3 Ways to Keep Readers from Putting Your Book Down

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Have you ever started reading a book and after a while you needed a break from it? Most of the time it’s not because of the content; normally it’s a great story, message, or teaching. Usually it’s because it was physically hard to keep reading it to difficult to keep your attention focused on what […]

How You Might Be Killing Your Book in 3 Seconds

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There is an extremely important part of a book that many authors either overlook or they don’t know how to do effectively. This area is so important that you can kill the sale of your book in 3 seconds if it’s not done right. What is it? Your back cover summary. Years ago when I […]

Broken To Beautiful: A Book Redesign Project

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In 2010, about a year after we started our publishing company, a friend from Maine came to us with a situation. A good friend of hers had passed away after battling with a spinal muscular disease, and her one and only book had been poorly designed and manufactured. Because this novel was based on the […]

Writers: Don’t Forget to Do Your Homework!

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Writing a book is a big undertaking. Most newer authors will spend months to years preparing a manuscript for publishing. The more you write and become familiar with the process, the easier it normally gets and it can take less time. But no matter how seasoned of an author you are, there is something that […]

The Death of a Book: Personal Preference Can Kill!

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The following article is an excerpt from the section called “Before You Publish” that I wrote for my husband’s book, The Spirit-Led Publishing and Writing Handbook. This is something that we all have to die to when we are publishing. We have to keep our audience in mind, and not just what WE want! If […]

Your Book Is Probably Guilty of Plagiarism— Find Out How!

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After working on hundreds of books, most of them by first-time authors, I have come to the conclusion that about 90-95% of the author’s manuscripts were guilty of plagiarism in their original form. So if you don’t understand how permissions for quoted materials work in a commercial product (like your book), you are most likely […]