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Hybrid publishing report UK

Is Hybrid Publishing Profiteering? See what a UK report says

The Writers Guild of Great Britain and ASA recently surveyed 204 UK writers who were independently published. Findings made for sober reading. For instance, 59% of authors were not satisfied that their paid hybrid publisher did enough to get sales or interest in their book.  And monetary losses were heavy; 94% of authors surveyed lost money on hybrid / paid for publishing contracts. (Around half of respondents chose this publishing type). There was a median loss of £1841 each, although there was a broad range. It would be extremely interesting to…
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News in Publishing and Book Writing

I found an interesting website for writers looking to publish with a true publisher or go in literary competitions, one that will save you ‘bags of time’. It is called DuoTrope and is free to join, with small tips for submitting to the publishers. I recommend it because the listings are all updated; they’re sifting through the wheat and chaff for you. Their book submission manager helps authors keep track of submissions, and that’s called Duosuma. When I was doing the Rabbit Hole Challenge writing day, I made a donation…
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Author-First marketing

Author-First Book Marketing: First 4 Tips

Having a foundation in online book marketing makes a difference to any author’s ability to succeed in the market. With an Author-first approach, it’s making sure you and your brand goes out into the world. Many of you will have a coaching, consulting or a particular business in the background and with this approach, it’s going to have the most effect. The first three times I published, I had zero brand and no real connection to ‘me’.  The next time I published, I went hard on research and achieved some…
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Creating Abundance, Stepping into your True Self

Readers, I have had a revelation. Though I’m not one to sit around a circle, chanting and raising karmic vibrations, I have been growing through a course called ‘Energetics of Money’. I believe my revelation applies to all, which is… Your success rests not on a sole focus on revenue and reward, as those adverts would have you believe, but on increasing your exchange of value and raising your personal energy/vibration to positive and generous levels. An example of the profound results of this inner work comes from one of…
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Attracting new buyers

Attracting New Buyers, Despite the Odds

What a set of terrible circumstances East Coast Aussies have had! Floods in Brisbane & Lismore & more… plus other challenges, like long wait-times on calls… Some have endured the odds of the past two years and continue to do so. Well, let’s remember how fortunate we are. Even the people who had their house flooded said, “Well, it could have been a lot worse, the next-door neighbours need more help”. But this piece is about attracting new buyers and the blockages to that, so let’s get on with it.…
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5 Ways to Use Videos to Promote Books

5 Ways to use Videos to Promote your Books

Book promotions can be daunting. It’s an area that the authors generally avoid because they don’t know what to expect – or how to do it. Well, most newer authors might say that writing a book is way easier than promoting it. Enter videos, and the whole idea of promoting a book changes. Videos are one of the most impactful things authors can do to promote their books. Why? Because interesting videos outperform other traditional forms of book marketing. They…
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Starting a Blog from Scratch

If you want to know how to start a blog from scratch and build up so your books and authorship can become well-known, then start with your strategic plan. It will help a lot over the coming months and years. Here are some lessons I learned, along with some thought leaders’ lessons, like Ali Abdaal, who is more on the YouTube side of things.
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