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How Are Book Royalties Calculated? royalties May 26, 2021

A book royalty is simply the money you earn from the sale of your published book. As a self-published author, you are given a royalty rate based on the platform you use.

Here’s how it works:

  • When someone buys your book, you’ll earn a portion of the sales price.
  • The bookseller...
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What Are the Best Computers for Writing a Book? computers May 19, 2021

You know when you have the right tool, getting the job done is much easier. The same applies to writing.  That’s why I created this list of the top computers, keyboards, and word processing programs for writers.

Fortunately, you can get by with a few basic items to write your book....

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How To Publish Your Book on a Budget budget May 10, 2021

Someone recently asked me, “Is $10,000 enough money to get my book published?”

My response? “You don’t need that much!”

“How about $5,000?”

“That might still be too much!”

“How much do I need?”

When I published my first book, I had...

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Top 7 Places to Publish Your Book publishing platforms May 03, 2021

Deciding where to self-publish your book shouldn’t be difficult. There are dozens of platforms to choose from, but in my opinion, there is one clear winner. However, I don’t suggest you stop with one. It’s typically best to publish in multiple places to reach as many readers as...

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Writer’s Block: 5 Ways to Overcome It writers block Apr 28, 2021

“Why can’t I write?” As writers, that’s a common question we ask ourselves.

We want to write, but sometimes the words just don’t come. Good news: curing writer’s block is as easy as diagnosing the cause and applying the right treatment. 

Like any ailment,...

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Author Interview: Sean C. Wright, Skoll's Diary author interviews Apr 23, 2021

This week, the spotlight is on Sean C. Wright, indie author of the Skoll's Diary, Honey Riley, A Gathering of Butterflies, and more. Sean has written and self-published a wide variety of books about the human condition across several different genres.

Rich: Welcome Sean. Where did your love...

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How Can Other People Help You Finish Your Book? writers groups Apr 22, 2021

Writing a book can be a lonely endeavor. You’ll likely spend hundreds of hours by yourself putting your ideas into words. At times, you might lose momentum and become discouraged. Getting support from others can be the difference between stalling out and finishing strong on your journey to...

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How to Choose the Best Topic for Your First Book book topics and genres Apr 21, 2021

What should I write about? Do you struggle with answering this question? You’re not alone. Many writers know they want to become published authors but have difficulty choosing the topic for their first book. I’m going to share with you how to find your topic, how to pick a genre, and...

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Author Interview: Laurie Goyen, River through My Heart author interviews Apr 15, 2021

This week, it's my pleasure to introduce you to Laurie Goyen. Her memoir, River through My Heart, delivers an emotional journey through her experiences of love, loss, anxiety, joy, and spirituality. Here's my interview with her about her self-publishing story.

Rich: Welcome Laurie. Can...

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What's the Best Way to Publish Your Book? publishing methods Apr 14, 2021

Are you struggling to decide how to publish your masterpiece? There are so many options that it can be overwhelming. I’ve been there, and in this article, I’ll share my perspective from personal experiences and extensive research.

After trying a variety of publishing paths, I’ve...

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Author Interview: Jennifer Evans, Touching MS author interviews Apr 07, 2021

This week, I’m sharing my interview with Jennifer Evans, a rock star copywriter and editor who loves crafting stories. In her self-published book, Touching MS: Poetic Expressions, she shares a collection of poetry she accumulated in collaboration with patients who have multiple...

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7 Book Writing Motivations & Obstacles writing motivations Apr 07, 2021

What’s your reason for writing a book? When someone sets out to write their first book, they typically don't finish the task because they lack the motivation to keep going when the writing process gets tough.

How many potential authors drop out before completing their first book?...

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5 Mistakes Most First-Time Authors Make writing mistakes Mar 31, 2021

Why do so many writers fail to publish their first book? They make these five big mistakes on the road to becoming published authors. If you know about these and you take steps to prevent them, your chances of getting your book to market will skyrocket.

I wish I’d known what I’m about...

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