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What is the Value in a Book Signing?

Most new authors tend to shy away from the idea of book signings. Some may view facing a book-savvy public as an ordeal; others may simply not feel the gain worth the effort. The cost of staging the event may also be a deterrent. Despite these concerns, however, there are numerous reasons why you should at least consider doing a book signing. As a self-publishing author you should not ignore any potential opportunity for promotion. Book signings can provide another valuable component to your marketing platform. If you decide to go ahead, here are some of the things you should be thinking about in order to ensure a successful event:READ MORE

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How To Cope With A Bad Review

If you’re a writer, you’re going to have to get used to getting bad reviews. You could be a multi-national bestseller with awards cluttering every shelf of your home, and you’d still receive a bad review every now and again; in fact, you may receive more bad reviews the more successful you become. If you’ve received a bad review, or you’re struggling to imagine how you’re going to handle it when you do, here are some things to consider.READ MORE

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Choosing the Right Paper Type For Your Book

Every stage of publishing your book requires you to make an informed decision. Choosing the right paper type is yet another important choice you will have to make as it determines the overall look of your book. Broadly speaking, paper type can be divided into two categories – uncoated and coated. Coated paper has a coating or special finish applied to the paper; uncoated does not.READ MORE

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Registering your ISBN

As an aspiring author, you may find yourself wondering what an ISBN is, what it means and how you can obtain one for your book. An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number, which is a thirteen-digit number that works to identify your book specifically against all the other titles and authors available, and all those which are yet to come. This is in an effort to streamline marketing and book use by libraries, booksellers, schools, wholesalers and others. With an ISBN, your book is able to be tracked in terms of sales and inventory control. While e-book dealers don’t necessarily require an ISBN to sell your book online, a physical bookseller will absolutely require one. Without an ISBN, you can’t expect for your book to be sold in stores at all. An ISBN is essential to the world of publishing!

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