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6 Self-Imposed Limitations That Prevent You from Publishing (And How to Beat Them) – Elizabeth Lee | Guest Post

6 Self-Imposed Limitations That Prevent You from Publishing (And How to Beat Them) – Elizabeth Lee | Guest Post

Ask any writer for advice and they’ll tell you that making your work public is critical to growing your career in writing. But many creatives never get to publish their work. Instead, they’re trapped in their heads and restricted by limitations they tend to impose on themselves. Since writing is a very personal activity, sharing

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: February 2017 | Douglas Burcham

I’m delighted to say that after a seven-month break Douglas makes a welcome return to TIPM with his latest contribution in his “Writing and Reading For Pleasure” series for February 2017 with a reflective post on happenings since the summer of 2016.   When I started writing this post last Friday I should have been on

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5 Smart Ways to Capture a Large Readership Using Social Networks – Disha Dinesh | Guest Post

Many writers spend weeks working on projects, obsessing over structure, flow and every last word. Then, when it is time to unveil their writing for the world to see, they prepare for success but instead, nothing happens. Why do some projects thrive, while others go unnoticed? You could attribute it to luck, but savvy writers

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How to Generate Buzz for Your Self-Published Book – Kelly Smith | Guest Post

When it comes to being an author, going it alone is certainly challenging. You don’t have a publisher behind you to help you with your publicity efforts, making promotion another responsibility that rests solely in your lap. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do on your own to increase

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Facing Up to Copyright Challenges in a Digital World – Follio [Infographic]

Copyright laws were developed long before we had the internet and there is little question that the digital world we now live in has created some unique and difficult challenges for anyone looking to protect their original work, as well as sometimes making it confusing for those of us who want to avoid copyright infringement.

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What to expect when you’re publishing on Kobo – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

AC de Fombelle begins 2017 with a continuation of her popular series of posts: What to expect when you’re publishing on… For this post, she is joined by Kobo’s Mark Lebfevre. While I will again insist on the importance of going as wide as possible when publishing your book, let’s take a new dive into a chosen store, among

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What to expect when you’re publishing on Amazon Kindle Store – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

A few weeks back I told you about Google Play Books and why you should get your book there. Maybe telling you to publish your book on Amazon is preaching to the choir but it’s still good to know what getting your book on the Kindle store entails: Where will your book be? What’s the

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Publishing Service Index: December 2016 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for December 2016. Our last index was released back in late May/early June, and at one stage we released the index on an almost monthly basis. In compiling the index, month-to-month, I found the work involved to update the 90+ companies and service providers was not being compensated by enough

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5 Cover Design Tips for Self-Publishers – Emily Burgess | Guest Post

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but people are bound to do it anyway. When you’re self publishing, it’s a little harder to get the recognition you deserve. Everything’s in your hands. You’re an author, not a professional cover designer. If you don’t know where to start, that’s perfectly normal. Your cover needs

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Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book – Alice Clarke | Guest Post

Publishing a book provides exciting opportunities to share your talent with the world, lay the foundations of a solid career and make some money along the way. Before publishing a book, however, there are a number of options you’ll need to consider. Going through standard publishing channels will make things a bit more challenging. This

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