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A WORLD AT PEACE: Is That What You Really Want?

Posted on 08 April 2019

I recently published two very different stories. One is, as my publisher described it, “a dystopic/eutopic fairy tale”. The other is, again in the words of my publisher, “part psychological thriller, part ghost story.” This second story dealt with dark themes. My publisher loved it. The first, Lucy, is a story about a tween-age girl, ten-year-old Lucy, who es ...

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Canadian Publisher Promotes Independent Authors At U.S. Book Fairs

Posted on 08 April 2019

As a self-published Canadian author, you may think that you will sell enough books by marketing them by yourself online. And while this may certainly be the case, it might not necessarily work out for you in the long run. This is because although you can certainly sell a certain amount of books online, only selling less than twenty books doesn’t make for a good living. You may even sell a g ...

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Ottawa Publisher Markets Canadian Authors At U.S. Book Fairs

Posted on 24 March 2019

Prominent U.S. book fairs are the places where an author from Ottawa can make contact with the book-buying public - and get discovered by an audience who didn’t even know theyexisted. That being said, let’s backtrack a bit and look at what it takes to self-publish in the first place: First and foremost, you have to finish your manuscript, format it correctly, and then print it through ...

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Ebooks: Start Your Career As A Writer Here

Posted on 07 March 2019

There are several reasons why you should start your writing career with ebooks. But writing ebooks is not necessarily about making money right away. Writing ebooks is more about learning how to write in the real world and completing a writing project that is available for sale in a very competitive marketplace. As a writer, you may have a few unfinished pieces of work sitting around on you ...

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Four Secrets To Self-Publishing Novels That No One Shares

Posted on 05 March 2019

Successful novelists who self-publish have a lot of encouragement to give to other authors who haven’t made it yet. But there isn’t a ready-made formula they can give you to help you succeed when you are writing your first novel. This is because as creative people, novelists who sell a lot of books may not even know how they made it themselves. But they did do one thing right: they h ...

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Social Media: The Three Secrets To Self-Publishing Sales

Posted on 04 March 2019

Social media is the first place people turn to when they want to market their self-published book. And like it or not, as a writer, there is no way to get around it. Even if you have a publisher, they will demand that you get on various social media platforms to promote your new work. This can include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and any other social media platforms that are popul ...

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Canadian author Liliana Hoton Releases Inspirational Children’s Book: Little Cricky

Posted on 01 March 2019

Canadian author Liliana Hoton has released a book that is bound to warm the hearts of every child out there. Titled Little Cricky, the book highlights the inspirational tale of a cricket’s journey in search of a precious item, very dear to his heart and soul. Originally written in Romanian by Domnita Georgescu-Moldoveanu, the book is a heart-warming story that incorporates several ...

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Amazon Facilitates Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist Materials

Posted on 27 February 2019

A questionable amount of racist, neo-Nazi and white supremacist publications have been found available for sale on Amazon. Interestingly, these materials are only available in certain areas of the business, while they are banned or regulated in others. For instance, a t-shirt having a racist inscription might be difficult to sell on the site, but a book containing even more racist thoughts an ...

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Why Self-Publishing in Ottawa is Better than Amazon’s KDP

Posted on 22 February 2019

We live in a modern age where almost everything can be done digitally and this includes publishing. Technology has made it possible for independent authors to publish and sell on digital platforms such as Amazon’s KDP formerly more known as CreateSpace.  Amazon’s service has a lot of authors who reportedly earn less than $100 per year on the average, and are mostly dissatisfied with ...

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Authors Choose Agora Books over Amazon KDP for Better Human Interaction

Posted on 13 February 2019

Since the dawn of the digital age, technology has opened up new possibilities changing the way businesses communicate with their customers. However, for aspiring authors, getting a highly successful self-published book can be quite a difficult task. With similar publishing services such as Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) beginning to adopt a more digital experience for customer inter ...