Category Archives for "Publishing for authors"

Pricing your book guide

Pricing your book

Is your book priced right? With the rise of self-publishing, authors have the responsibility of setting the price for their book. I am often asked for guidance and have seen pricing mistakes. This article considers basic pricing components and a simplified break-even analysis to help you understand pricing options.“The moment you make a mistake in […]

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Canadian vs. American vs. British spelling

Canadian vs. American spelling

Choosing Canadian vs. American spelling shouldn’t be left up to the default settings in your word processor. Language and culture do matter to your readers. For some words there can be regional differences: color is more common in the west and colour in Eastern Canada although more Canadian resources are helping consistency. Consider your audience […]

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Africa It's time by Charles Balenga, cover design by Dale Youngman

Book Cover Design Primer

Presenting your book – a book cover primerFirst impressions are important in life and for your book. Each aspect of a skillful book cover design builds anticipation and communicates your content. The front cover calls the reader and gets the book noticed and picked up. The back cover’s job is to get the book opened.First […]

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Anton Chekov author image

Writers on writing, and rewriting

Write well: writers on writing, and re-writing Following the earlier post Setting Clear Objectives; You have identified your target reader, know your big idea, have defined the structure, and immersed yourself in the subject. Writing provides the opportunity to reflect, revise and polish. The words tumble out, sometimes in perfect order, but usually somewhat raw. […]

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