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What I Learned My First Year as an Author

What I Learned My First Year as an Author by Janine R. Pestel I began writing in February 2016 and have been writing for a little over a year. In the past 14 months, I have self-published one novella, one … Continue reading

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The Self-Publishing Force-Field Analysis

The Self-Publishing Force-Field Analysis by Mary Ellen Stepanich Some of us writers have an affinity for bookkeeping, and when we tally all the self-publishing costs against the income from our book sales, we discover a dismal truth: We make very … Continue reading

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Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and the Alternative Media

Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and the Alternative Media by Vaughn Treude The recent Presidential election cycle has been the most interesting and contentious in my lifetime, and I’ve been around a while. When the dust cleared and the votes were … Continue reading

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Get the Most from Your Proof: Create a Proofing Plan

Get the Most from Your Proof: Create a Proofing Plan by Matthew Howard Experienced authors know the value of ordering and reviewing a proof of their book before making it available for sale. But this is a step that new … Continue reading

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The Power of the Group: Support Your Fellow Authors by Buying Direct from Them

The Power of the Group: Support Your Fellow Authors by Buying Direct from Them by Laura Orsini Most authors in the Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion Meetup are familiar with my tolerate/hate relationship with Amazon. To put it succinctly, I … Continue reading

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Cook a Book with These Ingredients for Success

Cook a Book with These Ingredients for Success by Mary Ellen Stepanich I belong to several different writers’ groups. Some people might think I suffer from a form of overkill. But I believe each group offers a different perspective on … Continue reading

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Years that Answer Questions

Years that Answer Questions by Beth Kozan 2015, for me, was a year of answers. The question was: Would I ever get that book published? YES! For at least 15 years, I told people I knew that I was writing … Continue reading

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