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Reading and Writing for Pleasure (June 2018) | Douglas Burcham

Reading and Writing for Pleasure (June 2018) | Douglas Burcham

This is Douglas’ first post in 2018 in his Writing and Reading for Pleasure series with updates on his productive writing activity so far this year.   My eight-year journey  I am typing this post on Friday 1st June 2018, which is eight years to the day I began writing. As I have commented before,

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Does Self-Publishing Demean the Art of Writing? – Steven Mehler | Guest Post

Every writer understands the attraction of self-publishing. It’s incredibly frustrating to invest a swath of time in a story for it then to be rejected by a dozen magazines and other publishing houses. Even worse, not much later you see stuff published by authors with a recognized name and their content is worse than yours!

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10 Key Tips for Writing and Publishing a Coffee Table Book – Samantha Rosario | Guest Post

Coffee table books – they fall into that category of ubiquitous items that seem simple until you stop to look at them closely and discover art. A good coffee table book, that is. If you don’t put together a meaningful work, or fail to publish it, a coffee table book will just remain a creation

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Three Ways to Revive the Fortunes of a Dying Book – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

Many writers know the frustration of putting their time, effort and hope into a book, only for it to fizzle out after launching. It can be incredibly disheartening when books don’t perform as well as expected. One response is to simply move on to the next project, giving up any hope of the previous book’s

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Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing and Technology with Paul Cohen (Monkfish and Epigraph) [VIDEO]

Paul Cohen of Monkfish and Epigraph Publishing joined presenter Mick Rooney on Radio Espial to discuss all things publishing, self-publishing, digital publishing and technology.

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Success as a Self-Published Author: Some Hints and Tips – Alex Norwood | Guest Post

With the big publishing houses amalgamating within each other more than ever, it seems harder and harder for budding writers to seek their work accredited through the traditional mass publication model. With this in mind, self-publishing can be an easier way to get your work out there and make a name for yourself. It comes

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The Five Common Mistakes to Avoid as a New Author – Jordan Ring | Guest Post

All new authors struggle with the same basic questions. Most jump into the Kindle marketplace with passion and gusto, but end up with meager results due to a lack of forethought and planning. But you don’t know what you don’t know right? The good news is that you don’t have to fall into this same

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Merry Christmas From The Independent Publishing Magazine

2017, another year almost gone and Christmas is upon us in a few days. It’s been a record year for visitors and traffic to The Independent Publishing Magazine. We’ve released our last Publishing Service Index of 2017 this month and the trends we have seen throughout the year continue with more and more authors migrating to online publishing platforms

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: December 2017 – Douglas Burcham

I’m delighted to say Douglas joins us for his year-end post “Writing and Reading for Pleasure” column with details of activities in 2017 and his thoughts for 2018.   On writing My writing for pleasure year in 2017 has been more productive than in 2016. Completion of the self-editing process for drafts up to a final read

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Essential Tips for Creating a Novel That Sells to the Public – Sarah Robinson | Guest Post

Most people know how to read, but not a lot of them know how to write. Unfortunately, it follows that not everyone who knows how to write also knows how to write a novel, let alone write one that the average book reader would buy in a heartbeat. You might be one such novelist who

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