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The Dark Era of Publishing – Giacomo D’Angelo | Guest Post

The Dark Era of Publishing – Giacomo D’Angelo | Guest Post

It won’t last long, the established companies won’t be happy but most of the people will. I, the content provider (= the entertainment company, like a book publishing house or a film studio or a music label), don’t trust you, my beloved customer. And I don’t want to deliver to you my content as it is.

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Essential Editing Stages a Self-Publisher Should Go Through – Sophia Anderson | Guest Post

There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them. – Elie Wiesel It seems like Elie Wiesel conveyed the importance of editing

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7 Mistakes that Ruin a Writer’s Self-Publishing Efforts – Micheal Gilmore | Guest Post

Can you tell the difference between a successful self-published author and the one who doesn’t make it? It’s not about the literature. It’s more about character, persistence, and proper promotion. For those who don’t want to bother with publishers, self-publishing seems like the right solution. It’s cheap, easy, and everyone can do it. That’s the

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Book Cover Design: Why people might not like yours – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

Have you ever thought about the role a book cover design plays in order to make a particular book a bestseller? Book cover designs are quite crucial for attracting the attention of your audience and readers. And yes… there are book covers published which are hated by people! Can you guess why? If you can’t,

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On Rushing, Delusions, and Snake Oil: 5 Easy Pieces of Indie Author Advice – Dominic Carrillo | Guest Post

Don’t Rush Is it because we’re dying to see our words bound by a cover with our name on it? Or are we just too eager to share our stories? Whatever it is, most indie authors are on the fast track to getting their book published and up on Amazon.com. Don’t make this mistake. Rushing is

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What to expect when you are publishing on Apple iBookstore – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

AC de Fombelle continues her popular series of posts: What to expect when you’re publishing on…  You may have followed them from the beginning but you may also be new to this publication: this is the fourth post of the “What to expect when you are publishing” series intended to give a global light on the different

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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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