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Opinion: How Industry Changes Are Affecting Self-publishing Authors and Author Services – A Case Study

An experienced publishing consultant and service provider in Australia, Dixie Carlton, considers the changing nature of publishing services for indie authors and predicts the rise of a new coaching-based service that puts the author firmly in control

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Inspiration for Your New Year’s Writing Projects

Sometimes, when indie authors are sharing their experiences about producing and marketing their self-published books, and comparing notes about sales figures, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the most important part of the process that surely is the most defining characteristic of any decent writer: a love of writing. That’s why […]

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Opinion: The Core Problem with Self-Publishing is Quality Assurance

From Australia, Tahlia Newland, author, editor and founder of Awesome Indies Books, shines her spotlight on what she considers to be the biggest bugbear in self-publishing:  quality. Self-publishing well isn’t easy, and selling your book is a major challenge, but there’s plenty of assistance around to help you solve both of these problems, at least […]

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Writing: What’s the Difference Between Critiquing and Manuscript Assessment?

What kind of feedback should you seek prior to publishing your manuscript? Kelly Hart, Australian founder of Better Scribe and author of  Better Critiquing for Better Writing Skills, explains the difference between two popular processes: getting a critique and having your manuscript professionally assessed. The main difference that writers know of between critiquing and professional […]

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