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How to Put Together a Good Cookbook New!

Writing a good cookbook is about more than just having a bunch of good recipes. There are so many recipes currently available for people to access for free on the internet that it takes marketing, originality, organization, and of course good recipes as well. Before...

How To Avoid Publishing Scams

You’ve finished that manuscript and you’ve worked hard to get it polished and ready. Now you are sure it will sell and be loved by many. The problem is…how do you publish it?  If you’ve heard of the “indie” world and think you want to hire...

Interviewing an Editor

Many authors and writers wonder if they really have to interview an editor before hiring them. The answer is always yes and it does not matter if the author or writer’s best friend worked with the editor in the past or not because, when it...

How to Hire an Editor

You have decided to hire an editor for your book, article, or other piece of writing. However, now that you have made the decision to hire an editor, you are probably wondering how to go about hiring one. Many authors and editors struggle when it comes...

How to Convert a Blog into a Book

If you have decided to turn your popular blog into a book, it takes more than just copying your blog entries into a word document and calling it a book. Instead, you have to take the content from your blog and convert it into content...

One Author’s Self-Publishing Experience with CreateSpace

It just seems too easy. Too good to be true. Those were my thoughts when I first heard about CreateSpace a few years ago. And because of those thoughts, it kept me from letting my biggest dream of all come true. Fast forward a few...

How to Avoid Ghost Writer Scams

Learning how to avoid ghost writing scams is the most vital part of hiring a ghost writer. A ghost writer is a person who is hired by a writer to write literary works, journalistic articles, speeches, or any other type of text that is then...

Joe Konrath: Indie Publishing's Indomitable Voice

As any indie author who’s been around for a little while will tell you, the indie publishing freeway is fraught with all kinds of perils and detours that are beyond an indie author’s control. Changes in e-retailer policies, e-retailer algorithms or changes in acceptable moral...

Indie Authors: Timing, Positioning, Adapting and Reinventing

Until fairly recently, the debut of a much-advertised television show or mini series on television pretty much guaranteed high ratings for the network airing the event. An example of this is The Thorn Birds, a 1977 best-selling novel by Colleen McCullough. It was adapted into...

Read the Fine Print (Publishers)

Congratulations, you have finished your first romance novel, A Dove in the Wind. Readers have been following you via social media and are so excited by the sample chapters that you have been leaking so far, and can’t wait to read the whole book. If...