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Guest Post: Appearances Can Be Deceptive – Vincent Flannery

Guest Post: Appearances Can Be Deceptive – Vincent Flannery

The word appearance has two meanings: one literally means to appear; the other describes what something looks like. Let’s talk about the first meaning, which is the first thing a writer thinks about: how am I going to get this book to readers?Most writers will have gone through the arduous task of sending work out

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Guest Post: How Bowker uses its U.S. ISBN monopoly to rip off new authors

An author or publisher who wants to distribute a print edition of a book in the United States will eventually have to get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) assigned to the title. ISBN records contain author, publisher, size, format, topic-related information, pricing, and other data needed by retailers, libraries, and book distribution systems. Some

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Self-Publishers will become publishers | Tim O’Reilly TOC New York

Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, had some positive notes on the future of publishing when he was interviewed by Jenn Webb at the recent O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference in New York. “There’s no question in my mind that self-publishing is the wave of the future, with one big caveat: self-publishers will become publishers.

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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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Guest Post: My Raider Publishing Experience | Jenni Boyd

TIPM continues to receive reports of negative experiences from authors who have dealt with Raider International Publishing. Here is just one account from author, Jenni Boyd. Hi, my name is Jenni Boyd. I wanted to share my story with other authors who have had their hopes dashed by constant rejection, forcing them to look at other

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