Importance of 30 Seconds

  By Cherrilynn Bisbano You invest time, energy, sweat, and tears into your proposal. You are ready to hit the send button. Stop and count to thirty… it was longer than you expected, right? Thirty seconds can determine destination. An athlete will not qualify for the Olympics if he’s thirty seconds behind. He must practice
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Why are classics still powerful today?

by Gina Burgess Several years ago an author sent to publishers in London, England several of Jane Austin’s classics: “Pride and Prejudice”, “Northanger Abby”, and “Persuasion” with his name on them. He did this because he was bumfuzzeled why his own work, a thriller, had not been bought. Only one publisher called the author on
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Hullabaloo over Kindle Direct Publishing & CreateSpace

by Gina Burgess Worn out from all the fearmongering going on about the transition from CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing? There are tons of articles about it. Advice: Go straight to the source. After reading and talking to a supervisor over both, KDP is fast tracking to being the same great place to indie publish
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Web-Ed EVENT! Terry Whalin, acquisitions editor

By Gina Burgess First flush of love finally blossoms into full-fledged, lasting love that ends with accepting a proposal. Like an on-the-knee marriage proposal, an accepted book proposal leads to long relationships, trusted relationships, and even better, profit for both parties. Terry Whalin–an acquisitions editor for Morgan-James Publishing–has the scoop on how to write a
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Sell Your Books: No Guarantee

by Tom Blubaugh There are numerous voices out there in the literary marketplace that profess to have the latest and greatest methods for you to sell your books. Some even try to give you a guarantee. Beware. Before you make an investment in a program, product, or professional, I suggest that you do the following.
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What is the Future of Book Publishing?

by Genevive Fosa To know the future of publishing, the best we can do is follow the trends. For one thing, the popularity of E-books is diminishing. This is due to a number of factors. For one thing, the many people who bought their E-reading devices discovered that the little electronic things were not that
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Why be a Writer?

There is a dichotomy in the brain of every writer: I need to believe in myself to even publish my work anywhere in the world, but for quality’s sake, I really need to develop quality self-criticism. So we have a possible over-confidence or over-positive view vs a negative mindset that questions every word produced. So
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The Artful Scam… Not!

by Gina Burgess Most scams that authors and writers face are as old as Methuselah. A scam may have been updated to this digital age, but the con’s premise is the same. I know we talked about literary agents and their worth a few weeks ago, but there are some scams that authors and writers
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