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How to Write a Terrific Author Bio

Rachelle Gardner writes, "Sometimes it’s hard to believe how difficult it can be to write about yourself in a bio—after all, you’re a writer! But I understand it’s not as simple as that, so here are a few tips to make it easier."

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Sometimes it’s hard to believe how difficult it can be to write about yourself in a bio—after all, you’re a writer! But I understand it’s not as simple as that, so here are a few tips to make it easier. Write your bio in first person for query letters, third person for most other purposes …
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How to Hire an Illustrator for Your Novel

Thinking of hiring an illustrator? Want an illustration commissioned for your novel? Check out this advice from Ken Baker.

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Thinking of hiring an illustrator? Want an illustration commissioned for your novel? Then you are in the right place! Welcome to Part 1 on Hiring an Illustrator for your novel - The Setup
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Singapore Ebook Store Skoob to Close After 2 Years of Operation
SingTel is closing the book on its e-book store skoob, only months after MediaCorp pulled the plug on a similar outfit, ilovebooks.com.
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Top 10 Myths about Writing
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We're in the middle of Read an Ebook Week. Find out more here: http://www.ebookweek.com
FREE E-BOOKS for E-BOOK WEEK! Join us from March 3rd through 9th as we celebrate Read an E-Book Week. Visit the site often to download free ebooks offered from dozens of authors, publishers and vendor...
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How to Use Google+ as an Author Platform

Great article at WriteToDone: "One tool that I highly recommend for writers is Google+. Photographers love this social network for the ability to show off their most recent images and build a fan base for their work. Why not writers too?"
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7 Big Issues I’ve Come Across Writing My Debut Novel, by Matthew Turner
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Smashwords Reports Author Revenue Was Up 33% in 2013

Authors' sales were $20 million, up 33% from $15 million the year before. There are now 275,000 titles (up 45%) and 83,000 authors (up 42%).

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How to Work on More Than One Book at a Time

Looking back over 20 years, James Scott Bell reveals three practices that have made a considerable difference to his work:

1. Having a quota.
2. Studying the craft.
3. Working on more than one project at a time.

Every writer is different, of course and some writers prefer to work on only one manuscript at a time.

Like James, I prefer working on several projects at once. How about you?

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James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell The most critical thing a writer does is produce. — Robert B. Parker When I started writing seriously, after ten years of believing the Big Lie that you can’t learn to write fiction, I d...
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Breaking News: Amazon to Acquire Goodreads

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Smashwords now supports EPUB uploads with Smashwords Direct
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Gary McLaren writes about e-publishing for indie authors here and at PublishYourOwnEbooks.com
Introduction
In 2003 Gary McLaren established a web site and email newsletter to help writers learn how to publish ebooks. Today that blog, Publish Your Own Ebooks, is one of the leading resources for e-publishing advice and industry updates.

He is also the author of: