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Why You Need a True Final Proofread

A client of mine (I will call him “Jeff”) hired an independent copy editor to edit his book. Then the edited manuscript was turned over to a professional layout and design firm who did a terrific job laying out his book and creating a killer cover. The problem? Dozens of small and not-so-small errors were introduced into the manuscript duringRead More …


Is Your Book Too Long?

In this article, we are focusing on how consumer book sales can tell us what readers want. A lot of the choices we publishers make are based on what we want or what we think we SHOULD do. Here are a few recent examples of insight gained by authors for us all to learn from. Zach Obront from Book In aRead More …


Book Connect is the Best and Least Expensive Book Review Host Site Around

I just found out about BOOK CONNECT. Debbie Drum taught me how to GET  reviewer names and email addresses with her BOOK REVIEW TARGETER and I have loved how easy it is to find and contact book reviewers. What has NOT been easy is getting the folks willing to review my book a copy.  Print copies are expensive and emailingRead More …


Guidelines for the assignment of ISBNs to e-books (directly from Bowker)

If I publish in two or more different file formats (e.g. epub, PDF) should I assign separate ISBNs? Yes.  Each different format of an electronic publication that is published and made separately available should be given a separate ISBN. Should different versions of the e-book that use the same file format (e.g. epub) have different ISBNs? If the different versionsRead More …


How To Write the BEST Back Cover Copy

You have heard over and over from experts and read online how important your front cover is.  It is true.  How your cover looks is even more important that what you write inside the book. Because if your cover is not terrific, then no one will ever know how brilliant your writing is. It is the front cover’s job toRead More …


How to Find Stores That Will Sell Your Book

Man, I love the idea of my book on the shelves of Wal-Mart and Costco. I love the vision I have of seeing eight copies of my book standing, cover face out, on the top shelf of the reference section in Barnes & Noble. What I don’t love thinking about is this: my book does not belong in any of theseRead More …


Is Your Book Too Long? Is Your Book Too Short?

What They Did: Published a book that was too long Zach Obront from Book In a Box recently analyzed the 272 books that have sat at #1 on the NYT Nonfiction Bestseller List over the past 7 years. His primary goal was to understand the ideal range for length, in order to better inform nonfiction authors. Zack found that historically there wasRead More …


How to Transfer Your Book to Ingram Spark From CreateSpace

You went to CreateSpace and uploaded your self-published published book to them, and they offered you a free ISBN. You took them up on their offer and proceeded to upload your book so that you could be on Amazon. Okay! But now you are thinking about bookstores and libraries and want to start getting your books in there. No problem,Read More …


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