Sales Page in a Non-fiction Book

You have a very good opportunity at the end of your non-fiction book to include a sales page of some kind. “A sales page?!” I hear you shout.  “How dare you!  I can’t force sales on my reader!  What a terrible thought! I am a decent person!  I am a writer!” Before you hang me…

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What Is an Imprint

As my business has changed and I have had time away from doing and more time being, I have found time to reflect on whether to grow bigger or to focus more on being the best at what we do. This month on the blog I’ve been musing on the meaning of success…

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The National Library of Australia in Canberra houses a collection of 10 million items.

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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Lisa Fitzpatrick

An Epic Cure for Writer’s Block

In writing her book Healing the Heart of Your Business, Lisa Fitzpatrick has had to push through a serious bout of writer’s block, a chronic case of not good enough and recurring rounds of it’s impossible to finish. Yes, like many of life’s challenges, in writing we are often our own worst enemy. And yet she did it…

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