ideas for authors

Making Your Book Stand Out From Competition

Ever wonder why some books sell more copies and make the best seller lists while others seem to flop. Often it is not the talent of the author that makes the difference. Certainly that is a major factor. However, in many instances it is a combination of factors, starting with the sheer volume of books published each year. One report …

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Communicate Effectively to Your Nonfiction Readers

One key to successfully writing nonfiction is to provide timely, accurate and, in some cases, detailed information on your topic, written in a reader-friendly format. For the latter point, find your own writers voice (what and how you will deliver your message) by deciding things, such as, (1) Your purpose for choosing the topic and writing about it, (2) What you …

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Reducing the Cost of Book Self Publishing – Part II

As I mentioned in my previous article on this topic, one question that I often get from new authors and writers is “How much does writing and publishing a book cost?” The answer is that “it varies.” One thing that I strongly recommend is that you never pay for something you can get otherwise. Most people have knowledge and skills …

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Strategies for Developing Residual Income as an Author

I figured out years ago that developing a residual stream of extra money coming in each year is a smart approach. In today’s economy and changing world, you cannot depend on others to take care of you and your family. You need multiple strategies to provide income and security. That is where writing comes in as a way to create …

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) Annual Conference

Authors and self-publishers have a valuable resource in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (formerly Florida Publishers Association).  FAPA is focused on providing its members and the general public with educational opportunities to learn about the publishing industry, including editing, book design, printing, print-on- demand, e-publishing, distribution, book marketing and promotion, and the steps necessary to become a self-published author and/or small independent publisher. On …

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Residual and Passive Income for Authors

Residual and passive income sources are crucial for any author who desires to enhance their revenue generating potential and retire comfortably. I figured out years ago that developing a residual stream of extra money coming in each year is a smart approach. In today’s economy and changing world, you cannot depend on others to take care of you and your …

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Writing Strategies of Successful Authors

How to be a successful author is a difficult question to answer. Each writer has a message that she or he wants to communicate to readers. He or she must find his or her own unique approach to sharing ideas, stories, and information with readers in a manner that captures and holds attention. This is sometimes referred to as the …

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