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How to Get Your Book into Libraries as an Independent Publisher

Posted in book promotion, finding your audience, libraries, library, making a living as a writer, public lending right, publishing with a small press, and self publishing

Getting Your Book into Libraries Thinking about how to get your book into libraries as an independent publisher? It struck me the best person to ask would be someone who works in the library service. Eve Merrier is a Libraries Manager just on the outskirts of London, UK and…

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What Is the Difference between Middle Grade and YA Fiction?

Posted in Books for Kids, Childrens Books, Getting published, Independent Publishing, Juvenile Fiction, Learning to Write, Middle Grade Fiction, Publishing, publishing with a small press, publishing your first book, self publishing, Writing a novel, Writing Tips, and Young Adult Fiction

Everybody and Her Aunt Has an Opinion Defining the differences between juvenile, middle grade and young adult fiction seems to be a very difficult thing for many people to achieve. “What is the difference between middle grade and YA fiction?” seems to be a tough question. It’s one…

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3 Important Things I’ve Learned After Publishing My First Novel

Posted in amazon sales rank, Getting published, Independent Publishing, Publishing, publishing with a small press, publishing your first book, self publishing, and The debut novel

My debut novel was published on 14th of February, 2016. That’s three sweet weeks ago at the time of writing. It was published first in paperback on Amazon and then rolled out as a pre-order ebook to Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, Smashwords, Scribd and others. The paperback is…

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How to Design a Book Jacket: the Evolution of a Cover Design

Posted in book covers, Independent Publishing, Publishing, and publishing with a small press

There’s really no shortage of information available on the internet for writers and would-be writers to learn about both the art and craft of story creation, independent or traditional publishing options, and what goes in to the preparation of a finished manuscript. There’s a lot less detail regarding…

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Letting Your Debut Novel Go and Judging a Book by Its Cover

Posted in book covers, Getting published, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, Publishing, publishing with a small press, Steampunk, and Writing a novel

The book is finished. Several rounds of editing – structural/developmental, copy and line, and a proofread – have all been completed. A thousand iterations of the back matter and the front matter and the dedication, acknowledgements and all the rest have finally been put aside and the wording decided…

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