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Editing and Surviving

Let’s talk about E-D-I-T-I-N-G. Manuscript editing. Every author’s nightmare. Don’t worry, you’re not alone — we all hate this. Wait, that’s not true. . . some sadists actually enjoy pulling apart their baby! It’s all […]

How to Convince a Reader (Not) to Read Your Book

1. Use a cover that looks like it was designed by your color blind 6-year-old niece, avoid proper book formatting & cover design. Your book cover design should have completely jarring colors and illegible font. […]

Selling Your Genre

Is your cover selling your book genre? Pretend with me for a moment. You’re a fifty-year-old woman who wants to curl up with her fifteen cats and a low-key romantic read this weekend. You want […]

What is Self-Publishing?

Self-Publishing is like… Having a cat Cats are unpredictable. If you’ve owned them for a while, you know their personalities, and you can usually know what they’re going to do. But it takes time and […]

The Cover Counts

While we’ve been told the opposite since childhood, a book’s cover is going to be heavily judged. As an author, this should both terrify and excite you. A well-designed book cover can sell a teen […]

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