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A Manuscript Gathers its Wings

Posted by Kerry McDuling (Publicious Book Publishing) on 4 July 2016

It would be rather fascinating to know exactly how many unfinished books there are around the World, hiding away in a computer file; all those words just waiting to be published and, of course, read!  These manuscripts have not yet made the journey to an affordable book publishing service, as they still waiting patiently in their infancy, for one reason or another. I have no doubt that there would be manuscripts in all forms of incompletion. There will be those that contain nothing more than a few paragraphs, passionately and carefully written one inspiring day. There will be those that actually have very many words and chapters, but no proper structure mainly scattered thoughts and ideas, all fighting for their place in a well structured book. Then, finally, there are those that indeed are complete. These manuscripts may or may not yet have been through a professional or informal process of Manuscript assessments/copy editing/proofreading. However, they are most certai...
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NURTURING YOUR FAN BASE THROUGH BLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Posted by Kerry McDuling (Publicious Book Publishing) on 31 May 2016

Every successful musician has a committed fan base, and this is exactly where he/she immediately goes to sell his music! It is really no different for any aspiring author committed to making a career from Global Book and Ebook Distribution. What kind of difference would it make if you, an author, had a ready-made committed audience who trust you, follow your every move, and are eager to buy from you?  Well, for one thing, as soon as your latest book is launched, all you would need to do is send an email to your "fan club," and you will be more or less guaranteed to collect a healthy number of pre-orders for your book.  Effectively, this fan club are exactly what keep high profile authors (and musicians) so successful. Unless you are some sort of super-human who doesn't require sleep, it's likely that there is always going to be some down time "between drinks". In other words, your books are not very likely to follow one another in v...
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BE SERIOUS ABOUT BEING AN AUTHOR

Posted by Kerry McDuling (Publicious Book Publishing) on 28 April 2016
  Gone are the days when only the 'real authors' published books. Anyone other than established authors and University professors could only really be fans and consumers of books.  Back then, most of us knew of someone who had diligently spent a good few years writing (and then editing) their very special book, only to receive dozens of rejection letters from traditional publishers.  Nowadays, of course, seemingly everyone is either already an author or has a "book inside them" and as a result, there are a great deal of very average books stacked up in garages around the world, never having seen the light of day. This is a shame. Just because we now have access to an affordable book publishing service, doesn't mean that we should all gather various paragraphs of writing stored in folders on our laptops, haphazardly put them together and then send it off to a self publisher, and denying the opportunities for Print On Demand and Ebook di...
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HOW TO DECIDE WHETHER TO APPOINT A GHOSTWRITER

Posted by Kerry McDuling on 19 April 2016

A common myth is that only writers or authors can produce a book. In other words, if you are a respected scientist and decide to publish a book about a ground-breaking concept that you have discovered, it is not possible unless you also happen to be a great writer. However, like any other skill, some people are adept at writing and others are better off "sticking to their day job." And then, of course, writing it is just the beginning. Everything else that is required just adds to the overwhelm; including creating unique book cover designs, how to go about book typesetting, and finally, of course, sourcing affordable book publishing. So what does this mean for all the other respected professionals, and indeed anyone with an interesting story to tell? Do they then just miss out on the opportunity to publish a book? Maybe you actually can do a half decent job at writing: You may have already published a couple of books that have been well received in their cate...
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