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Library Lending Rights

GET PAID TO HAVE YOUR BOOK IN THE LIBRARY Did you know that the Australian library system can pay you a small ‘royalty’ for books held in a library? As libraries make each copy of your book available to many readers without charge, you miss out on selling those extra books.  So the Lending Rights…

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Newsflash for Australian authors

Yes, this is an Ozpecific post. I’ve invented a word specifically for Aussies! Did you know that the Cataloguing in Publication service (CiP) has been changed? It’s now called the Prepublication Data Service (PDS). As well as the exciting reduction in keystrokes to type the words, the big change for authors is that the application…

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8 tips for writing a cookbook

8 Tips For Writing a Cookbook

A recipe book is deceptive. It looks so simple: you put together all the recipes you’ve created, add a cover with a delicious photo, and voila! Move over Nigela Lawson! Yes, it’s undeniable that recipe books take less to put together than some other genres, but they still need structure, consistency, and pace. To achieve this,…

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What to expect from a book coach

What To Expect from a Book Coach

Some of the best books in the world are there, pretty much fully formed, inside the author’s head. And there they stay, keeping you up at night while you think of more fabulous ways to explain your concept, rewriting it all inside your head. At some point though, you realise that it’s been rather a…

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Inside your introduction

Inside your introduction

The introduction may appear at the start of your book, but don’t get caught up trying to perfect it before you write the rest of the manuscript. Many new authors are surprised and relieved to find that it’s usually the last chapter to be finalised! Trying to write the introduction before you start the book…

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