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Bigger is not always better; better is better

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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Publishing a Book to Grow Your Business

Looking for a new approach to grow your business? If so, have you ever considered publishing a book? Most people assume that it takes a special kind of person to publish a book—that you must be a passionate writer who stays up at night dreaming about plot twists, character motivations, arcs, etc. But what about publishing a book…

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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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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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