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Punctuation Clarification

Punctuation Clarification

As an author your main concern should be writing a story that people want to read. This means you’re concerned with character development, the story line, the dialogue and continuity. Those pesky technical details are for the most part forgotten during the time when the creation is being made. After all you’re an artist and […]

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Selling is Mandatory

Selling is Mandatory

In marketing your book the first thing to know is that you need to start NOW! The sooner the better or at least 3 months before it is going to hit the shelves, be they virtual or in a book store. Start by just announcing your book on your blog, on FaceBook, on Twitter, on […]

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Formatting While You Write

Formatting While You Write

As an author I have to admit that I, like most, just want to write, but when you self-publish there are many different things you also have to do. One of them is formatting the inside content and I’ve found a way to do both formatting and writing at the same time. Using Word I […]

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Designing Your Book Cover

Designing Your Book Cover

When it comes time to design your book cover you should begin by looking at other covers of books that have sold well in your genre. The Internet and your local library are excellent places to begin your research. Find out first if they were a best seller and if the cover was a factor […]

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Sword of Ghespi

The Sword of Ghespi – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – The Orphaned Heir Riding in the woods outside the castle walls was one of Faelin’s favorite pastimes. It allowed him time to himself, away from the ever-watching eyes. For this all too brief a time each day he could be a boy and not the son of the king. He relished his […]

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Marketing the Indie Way

Marketing the Indie Way

Whether you go the traditional route or the indie self publishing way you are going to be responsible for marketing your book. Unless you are a celebrity or a best selling author the publishing houses are not going to market your book to the public in any way, shape or form. It will be up […]

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You Need An Editor

You Need An Editor

Editing your book should never be done by the author. Sure you should pore over it numerous times before submitting it to an editor. Once you’re sure it is relatively free of typos and confusing parts give it over to a professional to make it better. They just know what parts need work, what needs […]

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Prepublishing To Dos

Prepublishing To Dos

As you work on your book you also need to do some things to help you sell it. One of the first things you should do is get a cover design. This is something you are going to need to help you promote the book. The reason being is that you’ll need an image for […]

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Promoting Your Book

Promoting Your Book

In marketing your book the first thing to know is that you need to start NOW! The sooner the better or at least 3 months before it is going to hit the shelves, be they virtual or in a book store. Start by just announcing your book on your blog, on FaceBook, on Twitter, on […]

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Author At Work

Before You Write Your Book

Many would be authors believe they should first start off by just writing their book. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even though you must at some point write your book there are some things that you should do or at least think about before, during and after the book is written. The first […]

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