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How to self-publish your book: A simple guide

Learning how to self-publish your book and cover every step will help you find greater success as an indie author. Learn about indie publishing vs traditional publishing plus ISBNs, the benefits of good cover design, and more.

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How to create a business plan for writers

Business plans for writers are valuable documents for setting, tracking and learning from goals and strategies for selling books. Read 9 steps for developing a thorough plan.

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How to write book blurbs: 8 tips for selling by summary

Book blurbs are brief, promotional summaries on books’ back covers (or inside jackets) that sell the story. Knowing how to write book blurbs is useful for promoting your own work. It’s also handy if you are ever asked to write a blurb for another writer. Read 8 tips to write the best blurb for your book:

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Amazon for authors: 6 ways to use it better

Amazon, for authors, is more than just a place to sell your story (if you choose the indie route). It’s a helpful resource for research, understanding ‘market’, seeing how to categorize your books and more. Here are 6 ways to use Amazon to your benefit when starting your writing or publishing journey:

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How to write a query letter: 10 easy steps

Learning how to write a query letter is crucial when you’re seeking an agent and hoping to publish. Read 10 easy steps for writing query letters that convey polish and your story’s USP:

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How to write a series: 10 tips for writing smash hits

If you want to make the big time, learn how to write a series. Why? Because once readers are hooked on book one and know that books two through four are on the way, you’ll have a captive, invested book audience. These 10 tips for writing series will help you plan an intriguing, addictive multi-novel story arc:

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What is a synopsis? Writing intriguing book summaries

What is a synopsis? It’s a summary which provides, in one quick read, the unique and compelling aspects of a story. How do you write a synopsis that you can submit with confidence to publishers? Read on for summary-writing tips and examples.

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Submitting your novel: Key elements of success

This is a guest post by Samar Hammam, literary agent and founder of Rocking Chair Books.

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Finding a literary agent: Q&A with Mark Gottlieb

We interview literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group. Mark shares his insights into the process and benefits of finding a literary agent, the factors that influence publishers’ manuscript choices, and more.