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Building Character(s)

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Creating compelling characters for your manuscript can be a daunting task. In order to retain your reader’s interest, you must craft interesting, full-bodied characters. New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Grissom (The Kitchen House, Glory Over Everything) emphatically believes that her characters make themselves known to her, and they “tell” her what to write about them. All writers are not that fortunate, so when creating the essential people in your work, think about the …

You’ve Written The Great American Novel: What is the Next Step? Traditional or E-publishing?

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It’s complete! Your blood, sweat and tears have gone into every word, your characters are like children to you, and your manuscript has been double- and triple-checked – hundreds of drafts reworked and rewritten several times. Now you are ready. So, what is the next step? The manuscript you’ve dream about, had nightmares about, and has (at times) been closer to your heart than family, is ready to be seen by the world. Many authors have the perception that e-publishing isn’t “real”; …

Why the Length of Your eBook Matters

Why the Length of Your Ebook Matters

Length matters! How many pages should your eBook be? There is no simple answer. There are various perspectives in which to view the question. How long does it take to capture and keep your reader’s attention? One could argue that it depends upon the genre. Readers of fiction wish to identify with the characters, so if that doesn’t occur within the first few chapters, it won’t matter how powerful and compelling your book may be. Studies conducted by Jellybooks conclude that the …

Writer’s Block: How to Manage It if you Can’t Conquer It

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Writer’s Block - When, not If Whether you are a new blogger or an established author, odds are high that you will face writer’s block at some stage in your process. When this happens, don’t beat yourself up. You are in excellent company. Acclaimed authors, such as Dan Brown and Maya Angelou, have suffered from the occasional block. Here are some ways to cope: Nibble on Some Brain Food Quinoa, trail mix, pistachios, almonds, raisins, blueberries, sunflower seeds, kale - whatever is …

eBooks2go and LawTech Join in an eBook Partnership

eBooks2go and LawTech Joins in a eBook Partnership

Schaumburg, IL- eBooks2go, a global eBook publisher, and LawTech Publishing Group, a publisher of criminal justice law enforcement field reference guides and textbooks, entered into a partnership on June 2015 to bring all of LawTech’s publications into the digital age. Both companies look forward to the partnership, and are eager to see the bright future ahead. Expect all of LawTech’s textbooks and publications to be on all major online retailers by August 2015. eBooks2go will be converting …

How eBook Pricing Affects eBooks Sales on Amazon

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Over the past several months, some of the largest publishers in the world, such as Hachette, Harper Collins, and Simon & Schuster struck a distribution deal with Amazon so that they can set the eBook prices for their books to avoid the discounts Amazon sets on online products. In the past, publishers usually sold their books wholesale to Amazon, but Amazon sold these books at a discounted price, taking a hit from eBook sales revenue, to encourage consumers to buy kindles. Publishers are now …

Amazon Kindle’s New Payment Plan

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Recently, Amazon has change their royalty payment plan for their Kindle Direct authors by changing how to calculate author reimbursements. Amazon’s old royalty payments were based on book rentals by Amazon subscribers while the new system is on a pages-read basis. What does this mean? Authors will only get paid if an Amazon subscriber downloads the book and actually reads the content within the ebook. The reader has to spend a pre-calculated amount of time on the page to have it deemed as …

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