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When Self-Publishing Advice Should Never Include a MUST

When Self-Publishing Advice Should Never Include a MUST

Many TIPM readers will know that I am a great fan of Joel Friedlander and his advice and work as a book cover designer for self-published authors. I rarely disagree with Joel’s advice, but his post this morning on his website left me a little lost for words.   Why Writers Must Self-Publish Their Books   That’s

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Practical Tips for Authors from Publishing Consultant Mick Rooney | Gigaverse Interview

This week, Gigaverse, an online learning resource that teaches people how to earn an income (and eventually make a career) out of their talents, hobbies, and passions, interviewed me on the topic of author-publishing. Gigaverse taps a wide field of information and resources and has already interviewed Catherine Ryan Hyde, Hugh Howey, Erin Brown, Lyn

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The Meatgrinder and eBook Publishing

Mark Coker, the CEO and founder of Smashwords, calls it The Meatgrinder. So much so, he happily—and rightly—refers to Smashwords’ file-crunching e-book conversion application by the same name. It may be the bane of many self-published authors frustrations and late nights, but Coker never meant the process of loading a book file to an online

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Guest Post: Overcoming The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing | Tom Corson-Knowles

1. Fear Fear is the #1 killer of success as a writer. It’s why most people wake up every morning and work in a 9-5 job they hate. It’s why more heart attacks happen on Monday mornings while people are on their way to an unfulfilling job. It’s why writers will throw away their manuscript

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