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Make your book a best seller

How do you get your book published and make it a best seller? First, there is the issue of making the book deserve to be best seller and that comes down to doing everything you can BEFORE it’s published to achieve that. In the rush to get published, especially self-published, you can put your book [...]

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Publish my own book?

A Pity not to Publish If you’ve taken the trouble to write a book then it would be a real pity not to have it published. However, you may not be aware of all of your options. Your basic options when publishing your book. Find a traditional publisher Pay to have it published Self-publish Publish [...]

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Author Rescue – seven simple tips

If you are an author and not getting the results you want then read on… Authors often come to us telling the sad story that, having take time and expense to get published, they struggle to get any sales and often get very little help from their publishers. We try to help when we can. [...]

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Self-publishing what, why, how?

Self-publishing is the publication of a book by the author without the involvement of a conventional publisher. The author has full control and responsibility but also carries all the costs and all the risks. Conventional publishers typically only publish books that they are confident will be commercially successful. It means that many books with real [...]

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Possible Problems with Image Quality in Microsoft Word

Authors often have problems with this. Beware that if you paste an image into Word and then subsequently do a Save As the images in the new file will typically have much lower resolution. Changing settings in Word might not help although it’s worth doing. click here for details. The problem arises because Word creates [...]

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What is Copy Editing and Proofreading?

Once an author has created a complete manuscript that has been corrected and checked to his or her own satisfaction it is considered good practice (some would say essential) to pass the raw manuscript (the ”copy”) to a “copy editor”. The copy editor’s job is to make the copy ready for publication which means that [...]

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Common Misspellings

  Spelling mistakes in published works are much more common that many people expect. You only have to ask a professional proof reader to read over a sample chapter to stand a good chance of finding one or two. How does this happen? On over-reliance on spell checkers is part of the problem. For example, [...]

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5 Tips when writing a non fiction book

You probably won’t have any trouble finding general  tips and guides about writing in general but when it comes to writing a non fiction book some important issues are often overlooked.  Here a 5 tips to help you get your book written. Identify a successful writer (or writers) who can be your role model.  Is [...]

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