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Judging A Book By It’s Cover

Originally published on authorsboutique.com by Kajette Solomon With thousands of self-published titles in the marketplace, not to mention competing with titles from traditional publishing, how do you make your book stand out? Bridgeman Art Library, a fine art and cultural image resource with over 40 years...

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Hi All, We like to feature guest bloggers with great tips for writers on writing, web design, website, blogs, social media, publishing, etc. If you feel you can contribute reverent material, please leave a comment and I’ll follow up. If you would like to be a regular contributor on a monthly basis,...

Eight Mistakes that Will Absolutely Kill Your Book From Hobie Hobart

The covers we choose for our books are much more significant than many authors think. Over the years I’ve seen everything from a finely designed book cover, to one the author created himself. Now, there’s nothing wrong with designing your own cover – if you’re actually a cover...

Tips for Writing a Cookbook

I wrote this article originally for Big Blend’s Success Express. I thought I’d share here. When Brenda and I wrote our first book, Our Love Affairs with Food & Travel, we did not have the knowledge of a lot of these details. It’s a great book featuring over 90 chefs from 19 countries...

Top 10 Tips to Win a Caples Award

Don’t wait to submit your entries for the 34th John Caples International Awards. Entry deadline: September 26, 2011 To help you prepare, we’ve included a few tips. Top 10 Tips to Win a Caples Award 10. Don’t display the name of your agency anywhere on the piece. (unless it’s the Agency self-promotion...

Large and Small Publishers from Pete Masterson

Brenda and I felt our focus on Success Tips was more popular than our longer posts. Google Analytics disagrees. I willing to do longer posts if that is what you prefer. I gain a wealth of knowledge from various publishers and most are willing to allow me to pass it on. In this industry, I think you need to...