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Writing a novel - 7 tips from bestsellers

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 writing advice will help you to finish and take further steps to publication when your book is complete. Read advice from seven bestselling authors on how to write a book: […]

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Infographic: How to build a book audience

Our previous guide on how to build an audience for your fiction included practical tips on using social media, getting active in your local book-reading community and more. Now you can read and share some of the key pointers included in that guide via the concise infographic below: These are practical tips for writers who have […]

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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 foolproof methods will take you from creating a core audience to expanding well beyond that initial group of readers: Work as your own book publicist If you are self-published, you already know this is vital to finding a readership. If you are starting […]

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How to create a book cover

Knowing how to create a book cover that draws readers is vital if you want to build a loyal following. Recently Bridget wrote a book on how to write a novel. As it turns out, we don’t know everything about publishing a book (including how to create a book cover) and so had to call […]

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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: Join an online writing group or […]

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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. Here are 10 tips for starting your next memoir project: […]

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How to make money from your e-book

Most writers want to make money from their e-books – if for no other reason than because they have spent many hours on it and nobody likes working for free! Many writers would certainly say that they write for their own satisfaction – but who doesn’t hope that their book could turn out to be […]

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What exactly is an e-book?

If you’ve been hearing all the buzz about e-books, but haven’t been able to figure out exactly what they are yet, this post is for you! An e-book is exactly what the name suggests – an ‘electronic book’. It could be a novel, a book of poetry or collection of short stories where all content […]

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Is an ISBN redundant or relevant?

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and is a key to the future of your book and indeed very relevant.  It’s said the term ISBN is redundant in the sense that it used to contain 10 digits and since 2007 it now contains thirteen, but many writers and publishers still encourage it. Let’s look […]

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