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Are You Ready to Audiobook? 5 Essential Factors for Nonfiction Authors by Tina Dietz

Are You Ready to Audiobook? 5 Essential Factors for Nonfiction Authors by Tina Dietz

More and more non-fiction authors are recognizing the incredible potential audiobooks offer their business. Eager entrepreneurs, however, may dive in headfirst without giving sufficient forethought into how this unique tool can best be leveraged. Audiobooks are the fastest-growing sector of the entire publishing industry. The Association of American Publishers show audiobook downloads up by 31.1% […]

9 Of The Best Online Proofreading Tools To Get The Best Results From Your Writing by Mary Walton

9 Of The Best Online Proofreading Tools To Get The Best Results From Your Writing by Mary Walton

The best writing doesn’t come fully formed. You need to get the words down, then hone them until they’re perfect. There’s no one way of doing it though, so you need to go out and find the methods and tools that are right for you. Thanks to the internet, there’s plenty of online tools you […]

How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

How to Cite Sources in Your Manuscript

Nonfiction authors know the importance of citing sources in their work. But sometimes it can get confusing figuring out how to correctly quote and give credit to your sources within your text without losing your flow of thought. When it comes to citing sources in your manuscript, there are some general style guidelines to follow. […]

Beta Readers to Review Your Manuscript – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Beta readers for your manuscript serve the same function they do in software development: giving you feedback on what works and what doesn’t, so that you can release a product that serves your market. As with software, you are offering them free use. In return you are saving some of the cost of a professional […]

Outlining Non-Fiction – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Outlining Non-Fiction – Guest Post by David Colin Carr

Don’t cringe! I promise, on a 30 year career of editing and a lifetime of writing, that it’s not as complex as you fear. I am forever grateful to Miss Delia Stebbins who had the foresight to teach our eighth grade class to outline. Benefits Outlining will speed the writing process and prevent blocks that […]

Meet Mobile Marketing: Seven Smart Ways to Reach More Readers in 2016 – Guest Post

Meet Mobile Marketing: Seven Smart Ways to Reach More Readers in 2016 – Guest Post

By 2019, there will be an estimated almost 237 million active smartphone users in the United States. That’s 237 million potential people you can alert to your presence and convert into future fans. But how? Up your game by incorporating these 7 smart tips that will help you reach more readers in 2016: Update Them […]

How to Use Quora to Write Your Next Book – Guest Post by Allen Taylor

How to Use Quora to Write Your Next Book – Guest Post by Allen Taylor

Writers can come up with all sorts of ways to choose topics for books we want to write. From personal experience to keyword research, there are a myriad of ways to test the market, research the market, and write for the market. Even writers who aren’t market-oriented come up with creative ways to address the […]

Reinvent Your Publishing Company for Sustained Growth By Brian Jud

Reinvent Your Publishing Company for Sustained Growth By Brian Jud

One difficulty that inhibits the growth of book-publishing companies is that they think of themselves as book-publishing companies, selling books through bookstores (bricks and clicks) and to perhaps to libraries. However, the advent of Amazon.com, ebooks, social media and more demanding customer expectations challenges that philosophy. As a publishing-company executive seeking long-term growth, you have […]

Should You Rely on Intuition When Making Marketing Decisions? By Brian Jud

Should You Rely on Intuition When Making Marketing Decisions? By Brian Jud

As publishers, we make decisions every day that impact the future of our business. And as small-businesspeople we tend to rely on our experience and gut feelings rather than upon external objective data. But by relying too much on intuition we reinforce the assumed precision of our decision, and possibly inhibit innovative thinking. Trusting your […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Think – Guest Post by Brian Jud

Don’t Believe Everything You Think – Guest Post by Brian Jud

Our past experiences skew the ways in which we make judgments and decisions. However, our experiences are the result of how we interpreted an event or circumstance. Further complicating the decision process is that our analysis is distorted by our biases and the result may or may not have had anything to do with the […]