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Advice for nonfiction and fiction authors, plus professional help for academics completing their thesis, dissertation, and research projects.

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July 16, 2024

Phew! You’ve finally finished writing your academic essay, put in all your references, completed your bibliography, and did the proper formatting. Time to hit the submit button. But hold on! Not so quick. You’re actually not done yet. Ugh…I know,…

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July 10, 2024

Have you ever written a story? Yes? Congratulations, you’ve practiced narrative writing! Narrative writing is essentially storytelling – it’s the art of building blocks of a plot together, weaving character development throughout your story, and keeping the reader hooked at…

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July 3, 2024

All editing is a unique stage in any document, and content editing has a form and process just like any other form of editing. But what is it and what do you need to know? Let’s take a look.

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June 30, 2024

Editorial reviews play a large part in both the academic and commercial publishing worlds – the more experts offer positive feedback on your work, the likelier you are to gain credibility and authority in the field. So, what is an…

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April 4, 2024

Even the greatest of minds get it wrong sometimes. You would hardly guess that based on the final product, though. If you look at an error-free and high-quality research paper, your assumption might be that the author is just really…

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January 12, 2024

When to Create Your Book Marketing Strategy

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September 1, 2023

In this short video, we delve into the world of publishing to explore the key differences between a beta reader and an arc reader. Discover how these roles play a crucial part in shaping an author's work, ensuring it's polished…

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August 29, 2023

In this short video, we explore the often-overlooked value of galley copies in the publishing industry. Discover how these advanced reader copies contribute to successful book launches, generate buzz, and offer invaluable insights for authors, publishers, and book enthusiasts alike.…

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August 21, 2023

In this short video, we dive into the world of Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) or commonly referred to as uncorrected proof. Discover what an ARC is, its purpose, and why it holds immense value for book enthusiasts and authors alike.…

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July 24, 2023

The work is done. You’ve written your book, proofread the text approximately hundred and fifty times, had the perfect cover created, and now it’s time for it to see the light of day. But hold on – there’s one element…

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July 17, 2023

"Writing a research outline for an academic paper can seem overwhelming, but it is an important step in the writing process. It helps to organize your thoughts and ensure that your paper has a clear structure. A research outline should…

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July 7, 2023

A literature review is an important component of any academic research project. It involves reading, analyzing, and summarizing existing research in order to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge on a specific topic. In this video, we…

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May 3, 2023

In this informative video, we tackle a common question asked by aspiring writers - 'Do I need to copyright my book before publishing?' In this digital age, protecting your intellectual property is of utmost importance. We answer some common myths…

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April 29, 2023

Many people think that they need an agent to get a publishing deal, but that's not always the case. In this video, we talk to some industry experts to find out if you can get a publisher without an agent.…

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April 27, 2023

In this video, we explore the seven things every writer needs to know in order to become a published author. We discuss the importance of finding your voice, creating a strong plot and characters, understanding the elements of storytelling, and…

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April 24, 2023

In this video, we're going to talk about using writing tools - the different types of writing tools that are available, and how to select the right ones for your needs. Be sure to check out this video! And if…

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April 19, 2023

Welcome to our latest video on "What does an excellent book editor". In this video, we will explore the key elements that make an excellent book editor, and how to find the right editor for your book. We will discuss…

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April 16, 2023

In this video, we'll be discussing ideas for developing a story. Whether you're an aspiring writer or just looking to flex your creative muscles, we've got you covered. From brainstorming sessions to character development, we'll explore different techniques for generating…

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April 8, 2023

In this video, we will provide you with 10 simple steps to structure your book. From identifying your target audience to outlining your chapters and establishing the conflict, we will cover all the essential elements of book structure. With these…

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March 29, 2023

This step-by-step video will teach you the basic principles of outlining a novel, so you can create a structure for your story and organize your thoughts. Finally, we'll show you some practical tips to help you get started and stay…

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March 26, 2023

Learn how to self-edit and prepare for marketing so you can save time and money in the editing process. Discover what you can do yourself to get the best return on your investment when editing and publishing. Get insights from…

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March 23, 2023

Join us as we interview Karen Ferreira of Children's Book Mastery and discuss How to Publish Like a Pro. On this free webinar, we'll cover: - Distribution Options and Publishing Platforms - Strategies to grow your audience and maximize your…

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March 11, 2023

This webinar will go through the principal components of essay structure for writing in English for high school and college/university level students. Request Your Free Sample: https://www.firstediting.com/editing-services-samples/ --------------------------------- FIRST EDITING — Transforming Writers Into Authors First Editing is the internet's…

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March 11, 2023

A Thesis or Dissertation in most subject areas from sciences to social sciences to humanities have similar structures. Most introductory sections have literature review sections and methodology sections. But how exactly do you write these? Join Dr. Lindy Ledohowski, writing…

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February 23, 2023

Struggling to keep up with your academic writing goals? In this video, I'm going to show you how to outsource your editing needs and get the perfect grade on your paper. See how an experienced team of editors can help…

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February 5, 2023

Self-publishing and traditional publishing have several distinct differences. Self-publishing is when an author books directly prints and sells their work without going through a publishing house. Conversely, traditional publishing is when an author produces their book through a third-party publisher.…

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January 22, 2023

It can sound cliché, but the best recommendation to start writing a research paper, is simply to start writing! As it happens with all papers and manuscripts, procrastination is evil, so making an extra effort to write, will be surely…

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January 10, 2023

Request Your Free Sample: https://www.firstediting.com/editing-services-samples/ --------------------------------- FIRST EDITING — Transforming Writers Into Authors First Editing is the internet's leading company for professional editing services. Since 1994, our writers & editors have created, edited, and proofread overmore than 200,000 documents for…

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January 5, 2023

If you're a university student, you know how important getting the perfect thesis is. Watch this interview, and learn what's the most important part of it. Request Your Free Sample: https://www.firstediting.com/editing-services-samples/ --------------------------------- FIRST EDITING — Transforming Writers Into Authors First…

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January 3, 2023

Writing a methodology section can be tricky, so if you need to learn the best way to write one, this is the interview for you! First Editing is the internet's leading company for professional editing services. Since 1994, our writers…

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December 29, 2022

If you're a looking to learn how to write a literature review, this is the video for you. Watch this interview to learn how to! First Editing is the internet's leading company for professional editing services. Since 1994, our writers…

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December 26, 2022

Although the specific details of a dissertation or thesis will differ from institution to institution, and from discipline to discipline, broadly, there's a sense of uniformity on its definition. Check this video out to learn about hat is a thesis…

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December 15, 2022

One of the things an author should avoid is having unrealistic goals, which can easily lead to disappointment. Watch this interview and see what other things one should avoid when publishing Request Your Free Sample: https://www.firstediting.com/editing-services-samples/ --------------------------------- FIRST EDITING —…

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December 11, 2022

In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they’re going to talk about Show, Don’t Tell. ProWritingAid, which we love and partner with so much because they have a fantastic online platform that helps…

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December 11, 2022

In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they are going to talk about Readability. ProWritingAid is basically a grammar guru and style editor and copy editor and writing mentor all inside this one…

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December 11, 2022

In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they’re going to talk about Clarity. ProWritingAid is an editing Platform and Style Editor and considered Grammar Guru, and they basically mentor you all in one…

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December 8, 2022

If someone is publishing with an independent publisher, are they considered self-published, or an indie author? Watch this interview and see the difference between both. Request Your Free Sample: https://www.firstediting.com/editing-services-samples/ --------------------------------- FIRST EDITING — Transforming Writers Into Authors First Editing…

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December 2, 2022

When you're trying to make a decision on which is the best publishing option for you, you have to be clear on this: Set your goal, set your budget and set a time line. Learn which option is the best…

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November 26, 2022

Authors have more options than ever to get published, but Keith has identified four distinct paths. Learn everything about the 4 Paths To Publishing in this interview. FIRST EDITING — Transforming Writers Into Authors First Editing is the internet's leading…

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November 19, 2022

It doesn't really matter who is listed as the publisher, if the agency you hired, or yourself, the content always belongs to the writer. Have some doubts? Watch this video! FIRST EDITING — Transforming Writers Into Authors First Editing is…

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November 14, 2022

But also the most confusing time. Nowadays, there are so many different paths to get your book published, that it's hard to understand which one is the best for your project. Watch this interview to learn more about becoming an…

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October 22, 2022

If you're looking for a professional editor or proofreader then you've come to the right place. Why do you need professional editing? Why not do it yourself? Because you want to make sure you make the best presentation, you want…

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October 22, 2022

The editing process is critical to make sure your document is prepared and ready to present to your colleagues and your review board. Our Ph.D. editors are going to make sure that you support your statements, and that you have…

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October 22, 2022

Make your story shine! Whether you’ve just completed your next bestseller or your first rough-draft, get professional fiction book editing help you can trust! Get your FREE EDITING SAMPLE here: 👉 https://www.firstediting.com/editing-... Learn more about the different stages of editing.…

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October 22, 2022

Welcome to the scientific research and journal publication division of first editing! We have had over 50,000 authors who we helped over the last 25 years. We give one-on-one personal assistance, we have about an 80% return rate with all…

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May 31, 2022

In this video, we share everything you need to know about “How to choose the best book editor.” After finishing their books or research papers, many authors are unsure about how to revise their work. Do they need editing or…

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November 29, 2021

One of the most difficult parts of becoming a writer is copy editing. But now, it is made easier and efficient with the help of a writing tool.  In this episode, Lisa from ProWritingAid joins JoEllen as they continue with…

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October 21, 2021

In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they’re going to talk about Show, Don’t Tell. ProWritingAid, which we love and partner with so much because they have a fantastic online platform that helps…

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October 17, 2021

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Whenever a character learns new information, they should make a decision or change their course of action. Discover how to use the element "Revelation" in a fiction…

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October 14, 2021

In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they are going to talk about Readability. ProWritingAid is basically a grammar guru and style editor and copy editor and writing mentor all inside this one…

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October 10, 2021

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! To build a series of intense moments and make readers feel they are living the experience, there must be tension in every scene. While conflict is the…

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October 7, 2021

In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they’re going to talk about Clarity. ProWritingAid is an editing Platform and Style Editor and considered Grammar Guru, and they basically mentor you all in one…

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September 12, 2021

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Grabbing the reader’s attention with a great scene hook will keep them reading the story. Evaluate each scene opening and determine if there is an entry hook. …

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September 12, 2021

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Leaving a reader adrift is never a good idea. The start of a new scene means the POV has changed, the setting has changed, or the time…

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August 29, 2021

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! There must always be a reason why any given scene exists in the story. A scene without a purpose will distract the reader from the main story.…

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August 27, 2021

Your editing will be influenced by the demands of your book, where you are in the writing process, and what you want from your editor. To accomplish effectiveness and clarity, you must go through three phases in the editing process.…

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August 22, 2021

Having a scene name will help you determine the purpose of the scene and quickly find scenes you want to work on. Discover how to use the element of Naming a Scene in a fiction story and share how you…

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August 15, 2021

Check each scene and determine if the characters in the scene are in motion. If the characters are not in motion, recommend revising the scene with motion to add depth to the reader experience. Discover how to use the Characters…

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August 8, 2021

Knowing what the Point of View character learns in the scene will help you evaluate the character arc and plot choices. Discover how to use the POV Knowledge Gained of a fiction story and share how you can improve your…

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July 22, 2021

When an editor and author or writer is designing a story, it is best to consider the story arc. The story arc is essential in creating a story, most successfully published books have all followed the story arc.  In this…

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October 21, 2020

It’s impossible to keep track of the emotional arc of a character without knowing how each scene affects that character. As the editor, you’ll check if the scene had a positive or negative impact on the character. Discover how to…

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October 21, 2020

If there is nothing at stake, then the goal is not strong enough and there won't be tension in the scene. Your client may not have thought this deeply about each scene, and you may trigger their imagination by asking…

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October 14, 2020

Linking the goal to the plot will make characters believable. This element enables you to recommend where your client can trim or intensify scenes. Discover how to use the Goal Related to Plot of a fiction story and share how…

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October 14, 2020

We relate the internal goal of the POV character to a character weakness. The weakness will hinder the character and is something they must overcome. Discover how to use the POV Goal Internal of a fiction story and share how…

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October 8, 2020

The POV goal is what the POV character wants during a scene. Goals drive the story forward. If a character doesn't have a goal, then what are they doing? Discover how to use the POV Goal of a fiction story…

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October 8, 2020

The point of view character for a scene is a promise to readers that they will experience that scene from that character's perspective. Your role is to check your client is consistent with POV characters and that they are using…

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October 1, 2020

The love of your characters will keep your readers coming back. This element gives you a quick method to see who is in each scene and evaluate if your client is controlling which characters get page time. Discover how to…

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October 1, 2020

A great fiction story is made up of a collection of great scenes that flow smoothly from one to another.  Discover how to use the 38 Story Elements to create and link great scenes, turning those scenes into a powerful…

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September 25, 2020

Join Kristina Stanley, the founder of Fictionary, who is co-hosting Publishing Power. We discuss the most advanced method of fiction editing when professional editors use AI as a tool. In this podcast, you will: • Learn what a proper story…

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September 11, 2020

Do you know what type of editing your manuscript needs? Know how to identify who is qualified and who you can trust for Copy Editing. Discover the best price and decide where you should start Copy editing that you need.…

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September 11, 2020

Do you know what type of editing your manuscript needs? Know how to identify who is qualified and who you can trust for Line Editing. Discover the best price and decide where you should start line editing that you need.…

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September 2, 2020

Do you want to know what is content editing? You are in for a treat! We are going to go through 10 steps to help you decide what it is you want, what you need, who to hire, who you…

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August 27, 2020

How much editing you need and want is determined by your writing needs and where you are in your editing journey. Learn how to evaluate these factors to choose between copy editing, line editing, and developmental content editing. Lastly, we…

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August 14, 2020

What type of editing do you want? What level of editing do you NEED? Listen to today's quick overview of the different editing services. Get a brief introduction to book editing. Learn so that you can save time and money…

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July 14, 2020

Selling through retail stores is much the same as selling through bookstores. Publishers need a distribution partner, books are sold off the shelf and unsold book are returned for credit. Sale to non0reetail buyers in corporations, associations, military and the…

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July 8, 2020

Do you have too many ideas and tasks but not enough time to put it all into action? Consider the benefits of teaming with an Author Assistant who can help you with marketing, launching, daily tasks, communication, and more. Become…

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July 2, 2020

Learn the 5 Key Step to Activating Your Book! Also, join the 5 Day Writing Challenge that will walk you through how to write a successful social media post and connect with your audience. In this podcast, you will discover…

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June 24, 2020

Attention nonfiction authors and subject matter experts, including books on business leadership, company culture, support for entrepreneurs, project management, corporate responsibility, management, diversity, health, self-help, personal growth, Christian Books! Michael Stickler wants to help every Non fiction authors sell 30-50K…

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June 17, 2020

Graduate writing - PhDs and Masters theses and dissertations - are long projects that adhere to a set of conventions. Usually they include a literature review and a methodology section, sometimes a bit of history or a theoretical framing. While…

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June 11, 2020

Learn the essentials to outlining a successful book by focusing on the essentials and avoiding unnecessary pitfalls. Get insight and guidance from bestselling author Christine Kloser to plan and create your book. In this podcast you will learn how to:…

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June 4, 2020

Discover the power of affiliate marketing to market and sell you book. Magnify your book launch with strong connections that help you promote successfully. In this podcast you will discover how to • Connect as an author with an affiliate…

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May 28, 2020

Teresa discusses the importance of word-of-mouth epidemics when launching and developing Long Game Strategies when writing and publishing your book. Join us as she outlines the most important planning you can do for your book! Having a system in place…

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May 21, 2020

Many authors focus on writing their book and then think they should just launch. They do not take enough time to prepare and build an audience to set them up for success. Even those that do some pre-launch marketing often…

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May 13, 2020

Stevie Award-Winning Book Coach Lisa Tener shares the steps to write a successful book proposal, how many of her clients have gotten 5- and 6-figure book deals, how to think like an agent or publisher, how to avoid top mistakes…

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May 7, 2020

Maybe you've heard that audiobooks are experiencing a lot of growth? Get the stats on what is happening in the market and learn about options for making and distributing your audiobook. In this podcast, you will also learn: The things…

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April 30, 2020

Dan Blank discusses how to focus on your big vision in creating your website and developing your author base. It is all about defining who you are and what you are creating. Take this and communicate it often and in…

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April 22, 2020

Learn what it takes to get booked to speak about your book to create exposure and sales to a targeted audience. This is the perfect and easiest way to create real momentum. Discover how to utilize speaking to get exposure…

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April 16, 2020

How do you get things that you really enjoy turn into a marketing strategy? Marketing is creative and you can find something that maybe you didn’t even think is marketing. In this webinar, you will also learn: Networking as a…

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April 9, 2020

Do you struggle with book marketing? Does it seem like writing your book was easier than promoting it? Do you try to market your book, but don't seem to get results? If you answered yes to any of these questions,…

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April 8, 2020

Selling your book to others begins with authoritative personal branding. We're going to show you how to connect with potential buyers and fans who can't wait to read your book and follow your journey along the way using the most…

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April 2, 2020

There's a point in our lives where we're lost and we don't know what we're doing with our lives anymore! All you want to do is quit your job and do your passion!  This podcast talks about how Sacha became…

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March 26, 2020

Is your Amazon book page helping to sell your book or discouraging potential readers from buying? Your Amazon book page can make or break a sale. Yet so few authors pay attention to it - beyond uploading their book, most…

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March 19, 2020

Writing a memoir can seem overwhelming. The key is knowing how to outline your memoir to give it the structure of a best-selling novel and the heart only you can provide. Many bestselling memoirs are written by the already-famous: Actors,…

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March 12, 2020

Wondering why your book isn't on the shelves of the major bookstore chains? Always dream to get into airport stores or a major chain? Amy Collins tells you how it all works. Get a real life look at the honest…

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March 3, 2020

Learn how editing is advancing and evolving with the use of artificial intelligence and online tools, apps, and browser extensions. Also, discover how you can use this technology and successfully publish your book with the expert help of professional editors.…

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February 27, 2020

Get step-by-step insight into how the small details can create a best-selling book. Launch your success with proven tips. In this podcast you will learn from book marketing expert Dave Chesson the importance of planning and implementing a solid plan…

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February 20, 2020

Discover Kobo Writing Life and publish your book internationally in four easy steps! This self-publishing platform with no aggregator fees provides fantastic opportunities and tools so you can launch successfully.  In this Publishing-Power podcast you will learn:  3 Key Features…

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February 14, 2020

Learn how Joanna Penn transitioned from her corporate day job to a multi-six-figure author entrepreneur. After deciding that she wanted to be a full-time author, she downsized, planned, and created her new career as a bestselling author. So listen in…

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January 30, 2020

Every day there are hundreds of opportunities to talk about your book. When the chance finally arrives to promote your book be sure you are prepared to capture their attention and get the audience asking for more. In this episode,…

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January 23, 2020

Imagine getting your book into the hands of a captive, upscale audience. The Bedside Reading Program places authors' books into prestigious hotels so that you can achieve top exposure. This is a fantastic new opportunity! Learn how this helps your…

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January 17, 2020

After listening to this podcast, you’ll understand what story editing is and why it’s important to you. You'll be given the basis for ensuring your story is well-told, well-paced, and highly effective. You’ll learn when it’s the right time to…

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January 10, 2020

She Writes University, Fictionary and ProWritingAid have partnered to create a 4-course series that covers story editing, copy editing, indie publishing options and how to prepare your book for the market. Any author at any stage in their career can…

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December 26, 2019

If you want to get a publishing deal and more readers, you’ve got to know what publishers (and readers) buy and how to make your book stand out from the pack. Randy will tell you exactly what you need to…

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December 23, 2019

Bridget Marmion, a veteran marketing director, who spent decades at FSG, Random House, Houghton Mifflin and also worked with self-published authors, shares the top tips she wishes every writer knew, whether your genre is fiction or non-fiction. Title, format, price,…

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December 20, 2019

Have an idea for a book, but not sure what it takes to get your manuscript to the marketplace. Keith Ogorek shares 7 key things you can do to assure you become a published author. Research says about 200 million…

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December 18, 2019

Get ready and find out how to launch your book to five-star reviews with beta readers, a high-converting website, and ownership of your book data in this podcast. Carla King hosts the Author Friendly podcast and runs the self-publishing and…

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December 16, 2019

Have you always love the idea of becoming a successful author? Maybe you have a book in your head, or you already have one written, but you’re just not sure what it takes to go all the way. Join three-time…

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December 12, 2019

This is THE podcast that helps authors like you to Write-Edit-Publish-Launch! My editing team has helped over 35,000 authors so I feel confident that I know someone who can share some valuable insight that can help you too! In this…

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