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Is a Book Publishing Course Right for You?

Is a Book Publishing Course Right for You?

If you want to break into the world of book publishing or sharpen your existing skills, book publishing courses can be the key to success. There are many types of courses, from complete post-graduate programs to shorter certificate programs designed for those already in the industry. Here, we’ll share information about some of the most […]

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Retreats for Novelists

Retreats for Novelists

A writing retreat will provide writers at any stage of his or her career a place to cultivate creativity and concentration.  How long you go to a writer retreat varies. Some retreats require a minimum stay of two weeks. Others allow you to go for a weekend. Retreats are not conferences. Writing conferences are great […]

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Free Stuff for Novelists

Free Stuff for Novelists

Being a novelist can be satisfying. It can even be enjoyable. But it’s hard work. Give yourself a treat with some free stuff just for you. These freebies are perfect for novelists and will help you work harder, better, and faster. Book Marketing Resources from The Creative Penn Author Joanna Penn has transformed her life, […]

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Not Your Mother’s Book Club – The Rise of Monthly Book Subscription Boxes

Not Your Mother’s Book Club – The Rise of Monthly Book Subscription Boxes

In recent years, books have become a solid part of the monthly subscription box industry. No matter what your taste, the chances are good that you will find a monthly book subscription box club to suit you. Readers are increasingly diverse. They are not only looking for their favorite genres but their favorite sub-genres too. […]

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Research, Write, and Promote Your Novel Without Ever Leaving Your Home

Research, Write, and Promote Your Novel Without Ever Leaving Your Home

Writing a novel isn’t easy. In some ways, however, it has never been easier. Remember when writers used typewriters to prepare manuscripts? No? Be thankful. And that’s not all that’s changed. Whether you have mobility problems due to age, handicap, a lack of money, or you just don’t like the look of the weather, you […]

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Freelance Editors

Freelance Editors

After I sold a new client’s proposal, she said to me, “Now that I’ve sold, I’m going to save some money and fire the freelance editor who helps me with my writing.” This was not one of her better ideas. A freelance editor helps authors make their work tighter and more engaging. Ultimately, the work […]

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