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Royalties – JF Garrard Breaks it Down

For many, publishing a book is already a complicated enough goal.  At the same time, another goal to consider is to just break even on the real money you invested in the book. As I prepare to publish my book in April 2014, I am scratching my head at the different royalties offered by different… Continue reading Royalties – JF Garrard Breaks it Down

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“Decline of E-book Publishers” by Stefan Vucak

Every budding author wants to see his masterpiece published, preferably by one of the traditional book publishers. After all, that’s where the fame and money is, right? After accumulating a stack of rejection letters, thoughts of ending it all bubbling in the background, reality starts to sink in. There are lots of writers out there… Continue reading “Decline of E-book Publishers” by Stefan Vucak

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“Judging Books By Their Covers” by Roger Gerald Scott

We all like to think appearances don’t matter, that we are nice people and not the kind that judge or treat people by the way they look or what they wear. If only that were true. I personally have never forgotten, a few years ago, watching Susan Boyle shuffling onto the stage for an episode… Continue reading “Judging Books By Their Covers” by Roger Gerald Scott

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“On Promoting Your Book” by Charles Ameringer

Just do it! It’s up to you. If you’re uncomfortable about tooting your own horn, get over it, because if you don’t, your book will sink into the vast ocean of eBooks never to surface again. You have to market your book boldly, broadly, and inventively; tell why you’re special and enabled and why readers… Continue reading “On Promoting Your Book” by Charles Ameringer

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“Sometimes It Pays To Be A Realist!” – by Roger Gerald Scott

So you’ve finished your book that has consumed the last couple of years of your life. From the hatching of the original idea in your brain to the countless drafts, constant rewrites, book cover designing and redesigning, editing followed by more rewriting. Now finally, one beautiful sunny morning, you smile as you look at your… Continue reading “Sometimes It Pays To Be A Realist!” – by Roger Gerald Scott

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“The Limits and Limitlessness of the Internet” by Charles Ameringer

The internet provides limitless opportunities for the writer, while at the same time creating limitless numbers of writers, so that one may get lost in the shuffle.  You become a fleck in cyberspace.  If you have a publisher, you have a page on its website, but no assurance that anyone will visit it.  Your book… Continue reading “The Limits and Limitlessness of the Internet” by Charles Ameringer