Cutting Corners Cuts Sales

Writing a book is a significant piece of work so it’s understandable that authors look for ways to get the job finished sooner rather than later. However, some corner cutting has unfortunate consequences. If you want your book to be worthy of you and to have the quality that will attract readers and generate sales [...]

Why write a non-fiction book?

If you have specialist expertise or unusual experiences in life then there are people who would like to hear from you and would read your book if you wrote one. Many potential authors are too modest for their own good and don’t realize the potential interest. If you want to establish a reputation as the [...]

The Changing Book Market

The book market is always changing but every so often there is a big shift – like there was when eBooks came in. Right now Audio books are having a surge. One factor is the appeal of listening to books while driving or on buses or trains. One fact that often surprises people is that [...]

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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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