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Getting Started

“You need to ask yourself three questions about your collection” 1.  How many copies do I need? 2.  How do I want it to look? 3.  How much am I willing to spend? -Dan Taylor, independent author Advertisements

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author’s corner: words from an expert

Networking—connecting or linking to operate interactively—a term becoming more familiar to each of us as we continue to learn and experience its reaping benefits.  Recently I’ve been informed that 80% of people placed in a new career have landed the … Continue reading

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don’t let writer’s block be your excuse

Last week I encountered an author who had delayed writing her book for an entire year.  “Writer’s block!” she exclaimed.  It is real, writer’s block does happen.  Because of it this author’s frustration had grown so much that she allowed … Continue reading

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How self-publishing works

As mentioned, the focus of my blog is to provide some insight for writers who might be considering publishing their own work.  As someone who is new to self-publishing, I claim no expertise on the topic, but would instead like … Continue reading

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a transition to self-publishing

2011 marked the year when self-publishing books took flight.  In prior years, becoming a well-known author was hard work, requiring a lot of dedication, money and often a bit of luck to be picked up by a traditional publisher.  Self-publishing … Continue reading

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famous self-published authors

I came across some famous titles and authors that you might recognize too!  Some were rejected numerous times but eventually found success.  Might be of a little inspiration… http://www.simonteakettle.com/famousauthors.htm  

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a desire to write & a love to read

There are all kinds of reasons why we enjoy reading books– the chance to enter into a new world, to respond to another viewpoint, or simply just to learn some new information.  There are all kinds of ways that we … Continue reading

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