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3 Great Reasons To Create An Effective AuthorCentral Page on Amazon

3 Great Reasons To Create An Effective AuthorCentral Page on Amazon
  Finishing a book is often a labor of love, a bucket list item, for many writers. Marketing the book? Not so much. It can be difficult and frustrating for authors to switch from the mindset of creating to marketing. However, long-term success as a self-published author absolutely requires your platform to be established. There is a finite amount of......
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Dear Author

Dear Author
  Dear Author, I am not sure what is happening with you here. I have called you a few times and emailed you a few times more but you are not giving me any response. Please don’t insult me by saying you have been busy, it has been months since January where I first handed your edited manuscript over. If y......
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Need a break from writing? Let's chat about Writers Block

Need a break from writing? Let's chat about Writers Block
  Writer’s block – the bane of writers the world over. Just about anyone can have a dry season where the words just don’t come, but what’s behind the block?   Perfectionism It’s all very well that some writers like Tom Robbins can take months to hone a sentence – but sometimes getting stuck in perfectionism mode leads you down a thesaurus......
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Ghost in the machine: What does a ghost writer actually do?

Ghost in the machine: What does a ghost writer actually do?
  Almost everyone wants to write a book someday. Most people just don’t do it. There are many reasons for the lack of follow-through; one of them is time. This is especially pertinent for executives, celebrities or motivational speakers who really should have a book out there to support their work, but just don’t have the time to put one tog......
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Is Partridge Africa a scam?

Is Partridge Africa a scam?
  This is a letter I have received from South African author – Francois* - and is published with his consent. It details his experience as a first-time author dealing with the publishing company Partridge Africa. I will leave the letter as unedited as possible and add only comments and clarity where I think they might be needed. (Dave.) For t......
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