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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

Help Your Book Become a Bestseller
Help Your Book Become a Bestseller
by Amy B. Scher / March 2019

3 Simple Ideas That Work

You did it! You sold your book. Now what? I knew almost nothing about publishing when I got my first book deal. But that book has now sold over 30,000 copies and is translated into ten languages. With …   read more

The Art of Criticism
The Art of Criticism
By Jillian Manning / April 2019

How to Critique a Manuscript

Writing is often a solitary pursuit, done in the wee hours of the morning or night, lit only by the screen of your laptop. It's a labor of love that eventually produces a manuscript and eventually req …   read more

Announcing the Results of the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Announcing the Results of the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 23rd annual, 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. The quality of this year's entries was …   read more