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Publishing: An Overview

Whether you are self-publishing or going the traditional route, the steps to publishing your first book are very similar. If you’re just beginning to write, it’s a good idea to do some reading on writing and publishing. There are many … Continue reading

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Writing and publishing your first book.

Note: BeforeYouWrite.com is intended to give those writing for the first time the ins and outs of writing and publishing. At times, I stray from that. Today, I’m posting a broad-strokes explanation of the process.  Each of the points in … Continue reading

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Before you launch your book… get ready.

Before you write, it’s good to know that there will come a point when you feel your book is finished. You’ve written, rewritten, edited, proofed, had it edited and had it proofed. You name it, you’ve done it.  Most people … Continue reading

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Submitting nonfiction. Use an agent?

Before you write…. it’s good to know what agents do and to start considering whether you want to use one for your nonfiction work. You can make this decision early on if you have a full outline and a solid … Continue reading

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Self Publishing and Traditional Publishing… the differences

Before you choose your route to publishing, Know some of the difference between self publishing and traditional publishing. Here are some things you may want to know when making the choice: 1a. With self publishing, you’ll make more money per … Continue reading

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The Steps to Traditional Publishing – An Overview

We’ve spent some time talking about self-publishing. Before  you write and before you decide that self-publishing is the path for you, it’s good to know the ins and outs of the publishing world. After all, how can you make an … Continue reading

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The writing industry is changing… keep informed.

Before you write and while you’re writing, it’s important to keep track of what’s going on in the book industry. It always has been important, but right now, big things are happening, and it’ll help you make good decisions regarding … Continue reading

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Tips for promoting your book at signings or public functions.

If your book is about art, sell it in an art gallery or art supply store. If your book is about fishing, sell it in a bait shop or sporting good store. If your book is about cooking, sell it … Continue reading

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Publishing: Books aren’t just for bookstores anymore.

The first book I published for the general public was a walking guide to Virginia. I co-authored it with Donna Fischl and we soon learned that there were many more places to sell it than in book stores. Think creatively … Continue reading

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How long will it be before we publish our books only in ebook format?

Thursday is publishing day. I had a great conversation with a friend this morning about e-books.  We’re all getting into them now. And it’s not innovative, but is taking the turn to the natural thing to do. If you had … Continue reading

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