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The Deluge of Books

You might think it’s hard to get noticed in today’s publishing marketplace.
You’d be right.
Not only are there something like 3.4 million Kindle books on Amazon, a new book is made available every five minutes – or 12 new books an hour.
Most of those are undoubtedly independent, self-published books. But still – you’ve got a lot [...]

Is Your Network a Mile Wide But an Inch Deep?

Is your personal network deep or shallow?  Chances are, it’s a bit of both.  The question is, how strong is the deep part of your personal network?
A shallow network is where all of the people you meet will start out – and where, in my opinion, far too many of them will remain. In the [...]

E-reading and ‘Real’ Reading

It seems that reading at a computer isn’t as efficient or as powerful for you as reading a book.
But that seems obvious, doesn’t it? At the computer, you’re sitting before a screen rather than seated comfortably absorbing words on a page.
Apparently, according to a study out of Norway, reported on the publishing site GalleyCat, we [...]

The Don’t List

Many people accomplish things by setting goals. But they also set limits.
You can’t do everything – not that you’re not talented and all. You don’t have the time to do everything well, even if you’re a gifted performer and writer and whatever like James Franco.
So to get back to writing your book, or to finish [...]

Publishing-Model Options

For many aspiring writers, the process from finished manuscript to printed book on a shelf in a bookstore is mired in mystery and misunderstanding.
With co-publishing and self-publishing as viable alternatives to traditional publishing, authors today have options that can be a little confusing.
The first step to dispelling confusion about publishing a book is to look [...]

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