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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

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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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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How to Handle ‘Track Changes’ Edits

How to Handle ‘Track Changes’ Edits from Your Editor – for the non-techy author

When your Word document arrives back from the editor (that’s me) covered in Track Changes marks, and you’ve recovered from the delight/shock/overwhelm of all the changes and suggestions, the next step is to review the changes and work out what you want to keep. This extremely brief and non-comprehensive starter’s guide might help you avoid some of…

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