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You have written a book and think it will do well out in the world. The only thing standing between you and the publishing deal of your dreams is a literary agent. Here are some “must-have” pieces to impress a literary agent and the prospective publisher of your book: A Killer Title and Catchy SubtitleYou…

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Have you ever wondered why certain books have been banned? Does it make you want to read them more? Below is an info-graphic from PrinterInks of some of the literary classics that have been banned around the world over the years, and why.     “Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous – they contain ideas.” ―…

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You know what they say, “ALWAYS make a good first impression!” Often times the first thing people see when they look up a book is the bookshop page. Consider these guidelines to help make you’re book the best that it can be: Awesome Book Cover The first thing someone sees on your bookshop page is your cover…

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Are you thinking about becoming a blogger, but find the prospect of starting one daunting? You may be surprised. It is not as complicated as you might think! The following are 5 tips to help you get started: 1. Personality Is EVERYTHING. Don’t try to be like someone else. Your readers want to read YOUR words. You…

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This is no ordinary party; this is a party to help build a solid foundation for your author platform. A solid foundation is made up of 3 elements: great content, a trustworthy publisher, and marketing. Similarly, a party is also made of 3 elements: a reason for the occasion, a party planner/venue, and invitations. You need…

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Writing can be tricky, as there is only so much one person can convey through mere text on a page. It’s important to be able to make an emotional connection with your audience. This helps your fans feel as though they have a relationship with you and your work and, in turn, helps you to establish…

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Science divides different types of animals into different categories. But just because certain animals are similar, that does not make them the same species. For example, wolves and dogs are closely related, but they are not the same. Human beings need to take complex phenomena and categorize them in order to better understand them. Interestingly, the…

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Are you an author who strongly believes in his work and wants to follow in the footsteps of other great authors like Shakespeare and Rudyard Kipling? If your answer is yes, then here are eight great pieces of advice by J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit: Let…

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Ah, the ever-elusive focus! Trying to find focus (especially for authors) can often feel like an endless game of Marco, Polo – you’re so close, yet so far. You feel like you’re finally starting to hit your writing groove, then like clockwork, distractions come flooding in; that important phone call you’ve been waiting for comes…

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It is an old and frequently repeated saying that you should not judge a book by its cover. This can be a good rule of thumb when dealing with a person’s character or the taste of an unfamiliar cuisine, but ironically it is widely ignored when it comes down to actual books. The cover is often the…

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