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Author Story: Dr. Jon Cunningham

Author Story: Dr. Jon Cunningham

Encouraged by Michele DeFilippo's book Publish Like the Pros, Jon Cunningham decided to self-publish his own nonfiction book, Around My Garden in 80 Years. His book delves into the intricacies of gardening, including explanations on pollination, composting,...

Why Should Authors Invest in Quality Services?

Why Should Authors Invest in Quality Services?

So, your book has been written and now you’re beginning the next leg of your publishing journey: preparing your manuscript for publication. One of the biggest mistakes authors make when preparing their book—aside from attempting to do it alone—is hiring unqualified...

Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest in a Book

Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest in a Book

Many entrepreneurs wonder whether writing a book would be worth their time and money. In this blog post, we’ll address why writing a book is in your best interest and how you can use a book to grow your business and increase your profits. Writing a book can… Establish...

How to Effectively Market Your Book

How to Effectively Market Your Book

In our last blog post, we talked about the pros and cons of contests and whether they're worth the money. In it, we mentioned how entering, and primarily winning, contests can be great for publicity and promotion. However, there are other avenues of marketing that are...

Should Writers Join Contests?

Should Writers Join Contests?

Contests are often a point of controversy in the writing community. Many authors strongly support contests, while others warn against entering them. Because of the mixed views, you may be on the fence about entering contests. In this post, we’ll list the pros and cons...

Should Authors Pay for Reviews?

Should Authors Pay for Reviews?

This question plagues many authors, and those who ask often find that they’ve struck a nerve in the writing community. Paying for reviews used to be considered taboo, and in many circles, it still is. However, thanks to Kirkus, BookLife, and other services that...