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How to Publish a Book: Learn From My Experience

How to publish an autobiography, or any other book? By choosing one of three options: (a) posting it on a dedicated website, (b) self-publishing it, and (c) submitting it to a traditional publisher. The first two options are easy, the third is not. The article briefly describes problems associated with these options.

Why a Book Template?

Are you creating a book? Find out why a the right book template can save you loads of money and time.

eBook Writers and Readers Wanted Alive

There is a very exciting contest going on now that many of you will be interested in learning about. I’m delighted to write about it for fans of Ezine articles because after all, this is THE place for writers and readers. Dan Poynter, Founder of Para Publishing and author of over 125 successful books including the famous Self Publishing Manuals Volume 1 and 2 has broken new ground introducing the Global eBook Awards.

How to Write a Query Letter to Publishing Companies

Approaching publishing companies for the first time can be a daunting task. You may have spent weeks, months, even years working on your manuscript, children’s book or collection of short stories, but if you don’t get your publishing company pitch correct, you may find that your beloved manuscript is rejected before it is even read. It is a terrible thought, but unfortunately the publishing world can be a little cruel at times.

Niche Books Are Easier to Publish, Less Risky, and Much More Profitable

There’s a way to publish niche books. Done right, it’s quicker, easier, less risky, and it can be far more profitable. Ask first what are the ten biggest problems that practitioners in your niche (plumbers, dentists, auto repairmen, hair dressers…) would pay $100 on the spot to have resolved. Zero in on one and write a how-to, step-by-step book by which a reader can solve that target problem.

How to Write Fantasy Genre: Following Rules in the Fantasy Realm

Novice fantasy authors too typically let their imaginations run wild when they create their fantasy worlds and characters. While fantasy and science fiction may overturn the rules of the natural world as far as what is possible, readers will not suspend their disbelief if that disbelief is tested too much. Making the unbelievable believable in a fantasy world requires adhering to some rules, even if they are completely make-believe rules themselves.

The Publishing Life, Part 3: Preparing for the Jump to Books

Part Three: So I started my newsletter, got some remarkable feedback from some well-known authors and my confidence was high. I grew my mailing list to 500 for Sycamore Roots. I sort of used the newsletter as a business card really.

Mainstream Math Plus Indie Publishing Equals Success

Mainstream publishing companies (MPCs) use methods that make perfect sense to me. Then again, it doesn’t make sense. Let me explain: MPCs bet conservatively. They don’t wager against the odds for success. MPCs think you, as a new author, will take the opportunity they lay on the table rather than walk away. All those playing card terms simply mean this: MPCs are in the driver’s seat. That sucks for the new, unpublished author. It’s not fair, but what’s fair isn’t necessarily equal. To even the playing field, you need leverage on your side, but I’ll get to that.

5 Useful Duotrope Tools You Haven’t Utilized Yet

In my previous article, “How To Publish Your Writing With Duotrope,” I listed the basics of the main search engine and a couple of strategies to get you started finding suitable publishers for your writing. For those of you who would like to utilize even more of Duotrope’s resources to their highest efficiency, these five tools are for you.

Starting A Publishing Company (Part Two), or Living The Publisher’s Life

I left off Part One with deciding I would submit my newly thought-of newsletter Sycamore Roots to a variety of readers. The easiest part of becoming a publisher is actually saying you’re going to do it. The hard part, as it is with anything, is following through.

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