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Quick Link: POD: Why Authors Should Handle Their Print-On-Demand

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Michele DeFilippo at BookWorks makes the case on why indie authors should do their own print-on-demand. What have your experiences been? ~ * ~ POD: Why Authors Should Handle Their Print-On-Demand by Michele DeFilippo Michele DeFilippo of 1106 Design is committed to helping […]

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Quick Link: Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. In keeping with the “take care of yourself” vibe, I give you this article from award winning author Tabitha Lord at Writer unBoxed. ~ * ~ Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think by Tabitha Lord The pub […]

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Quick Link: Don’t Fall Prey to Publishing Scams: 7 New Writer Mistakes to Avoid

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Congratulations to Anne R. Allen for the awards given to her blog. We know she totally deserves the praise. Especially for articles like this. There are so many scammy people out there, I do so worry about new writers being taken by […]

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Quick Link: Fringe Highlight: Should Indie Authors Go KDP Exclusive or Go Wide?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. For all you indie authors out there or even traditional authors who are curious, The Self-Publishing Advice Center has a great article/podcast on what you should think about when you decide to go KDP exclusive with Amazon or Go Wide. ~ * […]

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Quick Link: How To Be A Writer: Traditional Publishing To Indie And Hybrid With John Birmingham

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Joanna Penn, of The Creative Penn, makes sure to cover all her bases. She doesn’t just do post, no she has podcasts – with transcripts. Someday I want to grow up and be her. All her posts are interesting and great and […]

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Quick Link: The Hack’s Guide to Dealing with Book Reviews

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Book reviews can either make you jump for joy or drive you crazy. One of my author friends gets really upset at “nonsense” reviews. You know the ones that are mad at Amazon or something completely out of your control but they […]

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Quick Link: The Relaxed Release

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I think Elizabeth S. Craig is brilliant and has the right idea when it comes to book releases. Do you agree? What tips do you have for a good title release? ~ * ~ The Relaxed Release by Elizabeth S. Craig I […]

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Quick Link: Driving Down the Price of Publishing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This article hits home for me. I used to love creating quality ebooks for authors. Whatever you wanted I could do, things like drop caps, special inserted quotes, linked references all no problem. It is all just HTML/CSS to me. But I […]

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You can’t force success

You may have heard about The Handbook For Mortals scandal, where they tried to scam the New York Times best-selling list.  I am not sure how they thought they would get away with it and not have people figure the situation out. It was pretty blatant. Through out my career, I have had people ask […]

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Quick Link: KINDLE SCOUT –STEP INSIDE FOR A TOUR

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you tried using Kindle Scout for one of your titles? What did you think? I love it as a reader. (Because we all know I haven’t finished anything yet.) If you haven’t heard of Kindle Scout, or you wanted to learn […]

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Quick Link: A New You—In Name Alone? When to Adopt a Pen Name

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I never really liked my name until I found out I was named after Paul Revere. My mother, weird but cool in her own special way. As a writer you can make your name anything you want, but does it make sense […]

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Quick Link: The Broken Query System

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Wendy Lawton from Books & Such discusses the broken query system and what you can do to work with it. ~ * ~ The Broken Query System by Wendy Lawton Broken things drive me crazy. Just call me the Fix-it Fairy. If […]

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Quick Link: 5 Essential Pieces of Advice you Need to Hear before you Publish

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. You have done it! You have finished your story, your rewrites, maybe even gotten some feedback from friends. But before you upload that story to Amazon and click “publish” there are a few things you might want to think about. Books Go […]

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Quick Link: What It’s Actually Like to Work With a Book Editor

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hopefully if you have already published you know the answer to this question, but if you have never worked with a book editor Blake Atwood at The Write Life shares his experiences. ~ * ~ What It’s Actually Like to Work With […]

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Quick Link: A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

Quick Link: A plea for reviewers – can we open up a dialogue about self-published books?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Roz Morris, owner of Nail Your Novel, reaches out to people who review books with a plea that they open their minds a little towards reviewing self-publishing titles. I can understand the reluctance of book reviewers, there are a lot of self-published […]

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