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The Process of Writing – Howard of Warwick | Guest Post

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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Kobo Writing Life Launches Suite of Vetted Publishing Services

Kobo Writing Life has announced the launch of a number of new “vetted” publishing services, including cover design, ISBNs, eBook conversion and copyrighting. Press release below: Kobo Writing Life Tool Kit Helps Self-Published Authors Cross the Finish Line Author access to advantageous pricing on a variety of publishing services TORONTO, April 13, 2016: Whether it’s due to writer’s block, the

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Why You Need a Social Media Publishing Calendar and How to Build One – Antonio Tooley | Guest Post

You invested tons of effort to write your book, and it was even harder to get it published. You didn’t have a team of publishers watching your back; you did all the work on your own. You’re proud of that piece, and you should be. Now, the marketing aspect is also your responsibility. You can

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How Independent Authors Can Grow their Following on Twitter – Jessica Davis | Guest Post

If you’re an independent author, you probably already know that maintaining a good online presence and building a readership is crucial to your success. This is all the more important when you’re primarily self-published, and need internet buzz for people to engage with your work. More than any other type of social media, Twitter is

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Finding the Right Editor – Sarah Barbour | Guest Post

A good editor should know the norms of the genre and edit to those norms—not try to turn a story about vampire space aliens battling zombies into Faulkner.  —Survey respondent  A couple of years ago when I was writing my first book, The Copy Editor’s Guide to Working with Indie Authors, I ran a survey

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Publishing Service Index: March 2016

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for March 2016. IngramSpark has once again held on to its number one position at the top of the index very marginally ahead of CreateSpace. The is very no change in the top 26 positions, which is unusual given the fact that our last index was published in

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The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Publishing – Rachel Gregory | Guest Post

It’s fair to say that digital publishing is in a state of flux. In the last year, markets shifted drastically. Average ebook prices soared, distribution options simultaneously became fewer and more innovative, retailers tried varied attempts to combat a glut of not-quite-quality-assured content and there was a concerted, industry-wide effort to crack down on piracy.

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