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How to Market a Children’s Book

How to Market a Children’s Book

How to market a children’s book will depend on several factors, including your method of publishing, your targeted age group, your genre, and your budget. There are many methods you can use to get your book in front of your audience, but not all of them may be right...

How to Write and Publish a Cookbook

How to Write and Publish a Cookbook

So, you have some delicious recipes, and you want to share them with the world. Great! Hopefully, other people will think they’re just as awesome as you do. But how do you get your work out in the world? How do you write a cookbook, much less design and publish one?...

How to Publish a Poetry Book

How to Publish a Poetry Book

All writing is art, as is the work done to shape it into a finished, marketable product. Poetry, however, is unique in its delivery, which is a form of art unto itself. From a poem’s meter to its construction on the page, much thought and effort goes into creating,...

Author Story: Susan Turner

Author Story: Susan Turner

Susan Turner is the author of several books, the latest of which is The Truth About Otis Battersby, a riveting historical fiction novel set in late 1940s Europe. “This book,” Turner explains, “is the first in a series with a central character who operates in Western...

What Does a Book Editor Do, and Do I Need One?

What Does a Book Editor Do, and Do I Need One?

Thanks to all the disparate information available online, a question that should have a straightforward answer can quickly become complicated. “What does a book editor do,” “what are the different stages of editing,” and “how can I find editors” are a few questions...

Author Story: Stuart Fabe

Author Story: Stuart Fabe

Stuart Fabe is the author of ten novels, including his six-book Clay Arnold series, The Write House, Kindred Spirits, and his most recent novel, Given Names. The Write House was a project intended to help Fabe develop new characters and research early aviation in WWI...

Book Launch Party Ideas

Book Launch Party Ideas

You’ve completed the arduous but rewarding process of publishing your book. Congrats! Why not host a book launch party to welcome your book baby into the world? Book launch parties are unique in their focus, but above all, they’re still parties. Even if your primary...