Monthly Archives: June 2013

Book Domino Chain World Record

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The Joy of Books

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How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start To Finish (PART I)

To mark the occasion of my 601st blog post (and I wonder why The Novel isn’t finished yet…), and after seeing that a number of people regularly land on this blog by googling ‘how self-published books are made start to finish’, I’ve decided to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: outline a basic master plan for self-publishing.

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Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

New research says reading literary fiction helps people embrace ambiguous ideas and avoid snap judgments. By

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How to Write a Dazzling Author Bio

As an author, there will be many situations where you will need to contribute your bio for promotional purposes. Your bio is often needed on your website in the “About” page and the “Media/Press” page, the back cover of your book, the last page of your book, at the end of articles or blog posts that you write, in your social media profiles, and in the agenda when you’re a speaker. Because of this, most authors can benefit from writing several bios in various lengths.

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How to Host a Buzz-Worthy Book Launch Party

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a book launch party for Norm Schriever, a client and friend, in Sacramento. The event celebrated Norm’s second book, South of Normal: My Year in Paradise, which is an intense, funny, and touching memoir about the year he spent in Costa Rica after selling off all of his worldly possessions (home, car, furniture—everything!) to travel the world. It is truly a page-turner!

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5 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Book Editor

If you’re ready to hire and work with an editor, you may not know the first thing about how to start looking for one or how to evaluate candidates once you’ve found them.

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