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Building a Book…Or a Business?

When I first decided to start my business, I was lost. I had no clue how to start, what to do to attract clients, what to charge, how to market, etc. And don’t even get me started on the legal side of things! LLC, Inc… It was a lot to take in, sort through, and…

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Catagelophobia

No – it’s not a fear of cats………or gel…… Catagelophobia – the fear of ridicule, being put down or embarrassed These days there seems to be a “phobia’ for just about everything. However, when meeting with clients for the first time, one of the most common fears they have is actually publishing their work. They…

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Making Dreams Come True

In nearly 4 years of owning my business, I have had the privilege of seeing many people realize their dreams of becoming a published author. Sadly, I’ve seen many more give up on that dream – most of them before even giving themselves a chance to TRY. You see, taking on a task such as…

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Why on EARTH Am I a Publisher?

Why on Earth Did I Start a Publishing Company?   I’ve always loved books and reading. For as far back as I can remember. Even as a kid, I would go so far as to read the back of shampoo bottles in the shower, just to be reading. How it took me so long to…

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Making Reading Fun Again!

It’s happened – Summer has come to an end and the kiddos are back in school. For some, this is a blessing; for others, it’s bittersweet. The house is quiet and clean(er). Routines are back in place. And our kids are back to learning. Over summer, there were reading programs through the library, and even…

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Putting Pen to Paper

It’s quite rare that someone hand-writes a book these days. Typing is so much faster, and much more efficient – why on earth would you pick up a pencil and a notebook? You wouldn’t. Not to write an entire book, anyway. However, there ARE still times that good ol’ fashioned hand-writing can come in handy!…

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Is It Taking Too Long?

You have a wonderful idea for a book. You know you want to write it. You know you CAN write it. So, what’s the problem? Time. Where are you going to find the time to write? Do you really want to commit to a year or more – just on the writing process? You go…

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Your book is NOT for Everyone

In working with authors, I often ask the question: Who are you writing your book for? The answer is invariably “everyone”. At this point, I make myself take a deep breath, and think of the most kind way to respond without rudely blurting out “YOU’RE WRONG!”. You may be wondering why this is such a…

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Glad to Be Back!

So, it’s been a bit since I last visited your inbox. I’ve certainly missed you! The reason is no excuse, really, but I’ve been very busy making things even better for you. I will keep this post short at sweet. Here are a few things to check out: My Facebook group, From Brainstorming to Book…

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How to Sell Your Book…Locally!

Ok, so by now you should have narrowed down your niche. If not, then take a look at some of my previous articles to get that taken care of. Keep in mind – YOU probably think that anyone and everyone will like your book, but the fact of the matter, is there is going to…

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