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Author Talk: Productivity

The IT people at my day job hate it when I complain about screen slowdowns.  Do you know why it annoys me?  Because seconds add up.  Seconds turn into minutes and minutes turn into hours.  When I'm in the...

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Author Talk: So You Wanna Write A Book?

Over the years I have focused on my "So You Wrote A Book" series to help newer authors navigate the world of independent publishing.  Yet, what about people who stop here and would like to write a book, but...

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Author Talk: Website Stuff

I'm in a lot of author groups on the web.  I see other authors posting a lot about newsletters, domains, and websites.  Websites kinda freak out those that are not "technology savvy".  So, that got me thinking maybe YOU...

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Author Talk: MOO Cards

I promised in my last entry that I would eventually show you what I came up with in place of "drop cards" since I am too poor to initiate production of those.  Enter MOO cards and Printfinity.  Along with the...

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Author Talk: Distribution

And here we are at the last part of my blog tutorial.  Distribution is not the same thing as “publishing” although a lot of these places say “publish with us and distribute here”.   Most of these places are going...

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Author Talk: Covers

Finally we have arrived at the part where I tell you all about covers.  I know I break all the rules because “you shouldn’t design your own covers”.   But, I also know my covers are pretty.  I say you...

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Author Talk: Formatting

Part 3 of my "tutorial" about publishing.  Theoretically at this point, you should have a "copyrighted" and "edited" work ready for formatting.  Now, I know what you are thinking.  You want to know about making a pretty cover.  Nope.  Right...

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Author Talk: Editing

Look, I'm actually following through on something.... In the last segment I spoke about where to start for information on Copyright.  In today's segment I'm going to stress the importance of editing.  If you are going to spend money this...

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Author Talk: US Copyright

At my last public event I was approached by a young author who had been struggling to figure out how to become published.  She told me that she had already tried contacting various people like lawyers, writing clubs, and...

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