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LeLivro—the Next Great Thing? Not If Their Contract Scares Writers and Authors

I just read a strong recommendation for a new website called LeLivro—a website that wants to change the way ebooks are vended—and I felt like I should be onboard. I browsed the site, did some research, and wrote to them asking for an interview. I love their idea: Writers and authors list their ebooks on […]

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authors beware

Ghostwriters STOP Misdirecting Your Clients—Authors Beware

I just finished reading a newsletter from an organization that supports ghostwriters, and I was so shocked that I had to blog about what so looks like casually offhand advice to ghostwriters. Such advice can create serious issues for our burgeoning industry and send our credibility right down the toilet. There is a lot of such […]

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Author solutions investigated

Author Solutions’ Publishing Practices Investigated

In our industry today it’s easy for authors and writers, whether experienced or not, to be taken extreme advantage of as they try to publish their hard-wrought work. One firm that keeps coming up in complaints and warnings across the board is known as AUTHOR SOLUTIONS and they may finally be sorted out and taken […]

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Get Ready to Publish Your Book: 5 Things to Do RIGHT NOW

by Dana Sitar Want to publish a book some day? It’s a long road and a daunting task, whether you go with traditional or self-publishing, but you can get started right now on the path, even if you don’t have an idea ready yet. Here are some habits you can work into your routine to […]

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maryan pelland

I Want to Buy Your Book and Review It

I want to buy your book! But I have Suspended Submissions for the Time Being. Check Back Mar 1. If you have written and electronically published a book, fiction or nonfiction, I’d like to become one of your readers and I want to review your book. In January, Google Plus member Charles Barouch, a brilliant […]

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Writing Children’s or Young Reader Books? Great Source of Publishing Help

I found a solid resource for ghostwriters, authors, and writers who specialize in books for children, young adults, and young readers. Dear Editor.com is a website from Deborah Halverson, a former editor at Harcourt Children’s Books for a decade. After jumping out of corporate publishing, she authored Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies YA novels Honk If You […]

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Sell your books

5 Instant Cures for Slow Book Sales

a guest post by Dana Sitar Sometimes you release your self-published book with a bang and sales start pouring in. But when your huge Launch Week efforts start to die down, sales may do the same. It can be disappointing and frustrating to watch things go silent after so much effort and so much success […]

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format your ebook

Hachette Books to Eliminate Crapola in Digital Publishing

If, as an author, writer, ghostwriter, or publisher, you follow electronic publishing industry news and trends, you’re seeing a flurry of news items this week saying that Hachette book publishers has decided to publish all of their titles in electronic format, specifically epub3 format. Don;t think for a moment that the big news in this […]

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Sell your books

Jump Over the Hacks – Publish Your Books and Make Money Fast

Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP for short, could be the most valuable, the easiest, and the fastest way for you to self-publish your book in electronic (ebook) style. For most authors, figuring out how to get their books out to the public has a steep learning curve attached. I’m not saying digital publishing is simple, […]

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The Dovekeepers

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman: Review and Advice

I reviewed the Dove Keepers on GoodReads.com here’s the review and some comments for authors. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This woman is my favorite author. Period. She paints with the English language and with her mind. The Dove Keepers is up to her usual standards and a serious […]

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