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Writing Toolbox: Microsoft Word

3 min readMicrosoft Office is a widely-used tool for creation, design, editing, and formatting. And Microsoft Word in particular is powerful, and being the most common word processor on the market, it is the software the majority of writers will employ. At… Continue Reading →

Bookend Your Book: Front Matter and Back Matter

2 min readBooks consist of many components, all of them important when creating a full, complete, and professional work. One of these components that often causes self-published authors pause is the Front Matter and Back Matter. While these components are in two… Continue Reading →

Book Publishing: The Economics of Self-Publishing

3 min readSelf-publishing is a demanding project to take on. As a writer, you’ve already labored over the words and phrases of your book, researched and studied the ins and outs of writing effectively, developed plots and characters…you’ve done a lot of… Continue Reading →

Selling Your Book – Synopsis

4 min readSynopsis – a brief summary or general survey of something. Might seem like a simple thing. You wrote an entire book! Now all you have to do is write summary of said book.  Should be no problem, right? Well, not… Continue Reading →

Common Grammar Mistakes

3 min readWe all make mistakes. That’s what first drafts are for (and second…and third). Being a self-published author, you might not have the desire or the resources to hire a professional editor or proofreader, so you’ll have to comb through the… Continue Reading →

Pre-Publishing Checklist

2 min readWriting a book is hard work. We appreciate just how challenging and time consuming it is to outline, draft, revise, redraft, edit, proof, finalize, and in the end produce a manuscript ready for publication. And once you’ve finally gotten to… Continue Reading →

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