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Tidy Up Your Writing
Tidy Up Your Writing
by Jillian Manning / February 2019

6 Marie-Kondo-Worthy Tips

If you've read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up or watched Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you may know a little bit about the KonMari method, which aims to “Tidy your space, transfo …   read more

Final Entry Deadline for 2019 IPPY Awards Fast Approaching
Final Entry Deadline for 2019 IPPY Awards Fast Approaching

Contest Celebrates 23 Years of Awarding and Recognizing Indie Books

The final entry deadline for the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards is just two weeks away – February 23, 2019. Known in the industry by its nickname the 'IPPYs,' the contest is the largest …   read more

What is Happening with Amazon Buy Box?
What is Happening with Amazon Buy Box?
by Erica Meltzer / January 2019

No one is at the controls.

Editors Note: In this piece, Erica Meltzer, founder of the popular test prep series The Critical Reader, examines how the changes to Amazon's 'buy box' policy have changed the distribut …   read more

Six Things I Learned From 50 Years of Book Writing
Six Things I Learned From 50 Years of Book Writing
by Jerry Apps / February 2019

I've learned many things from my years as a writer, the last 25 of those years writing full-time. But these six quickly come to mind:1. The Value of a Writing ApprenticeshipIn 1957, as part of my work …   read more

5 New Things I've Learned In Publishing
5 New Things I've Learned In Publishing
by JoAnn Locktov, Bella Figura Publications / February 2019

With photography from my new book

One would think after publishing two books in a series, I would have it all figured out. Not quite. With the third book in the “Dream of Venice” trilogy I went in an entirely new direction …   read more