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Breaking News: An Author Publishes a Book!

Breaking News: An Author Publishes a Book!

I had to park all my work this morning when I came across this news. This is big… it could be really big. I recalled all those dinner parties when people would ask you casually; “Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?” and “What were you doing when you heard about  the 9/11 attacks or

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Royalties: The Seduction of Self-Publishing

Royalties: in a publishing world where there are so many new and old business models, the word gets some serious abuse and misuse and can leave authors pretty confused. In the strictest sense, royalties or a royalty paid to an author is a percentage of revenue earned on book sales. Most traditional publishers pay royalties

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Writing and reading for pleasure – The Narrow Road to the Deep North | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his series of articles on writing and reading for pleasure with a follow up to last month’s post – A picture is worth a thousand words?   The Narrow Road to the Deep North In my last post I mentioned the start I had made to reading Richard Flanagan’s 2014 Man Booker

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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Seven (Advent Edition: Dec 8th – 24th | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham completes his 2014 advent post.    Monday, December 8th – Use different points of view and tenses Ever since reading about Joe Lampton… “There wasn’t a damn thing I couldn’t do!” in John Braine’s Room at the Top, I have loved using the first person in my writing. I do this almost by

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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Seven (Advent Edition: Dec 1st – 7th) | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his series: How to write fiction – Part two. Back to writing and reading for pleasure. I cannot put off the content of this writing for pleasure post any longer. The nitty-gritty technical aspects have to be faced. In the previous posts in this series I have urged readers thinking about being

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Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional? [Infographic] | The Write Life

Author Henry Hertz created a questionnaire to help other authors break down the crucial elements involved when choosing to self-publish or go the traditional route. Writing resource portal The Write Life liked Hertz’s questionnaire so much it turned it into an infographic. Hertz explained that he wanted to convey the big differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing. My

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