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Nov.03.2013
If you are writing a nonfiction book during National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), I hope you’ve gone to the trouble of doing some planning before hand. Creating a business plan for a book is an essential step in creating a marketable book as well as one that serves your long-term...
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Nov.02.2013
To keep the momentum going, Day #2 of the WNFIN Challenge focuses on getting to “done,” as Rachel Z. Cornell, the first-ever “professional nag,” likes to say. In this guest post she offers some practical tips about how to actually complete the WNFIN Challenge. After all, that’s the whole point—for...
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Nov.01.2013
Welcome aboard for National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo) 2013! Whether you’ve been preparing for the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge for 10 months with Amanda M. Socci’s “I Know I Can” WNFIN training program or you just began thinking about taking on a month-long...
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Oct.29.2013
The number of self-published titles in 2012 went up 59 percent over 2011 and 422 percent over 2007, according to U.S. ISBN data provided by ProQuest, an affiliate of Bowker. In fact, the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000. E-books continue to gain ground on print...
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Oct.27.2013
I hope you have decided to take the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge and join in the excitement of National Nonfiction Writing Month. (If you write fiction, you can try National Novel Writing Month.) When you set a goal to start and finish a work of nonfiction in a month, whether it’s a full-...
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Oct.26.2013
Many writers are counting down the days. In fact, they have just four left until October ends and they take the challenge. No, they won’t be writing novels in November, although many aspiring and published fiction writers do. They will be writing all types of nonfiction during National Nonfiction...
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Dec.07.2012
After a big push to get a project done, it’s easy to slack off. Not that you don’t deserve a break after something like National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo). If you took part in the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) challenge, you surely deserve a break—in particular if you...
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Nov.30.2012
Beyond money earned on sales of articles and books, success for a nonfiction writer means communicating a message to many readers. However, as mentioned on the first post of the WNFIN challenge, you can’t rely on just a great idea and excellent writing ability to succeed. If you want to earn a...
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Nov.29.2012
The majority of writers don’t make a lot of money from books. Many freelance writers also struggle to make ends meet; hence comes the stereotype of the “starving writer.” It’s a negative image for sure—and not one to be holding onto as you try to carve out a career—and a living—...
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Nov.28.2012
Most nonfiction writers only think about earning money from their written words. Many think it’s hard to create anything beyond books, articles and blog posts–because writing comes easily to them and other things don’t. Dr. Ellen Britt, an award-winning online marketing strategist and Amazon...
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Nov.27.2012
Most authors I know end up obsessed with book sales, usually to such an extent that they don’t write their next book. What a shame. They don’t realize their  potential as writers or as authors. Yet, there is a way for you to avoid this pitfall while still selling and writing more books....
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Nov.26.2012
If you consider yourself simply a writer, an author or an artist, it’s time to catch up with the times—at least if you want to succeed (and earn a living). The final few guest posts during NaNonFiWriMo and the WNFIN challenge ask you to consider how you make a living as a writer and how book...
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Nov.25.2012
A blog offers one of the best ways to promote yourself and your writing. It effectively builds your author platform, expert status, niche dominance, books sales, author brand, and income. (You can even blog your book—write, publish and promote it with a blog.) But how do you come up with...
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Nov.24.2012
If you want to be a published author, you need an author brand. Since, most writers don’t know much about branding, I asked Rob Eagar, a marketing consultant and author of Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer’s Guide to Marketing and Publicity, to explains why you need an author brand and to...
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Nov.22.2012
You can do just about anything online, including a book tour, and do it more successfully than offline. Knowing how to do it is another story. I’ve had a lot of success with virtual book tours, so I asked Dana Lynn Smith, the Savvy Book Marketer and author of Virtual Book Tour Magic: The Secrets...
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