phenomenon: the blank screen, a looming deadline, and a sinking feeling in your gut that pairs poorly with the jug of coffee you drank earlier. If you know that rumble all too well: this post is for you. Maybe it’ll help you

Marketing

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Millennials Market: How to Promote a Book on Snapchat – Brandon Stanley | Guest Post

Millennials are people who have different values and completely different life approach compared to any other generation. For example, a lot of US millennials prefer Snapchat over Facebook. This is probably because Snapchat is appealing to a younger demographic, providing all the fun and interesting features that most millennials seek. Considering that you’re an author

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Top 15 Ways to Promote Your Book – Amber Wilson | Guest Post

One question that keeps coming up among the author community is how to promote more books. Every author’s dream is to be on the best seller list. But how do you get a spot on this competitive list? It is said that the most powerful method of marketing a book is through word of mouth

Opinions/Guest Posts

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