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Before You Write Your Book, Do This First

Authors with a book idea are generally eager to start writing their manuscript. They want to start documenting their thinking, to see words on paper, or the screen, and chapters forming. But writing a draft of your book is actually not the best place to start. Whether you intend to self-publish or to try and sell… Read More »

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How to Morph from Blogger to Author

If you blog regularly for your company or your job, it’s possible you have a great start on all the content you need to write a book. That is, writing a book may not be as difficult or time-consuming as you fear. The folks at Reedsy addressed this topic in a recent article, in which… Read More »

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7 Misconceptions About Self-Publishing Authors Should be Aware Of

Fifteen, even ten, years ago, the only way to have your book taken seriously was to have it published by a mainstream publisher – a name, like John Wiley & Sons, Random House, McGraw-Hill, and others. Sure, self-publishing was available, but authors who went that route were assumed to have a manuscript that was not… Read More »

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What Should Authors Expect to Pay for Ghostwriting Help?

As much as ghostwriters ask, “What should I charge?,” prospective authors ask, “What should I pay for a ghostwriter?”  And, of course, the answer is, it depends. It depends on a lot of things, actually, and no one-size-ghostwriter fits all. While there are plenty of ghostwriters and content creators in other parts of the world… Read More »

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What is the First Step to Writing Your Book? Advice for Aspiring Authors

Many first-time authors have been thinking about writing a book for quite some time. Maybe that includes you. You know you want to write a book to share your life story or lessons learned, or maybe to offer advice – but you’re not sure how to begin. Should you write down stories? Research the topic?… Read More »

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