Friday, August 19, 2011

Just the right book title....

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When you are trying to come up with that perfect title, remember, keep these points in mind...
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Great Tips for Writers

Beta readers-more to know and more to find!

Beta Readers-More to Know and More to find!

What is a Beta Reader?

What is a Beta Reader?

What is a beta-reader? Why do authors need them? What makes a good one? These questions I will answer, from both a reader and a writer perspective.
The purpose of a beta reader is to help the author write the best story they can, by pointing out the weaknesses in the story, and telling the author they can do better than that. The latter is aided by leavening the negatives with positive encouragement, and there's two good reasons for that:
  1. to spur on the author to enthusiasm by encouragement. Different authors vary in the amount of positive feedback they need, and different betas vary in the amount they can give.
  2. Pointing out the good bits so that the author doesn't unknowingly remove them!
Beta readers provide another set of eyes to look over a story.

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More Beta Readers!

More Beta Readers!

Needing Beta Readers??

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Your Books Bottom Line --Part 3 is now published!

Article by Deb Simpson Your Books Bottom Line Part 3

Formats, Fulfillments, and Fees

By Deb Simpson
The first two installments of this four part series ”Your Book’s Bottom Line”, focused on book development costs andmarketing costs. In this article, the focus will be on publication costs, including preparing the book for publication, printing, and distribution. Whether you are self-publishing your book, or working with a publishing house, it is still beneficial to understand the elements involved in getting your book into the marketplace. First, a quick review of what may be included:
Formatting: This includes the formatting of the interior pages (margins, spacing, fonts) as well as the sizing, paper and binding.
Editing: This can be done by the author, but use of a professional editor often yields a more professional outcome.
Indexing: Especially necessary for reference books to provide quick subject look-up for readers; may require the services of a professional indexer or purchase of a specific software application.
ISBN#: The International Standard Book Number, required for all books sold commercially via booksellers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble).
UPC#: Universal Product Code, required to sell any product via retail stores or sites (Wal-Mart, etc.).
Book Cover Design: The author may design the cover, but use of a professional designer may be worth the investment. Remember, the cover is the first impression.
Printing Set-up Fees: For offset printing, where plates are created for each book page, there will be set-up fees. For some POD printers, set-up fees may be charged, although less common.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Magazines seeking submissions!

So you want to be published?  Here's a list of magazines seeking your submissions!!
Just do it!
call for submissions

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Murfreesboro Writers Group: Anthology Update

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Simple Self Publishing: Immersed with Ideas and Infused with inspiration!

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