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How to survive the publication process

Many self-publishing authors worry about being able to survive the publication process. And that isn't surprising because it is a demanding time: finding an editor, knowing...
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How to choose a brilliant book topic

Some entrepreneurs I meet have lots of ideas about what topic they want to write about in their book. In fact, sometimes they have too many. Others have none, though that's...
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Do mistakes matter in a book?

Do mistakes matter in a book? It is a question I often see being asked by self-publishing authors who are reluctant to spend a lot of money on editorial support. The simple...
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Surviving the book production process

The book production process is definitely a challenging part of getting your book published. There are four distinct phases to the publication process: conceptualizing and...
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Chipping away at your book

You have probably heard the metaphor about not eating the whole elephant but approaching it one mouthful at a time (though why you would want to eat an elephant I have no...
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5 Secrets of Successful Authors

Every author wants to be successful with their book. But getting there doesn't always feel easy. But, when you learn that there are five simple things you can do to radically...
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Revising your first draft

If your book has got stuck at the first draft stage, it’s probably because you are struggling to do your revisions before you send it off to an editor. Revising your first...
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5 keys to getting your first draft finished

Do you need to get your first draft finished? If you are struggling to maintain your momentum and get your words on the page you are probably feeling frustrated and stuck.
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Overcome writer’s block

Writer’s block can affect us all, no matter how much we write or how little. There are many ways to overcome writer’s block, and I am going to share one here that is really...
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Choosing your book publishing format

Choosing your book publishing format is not something that most authors think about very much. But the publishing format you choose for your book can have a huge impact on...
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Set your publishing intentions

If you have not set your publishing intentions you are missing step one of the book publishing process – and that could be a big missed opportunity for you, your business and...
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Edit-Amend-Check

People often think I’m joking when I say the publication process takes about 12 weeks. “Why on earth does it take so long?” they ask. And there is a simple answer: because in...
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Stop being an exceptional author

Do you dream of being an exceptional author? Have you ever sat down to write your book only to find yourself paralyzed by fears that your writing isn’t good enough, your idea...
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The Publishing Process – Editing

The publishing process can be confusing and difficult to navigate. When I first started working in publishing, it took me a while for me to totally understand the process, so...
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Overcoming the resistance to writing

Overcoming the resistance to writing Are you in a state of writing resistance? Are you holding back from writing your book? I ask not so I can sell you this solution or that...
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Is your book a big old muddle

When I started writing my first book, I made the same mistake that many new authors make: I opened a page in Word and started writing. Okay, maybe it wasn't quite that bad,...
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Conspicuous by your absence

It led me to ask myself this question: “Where are you being absent in your business (or even your life) right now?” I realised that my absence from one area of my life was...
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Money, money, money

Last week, I made a decision to quit a job I have been doing for over a year, and which I took in a state of desperation about money. It was one of those jobs that I hated...
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Which is the hardest part of writing a book?

Opinion varies as to what the hardest part of writing a book might be. Is it the process of coming up with an idea, choosing a title, creating a marketing plan, executing a...