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6 Social Marketing Hacks That Don’t Take a Team to Implement – Disha Dinesh | Guest Post

6 Social Marketing Hacks That Don’t Take a Team to Implement – Disha Dinesh | Guest Post

As per a survey conducted by UNESCO, there are around 2.2 million books published each year. With the sheer volumes of books and content being created and made available to people everywhere, competition for market share has increased considerably. As an independent author who is hard-pressed for time and resources how do you match up

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Want a MORE Eye-Catching Book Cover Design? Read This! – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

I’m delighted that Joshua Jadon has joined TIPM again for more book cover design tips.   We have all heard the old saying about not judging a book by its cover, but unfortunately, most readers do exactly that. They skim over the bookshelf and they only pick up a couple of books out of the

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9 Facts Everyone Should Know About Book Cover Design – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

We all know that book covers are important. Imagine a person, who is the embodiment of your target audience, as they walk through a bookstore or library. Depending on how big of a library, this person can pass by hundreds of books in a matter of seconds, not once finding a book of their liking.

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The Main Problems for Self-Published Authors – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Ever since the rise of the Internet, the publishing industry is no longer the same. Sure, famous A-list authors still have their teams of editors, publishers, legal experts, and marketers. However, if you don’t belong to that category, then you don’t really need a huge team standing behind your work. You can do everything alone.

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5 Mistakes You Make as a Self-Published Author – Rachel Bartee | Guest Post

A good article, essay or book with a unique title and relevant content will attract an endless stream of excited readers and vice versa. The truth is, self-publishing requires more than just putting words together to impress your targeted audience. Unless you are planning to read your article or essay alone, you need to prioritize

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2016 | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series for June 2016 with reflections on six years of writing and the future.   I woke this morning Wednesday 1st June 2016 at around 3.00am calm and fed up with my normal sleep patterns ruined by medication. Almost exactly six years ago, I woke in a

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: A Visit to IngramSpark – Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series for May 2016 with ideas for publishing success and an account of an eagerly awaited visit to IngramSpark/Lightning Source in Milton Keynes.   When I pushed through the exit doors of BBC Broadcasting House, I felt elated. I did not need to pay for the enormous

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10 Tips For Creating Fantastic Book Cover Designs – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

There is this common saying – Don’t always judge a book by its cover, people accept the saying but do otherwise consciously, unconsciously and subconsciously. Yes, the title of a book plays an important role in attracting readers but the cover design plays a more important role. When designing the cover of your book, you

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The Process of Writing – Howard of Warwick | Guest Post

I’ve written eight historical humour novels so far. Six of them were in my Brother Hermitage series and two very un-straight histories. Each time I start to write a novel I need a “conceit”. What is the core idea around which the tale will be spun? Is it that a character holds a simple but

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Traditional Publishing: A Maze; Self-publishing: Amazing – Alison Gardiner | Guest Post

I have fought dragons and won; from now on please call me St Georgette. The vanquished fire breathing monster in question is the publishing industry, which waits, crouched, ready to swallow up, or at least badly singe, many would-be heroes. Having discovered that my original attacking stance, straight to the traditional face, was not working,

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