A Love Of Print Books Is In Our Human Nature

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In this increasingly disillusioned and greedy world in which we live it seems to be the most important aspects of our society and of our human nature that suffer. I consider the world of physical books to be a sacred and essential part of our humanity and yet many regard this domain as out-dated and in danger of becoming extinct. But I’m sure that will never happen…will it? … [Read more...]

The Write-Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing

Never face a blank page again!With unique daily prompts and stimulating pages, you'll be able to easily incorporate writing into your life, and you'll never have to face another wordless day. The Write-Brain Workbook is the first of its kind–an easy, fun, and playful way to exercise your creative writing muscles each day. Eliminate the dreaded emptiness of the blank … [Read more...]

Using Humor to Get Publicity

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A PR agent, a rabbi and a minister go into a bar… That could be the start of a joke, but it is the start of this article on when and how to use humor in your publicity. There is a time and a place for just about anything and humor can be a good tool to get attention from reporters and prospects. You can put a pun in a headline on a press release, an article or a blog … [Read more...]

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book

Bottom line: You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career. Best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier show you how to make your own success—whether you’re a published author, entrepreneur, corporation, professional, or absolute newcomer to writing. In this expanded and completely revised 5th … [Read more...]

How to Measure the Effect of Press Releases

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All people and all companies who want to see their names in print come to the realization that there’s more to publicity than seeing your face in the newspaper. Getting publicity is great for your ego, but what about the ROI of publicity? After all, there is no such thing as free publicity. You have to spend time and or money to get publicity – and that expense has to be … [Read more...]

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Building Relationships with Reporters

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When you pitch a reporter with your great story idea, remember that reporters aren’t looking to find a new best friend. Reporters are looking for experts and sources who can give them information they need to write their stories. Too many PR people try to become reporters’ friends by asking about their weekend activities, their families and the like. Stop. They don’t want a … [Read more...]

250 Things You Should Know About Writing

“Chuck Wendig hammers out writing and career advice that's always brave, profane, creative, clever, and honest. And don't forget hilarious. You'll never laugh so hard learning so much." – Matt Forbeck, game designer and author of AMORTALS and VEGAS KNIGHTS (Angry Robot). “You walk into this book a quivering neophyte crusted with writer fantasies and walk away a seasoned word … [Read more...]

How I Raised Over $35k in 30-Days To Write My Book (Crowdfunding Tips & Tricks)

Jim Kukral is a multi-published author who abandoned the big publishing houses to become a successful self-publisher. In this book he explains how you can make your book profitable even before it is written. You don't need an agent or a publisher to make your new book a success. You can use the power of the crowd to pre-fund your book and create your own virtual signing … [Read more...]