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WHAT'S INVOLVED IN SECOND EDITION PRINT RUNS

Self-Publishing: What’s Involved in Second Edition Print Runs?

It’s nearing the time to update your book. Why would you have another edition instead of a reprint? That’s when you have information in your book that might be out of date. Or information that is no longer accurate as the last edition. Also you, in essence, still have a few copies of your last edition available and still selling, so your next edition would in essence be “competing” with the last edition until it’s sold out.READ MORE

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YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS WHEN WRITING ABOUT OTHERS

What are your legal rights when writing about other people?

In continuation of our legal series, we’re discussing what your rights are when writing about other people

Respecting Other People: Writing about famous people, famous brands, and people you know

When it comes to using a brand name in a negative light, tread with care. Brand “tarnishment” is akin to defamation, and disparaging use of a brand name is often easier to find as publishing moves to the ebook and audiobook formats. Sure, you can use famous people as the basis for characters in your stories, or write about their crazy antics on your blog, but they also have unlimited funds to sue you if they take a disliking to what you say about them. Unless there is a compelling artistic reason to disparage a brand, creating a fictional brand would be prudent. If, however, you feel your story would be compromised without using the actual brand name, seek counsel to evaluate the risks and determine how best to minimize them.

Protect yourself with legal counsel. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/1S7weVt.

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Dust jacket blog

To Use or Not To Use A Dust Jacket

One of the big decisions about publishing your book has to do with whether or not you want to release physical copies or simply stick to electronic copies. Once you have decided to print physical copies of your books, you have to decide whether or not you want a dust jacket to be a part of your book or not.

Years ago, when a dust jacket was used, it presented a different cover image that was more elegant and attractive to readers. This was due to the limited functionality of printing presses of the day.  In the past, the cover under the dust jacket would be course and imageless. At that time, books were something of a luxury. They were valuable and needed protection, which the dust jacket served to provide quite well. Books also used to be made from fabric which was easier to damage than our modern books made of cardboard, so dust jackets served more of a purpose in that regard as well.
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Writing A Basic Book Outline

Outlining your book is an integral part of successfully understanding the pieces that you want to create and how they’re all going to fit together. If you’ve never written a book before, or if you’re looking to make your next writing endeavor smoother than the last, understanding a basic book outline is a great place to start.

Understand Your Topic

Before you go any further, you need to understand your topic. First of all, how detailed are you planning to be? If you’re writing a book that is going to require 200,000 words to get your point across, you may want to consider breaking it down or simplifying your message. Get a basic idea of what you want to share, express or say before you really begin your outline.

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