What I learned from a ‘meet the author’ event

A ‘meet the author event’ is great way to market your book to a wider public. When I participated in my first meet-the-author event, I gained new readers, I sold my book and I met so many potential clients.

The priceless pearls of correct punctuation

Punctuation was invented to assist the comprehension of a passage. Punctuation is a tool of written language and, like language, its use is organic.

5 winning ways to write a book

So, you want to write a book. Does the idea of actually writing it scare you?  There are many ways you can write your book. You can collect your previous writings, use a computer or pen and paper, employ a ghost writer or record it and employ a transcriber.

How much does an editor really cost?

Editors charge by the word, the page, the project or the hour. They sometimes charge more for rush jobs and when English is not the mother tongue of the client. It depends on what you want the editor to work on, when you need it back, how many words, special formatting, editing online or paper... It is almost impossible to give a straight answer. However, how much would it cost you not to have an external assessment?

5 crucial reasons to publish your memoirs

Writing one’s memoirs has become a booming industry. If you have ever thought that your story was unimportant, boring or not relevant, read on. You may change your mind!

5 benefits of self-publishing

Self-publishing gives you freedom of choice, and publishing your own book is now easier than ever. It costs time and money, however, so you may be hesitant to try it. Here are five benefits that may persuade you to self-publish.

Editor sacked!!

A tongue-in-cheek account of what a book editor does

What writing a book will do for your business

A business book will change your business. I launched my book just over a year ago. I’m going to show you what a business book did for my business

5 false fears about hiring an editor

Authors need editors. If you intend to publish, not working with an editor could harm your professional reputation, your credibility and the sales on your book.

5 common fears about writing a book

There are many fears attached to writing a book: fear of failure, the time, the cost, who would read it, even fear of being famous. A professional writing coach and editor can help you conquer your fears.

5 powerfully proven reasons to write a business book

Writing your own book is the best way to promote you and your business. Here are five reason why you should be writing you own business book and tips on how easy it is to do.

5 powerful proven reasons to write a business book

 A business book will promote you and your business in five ways. It will record your knowledge, educate your reader, promote your expertise, be a giveaway product and is an essential item of thought leaders.

The publishing you should never ever consider!

You may hear the term ‘vanity publishing’. This was a perjorative term coined in the nineteenth century when some printers offered – for a hefty sum – to publish books with no regard for the quality of content. The advent of the digital age has changed the meaning of the term somewhat. Self-publishers do exactly that – publish without regard to content because you, the author, are responsible for that. However, there are unscrupulous publishers that make huge sales and promotional offers. Their trick is to offer you a 50/50 deal. You each put in 50% of the funding and get 50% of the sales return. Sounds OK, doesn’t it? Read on.

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