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Self-publishing on Amazon: 20 pros and cons for authors

What are the pros and cons of self publishing on Amazon and being an indie author on this global platform?

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How to copyright a book or novel (and keep to fair use)

Understanding how to copyright your novel and navigate issues such as fair use and requirements for referencing other works will help you avoid IP theft and other trouble.

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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 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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How to write a book and get it published in 10 steps

Learning how to write a book and get it published is a process of many parts, so it’s wise to be systematic. Here are 10 steps to write your own bestseller and set about finding an interested publisher:

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Writing a novel: 7 tips from bestselling authors

Writing a novel requires that you pay attention to the many elements of a book that factor into whether or not it is an excellent read. Great … Read More

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How to build a book audience: 6 smart methods

How can you build a book audience for your writing? These six strategies will take you from creating a core audience to expanding well beyond that initial group of readers:

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Writing feedback: How to get helpful critiques

One of the challenges for us all as writers is getting good feedback on our writing, especially early in our career. You can get feedback for free or you can pay for it, and you can get it from peers or from professionals. To get feedback on your writing:

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How to start writing a memoir: 10 secrets

Knowing how to start writing a memoir is important if you want to write autobiographical books that hook readers. From humorists like David Sedaris to more serious memoirists, the best memoir writers know how to treat their personal stories with the creativity of a fiction author.

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