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How To Get Over Your Fear of Writing

There is probably nothing scarier than sitting in front of your computer or with a notebook and the stark blank page stares right back at you. You don’t really know where to start because you’re scared that however you go on about it, it doesn’t sound quite right or...

PPS 2015 Gift Guide

This is my favourite time of the year. Not only for the gift giving, but I just love curling up with a good book in bed while it’s cold outside. Or sitting at my desk by the window writing my next chapter. Here are a few gift ideas for the creative writer in your...

Self Publishing: How Many Books Do I Print?

If you're considering self-publishing for the first time, there are a lot of questions in your mind about the do's and don'ts. When it comes to the question of printing physical books, there are many different opinions on the right way to approach this, but your...

What Every Writer Should Know About Galley Copies

You might think that the term 'galley' is simply a boating term, but you don't have to grab an oar to launch yourself towards success in your writing career. A galley copy of your book is a copy intended to give away for free. Galley copies are also known as 'advanced...

9 Must-Have Book Marketing Strategies

If you're going the route of self-publishing then you are probably pretty excited to launch your book and get it into as many hands as possible! The challenge is that most authors are NOT marketers!   We've compiled a brief checklist of 9 Must-Have Book Marketing...

Hiring Support When Self-Publishing

Once you’ve decided to self publish, it’s important to sit down and decide which aspects of your book to handle yourself, and which aspects you’d like to outsource. When it comes to self-publishing, the least expensive option is definitely to handle everything on your own. When it comes to producing a professional looking book however, inexpensive should not always be the deciding factor.

Getting Ready to Seek a Publisher

When you’ve finished your book and you’re beginning to think you’re ready to begin seeking a publisher, it can be challenging to know if you’re truly ready. You may feel nervous and apprehensive about embarking on the self-publishing journey, and you may find it difficult to prepare for something that you’ve never done before. If you’re considering stepping into self-publishing your piece, here are a few tips to ensure that you’re on the right track before you take the big leap.

The New Writing Tool: Scrivener

As a writer, you may have realized at some point that your writing software is not cutting it. It might have limited functions or maybe you’re not a fan of the user interface. Whatever the reason that’s stopping you from fully loving your current software, Scrivener...

Author PR: Generating Buzz About Your Book

You have finished your book, and you feel in your gut that it’s best-seller material – if only people knew about it. Enter the media. The media landscape has shifted greatly over the past few years, and the world of the blogger has blurred the lines. I would challenge...

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