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A lot of my writing friends talk about all the conferences they go to, whether writing retreats, craft courses, or business-focused conferences. I have to …

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December and Beyond

The “What Next” of NaNoWriMo Merri Mayweather December is finally here, and we have crossed the NaNoWriMo finish line. First, and foremost regardless of the final word count, congratulations! This

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Business

Asana on mobile

Goal Setting with Asana

Gill Fernley Asana (https://asana.com), an organizational app, lets you set up projects and tasks, keep track of them, and nail your deadlines. With a free plan and several paid options,

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The Word on Formatting

Using Microsoft Word to prepare your book for publication Gill Fernley If you don’t have the budget to hire a formatter, but you’re still dying to get your book out

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Productivity

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Defining Success

Not everything needs to be measured in terms of money. Jac Harmon When you think about success, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it money, fame, and

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10 Tips for Social Media

10 Tips for Pinterest

Chelle Honiker Like many social media accounts, using Pinterest for business remains a mystery for many authors. Likely because they want to know the answer to one simple question: how will it sell more books?  The answer is that while there is no magic formula, there are some basics to …

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Ten Tips for YouTube

When you hear the name “YouTube” you probably think more of videos than books, and even Google explains YouTube as “an online video sharing and social media platform.” Based on numbers alone, it should come as no surprise that a social media platform with one of the largest search engines …

10 Tips for Discord

Discord is a multi-purpose chat app made popular by gamers that includes text, audio, and video. Available on all platforms and devices, it has quickly expanded to be one of the premiere locations for interacting with authors and readers. But for those accustomed to other social media platforms, Discord has …

Design for Indie Authors

Typography

Seeing Through the Fog

Key Definitions to Remember When Formatting Your Book Your story is written and edited. The next hurdle is how to make it available to your …

Cover Design

Cover Your Backside: Creating a Full Wrap for Print Without Tears

There’s nothing quite like holding your book in your hands—an actual printed copy whose pages you can flip. For fiction authors choosing exclusivity for e-books …

Design

The Bold and Beautiful

Ad Graphics That Sell Your novel debuts. The story is amazing. The cover is on trend. The product description is flawless. But not every author …

Asana on mobile
Technology

Goal Setting with Asana

Gill Fernley Asana (https://asana.com), an organizational app, lets you set up projects and tasks, keep track of them, and nail your deadlines. With a free …

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Technology

The Word on Formatting

Using Microsoft Word to prepare your book for publication Gill Fernley If you don’t have the budget to hire a formatter, but you’re still dying …

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Technology

A Guide to Publishing Your Book on Amazon

So, your book has been edited, and your designer has sent you an amazing, genre-appropriate cover. Congratulations! Now it’s time to upload it to the …

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