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Can self published books be successful?




A Brief Summary of Magazine Printing and Publishing

If you are thinking of publishing, or changing publishers for your own magazine read this handy guide to how magazine printing got started. Read on for an interesting account of magazine printing past, present and future.

How to Find an Endless Supply of Best-Selling Ideas for Your Nonfiction Book Title

Follow the method in this article to analyze best-selling book titles and create your own quite different version of them. When you’ve done it right, you’ll have a resonance of success that people feel without knowing why that makes them want to explore your book and buy it.

Prepare for Publishing Success: Eight Criteria to Consider When Working on Your Book Title

It’s a huge and common mistake to fiddle around with possible book titles and expect a bolt of lightning to hit when you finally spot “the one.” Learn a much better way to lay the groundwork for brainstorming a million-dollar book title.

Lessons From Napoleon Hill for a Million-Dollar Book Title

Have you ever heard the story of how Napoleon Hill arrived at the title of his most famous book? It contains four important lessons for any author trying to think up a million-dollar book title.

How to Publish in EBook or Paperback Formats

If you feel what you have written is interesting enough to be published, you will probably need to have it professionally edited unless you are very good at self-editing or have a friend who is capable of doing so and can be trusted to be objective and brutally honest. To proofread thoroughly what you have written on the computer, you should print the document. The printed document reveals flaws that you missed on the computer monitor. This is a well-proven fact. After reading the manuscript many times during the writing and editing, you will become so familiar with the contents that you will read what should be there rather than what is actually there. Having one or more other persons dedicated to the task is a better option. Again, if you wish to pass up the need for a professional editor, you must be a writer capable of good syntax as well as one who avoids punctuation and other grammatical errors. This skill may come over time by reading good books and employing plenty of practice in the art of good writing.

Ebooks REALLY Sell! How To Write Your Own

Making money with ebooks is a rapidly growing resort for most internet entrepreneurs and aspiring authors. The trick is that you don’t have to be Oscar Wilde to get an ebook written, created and promoted…

Publicity Tips: Concoct Tasty Sound Bites to Become Quotable and Quoted

A great sound bite is fun for the media and the general public to repeat. It spices up the news story or feature with delightful, unexpected flavor. Here are seven techniques for concocting them.

The Advantages of Self-Publishing

Self-publishing can be a great way to get your book out to your target audience while retaining full control of its production and full profit from your book sales. The stigma of self-publishing has diminished greatly with new technology and an abundance of services so authors can produce books of equal quality to those of traditional publishers. With the vast majority of books today being self-published, authors have no reason not to try self-publishing.

Manuscript Format Can Be the Difference Between Approval and Rejection

Publishers receive piles of manuscripts on their desk every single day and with such a range of material to peruse and select from, they can afford to be very fussy when it comes to separating out the wheat from the chaff. With this in mind, one thing that writers really need to be aware of is the format in which your manuscript is created and submitted.

Why I Chose Kindle to Publish My Latest Book

I took up creative writing after I retired from the workaday world some fifteen years ago; starting with niche non-fiction then moving on to fiction and making a steady living all the while from my prolific and disparate output; including several best sellers that are still around today and still selling steadily. A few months after my 80th birthday I completed my latest novella “Mischief in Mayfair” and set about looking for a publisher but instead found myself facing a brick wall; on three counts: 1. Traditional publishers are in turmoil right now and only favour proposals if they…

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