Articles

Every month, we send a newsletter to our community featuring upcoming events as well as an article by one of our knowledgeable team members. This page chronicles the articles, but be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get them in your inbox and to be updated about events.

The Steps to Book Publishing

by Ali Shaw “I have a completed manuscript. Now what?” It’s a common occurrence for authors to come to us knowing they want help to publish well—whether independently or traditionally—but they feel unsure of the steps that go into publishing at a professional level....

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3 Tips to Get Yourself into the Marketing Mindset

by Susan DeFreitas For many debut authors, so much work goes into writing their book—and, for self-publishing authors, editing, designing, producing, and distributing it—that marketing is an afterthought. But in a world where well over a million new books are...

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Track Changes Tutorial

Through being an editor for more than twelve years, Laura Garwood has learned most of Microsoft Word the hard way. She is therefore quite good at helping with problems and mistakes without judgment.

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Is Fear Sabotaging Your Self-Published Book?

by Vinnie Kinsella Preparing to put your writing out for the world to judge can be scary. When you’re self-publishing, that fear can be intensified because every decision about the book is a reflection of your tastes. This fear can begin manifesting in your...

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Always Be Prepared

by Ali Shaw, Executive Editor Sometimes, despite all the best planning, something goes sideways at a book event. And sometimes, that something is missing books. But that doesn’t have to mean an unsuccessful event! In truth, this hiccup probably happens more in the...

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Conference Survival Tips

by Olivia M. Croom I love conferences. I have friends I only see at particular conferences, and every year I learn something new about book publishing after attending the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference. #AWP19 in Portland, Oregon, will...

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3 Tips for Book Publicity

by Susan DeFreitas, Collaborative Editor and Marketing Strategist The process of publishing independently is often the end of a long road for you as the author, one that may include years of writing, rewriting, revising, and polishing—not to mention the complex...

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The Nitty-Gritty on Permissions

by Melissa Flamson, Owner of With Permission As a copyright permissions consultant, I am often asked what material requires permission. It is a complex issue, so I will share a few basic guidelines. The first step is to determine whether a work is currently protected...

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