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Nov.18.2013
It’s been said that a marketing, or promotion, plan can make or break a traditional publishing deal. However, a marketing plan also can mean success or failure for an indie book or a traditionally published book. The hard work of selling copies of a book no matter how published gets done by none...
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Nov.17.2013
If you plan to self-publish your book after National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo) is over, you’ll need to consider how you might design not only the cover but the interior. Indie publishers most often hire out design, but these days you have many other options, such as high-quality...
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Nov.16.2013
Today, on Day 16 of National Nonfiction Writing Month, it’s time to talk about how to improve your manuscript once completed. No matter what you write, it’s important to know how to edit your own work, especially if you plan to freelance or to blog. There are many times when the only eyes that...
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Nov.15.2013
Your query letter helps you get the attention of a literary agent or acquisitions editor at a publishing house, but your nonfiction book proposal keeps these publishing professionals’ attention. This document sells both you and your book. It proves you are a good business partner for a...
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Nov.14.2013
If your dream of authorship includes traditional publishing, at some point you will need to approach a literary agent to try and obtain representation. Only small, independent publishing houses accept what are called “unagented” submissions. The mid-sized and large published houses all require...
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Nov.13.2013
You’ve almost hit the midpoint of National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo). Have you hit a mid-NaNonFiWriMo writing slump or are you still going strong? It’s not uncommon to feel fired up when you begin the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge (WNFIN) only to find your energy burning...
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Nov.12.2013
Did you ever think you might need a ghostwriter? Probably not—especially if your dream has always been to write a book and become an author. Yet, many writers hire “ghosts,” as they are called, and the reasons for this don’t all involve having someone else write an entire book for you. Today,...
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Nov.11.2013
You’ve made it to Day #11 of National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo). When you decided to take the Write Nonfiction in November (WINFIN) Challenge, you probably had visions of writing daily and churning out 1,500-2,500 words in just an hour or two. It’s possibly, however, that you...
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Nov.10.2013
As you’ve seen with some of the longer book forms, planning helps you meet your National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo) goals. If you want to write an ebook in a month, however, you still need to make planning your first step. That’s the best way to ensure you produce an ebook that...
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Nov.09.2013
If you are writing an ebook during National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), be sure you get big, long-lasting results for your efforts—especially if your book is meant to help you grow your business. As an entrepreneur, or an authorpreneur, you don’t just want book buyers. You want...
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Nov.08.2013
Not every nonfiction writer dreams of publishing a book. Some like to write and publish essays or articles, for instance, and this can be a great way to make a living or a bit of extra money. I earned my degree in magazine journalism and still write several magazines articles a year; I find...
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Nov.07.2013
Are your goals for National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo) really ambitious? Do you want to not only write a memoir but have it ready for publication in 30 days? If so, Linda Joy Myers, author and president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, has just the...
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Nov.06.2013
While many feel writing a memoir during the 30 days of National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo) might be too large a task to take on, some forethought about how to approach your life story can provide the key to making the job manageable—and doable. For instance, determining the...
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Nov.05.2013
Many people say it’s impossible to write a memoir in a month. Yet, last year, Denis Ledoux, founder or November is Lifewriting Month, provided those writing memoir as their Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge with a schedule to accomplish this feat in 30-days. And some participants did,...
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Nov.04.2013
You’ve made it to day #4 of the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge. Even though you have only just passed “halfway” of the first week, you may now realize that reaching your goal—a completed work of nonfiction writing—might prove harder than you thought. Staying in the writing or...
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