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Words You May Never Hear Again

Words You May Never Hear Again

Within the last 30 or so years, technology has increased in scope and power, but language is scurrying to catch up. As we’re developing new words and phrases to describe evolving technology, let’s take a look at some analog terms that may soon become obsolete.
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Three Big Guidelines for Book Integrity

Three Big Guidelines for Book Integrity

Ingram just announced that they will be reviewing their catalog to ensure that books are compliant with their catalog integrity guidelines.
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Heteronyms

Heteronyms

Have you ever heard of “heteronyms”? They’re words that are spelled the same, but pronounced differently.
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Looking for Literary Awards?

Looking for Literary Awards?

Just written a prize-winning novel, poetry collection, memoir, or YA? Want to enter a literary contest? Well, there are plenty of choices from national to local. Here’s how to start searching.
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Three More Book Marketing Ideas

Three More Book Marketing Ideas

We were talking about indie book marketing the other day, Nancy and I. The subject crops up every few days in our business.
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What is a Flat Adverb?

What is a Flat Adverb?

What Is a Flat Adverb and When Do You Use It?
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Saturday Will be a Busy and Productive Day at FAPAcon2021

Saturday Will be a Busy and Productive Day at FAPAcon2021

Saturday will be a busy and productive day at FAPAcon2021. Saturday kicks off with the Welcome from FAPA president Pat Sanford followed by award-winning author Eddie Price at 8:45 am.
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BookExpo2022 is Scheduled to January 30, 2022

BookExpo2022 is Scheduled to January 30, 2022

The last live and in-person BookExpo was in January 2020 led by Villages writer and management guru Jack Hayes. The 2021 edition was cancelled in the midst of Covid-19, lack of vaccines, widespread fear and rising cabin fever. Now, postpandemic (we hope!) the BookExpo is on again and scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 2022 at…
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15 Clichés To Avoid With a Ten Foot Pole

15 Clichés To Avoid With a Ten Foot Pole

Trite, hackneyed, tired — there are plenty of words to describe an overuse of clichés in your writing or speech. While they can be an easy way to express yourself, more often than not they’re a crutch, a sign of linguistic laziness.
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Steve Berry, Keynote Speaker

Steve Berry, Keynote Speaker

FAPAcon2021 for Florida authors and publishers on July 30 & 31, 2021, at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida. (Special conference rates for attendees. Check with the hotel for more information at (407) 827-2727.Reserve your FAPAcon2021 hotel room NOW. https://book.passkey.com/event/50146848/owner/1461794/homeSpecial conference rates in effect.You won’t want to miss bestselling author Steve Berry,…
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Social Media Workshops for Beginners and Advanced Users

Social Media Workshops for Beginners and Advanced Users

Some people find social media a huge, complicated, mystery. Others have mastered the basics and want to know more and get more out of it. Two FAPAcom2021 Friday 4:00 pm workshops will cater to both groups.
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Either/Or and Neither/Nor

Either/Or and Neither/Nor

The English language is home to plenty of similar words and phrases. Desert and dessert. Stationery and stationary. Principle and principal. Word pairings like “either/or” and “neither/nor” sound like they could be interchangeable, but are they?
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Two FAPAcon Workshops to Help Monitize (Sell) More Books

Two FAPAcon Workshops to Help Monitize (Sell) More Books

Two FAPA Workshops on how to sell more books. Presentations by Tieshena Davis and Brian Jud.
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Commas, Parentheses, and Em Dashes

Commas, Parentheses, and Em Dashes

Short sentences are great. They’re generally easier to read. However, sometimes a side comment is needed to drive a point home — you know what we mean?
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FAPAcon2021 Informative Sessions for Authors and Publishers

FAPAcon2021 Informative Sessions for Authors and Publishers

Decisions! Decisions! FAPAcon2021 attendees will have to make decisions at the Friday afternoon sessions. There are six 75-minute sessions: two at 1:00 pm, two at 2:30 pm, and the final two at 4:00 pm.
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15 Americanisms You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

15 Americanisms You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

If you threw a party with guests from Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Jamaica, and the United States, they might have a hard time understanding each other. English is spoken in all five countries, but every culture puts its own spin on things.
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FAPAcon 2021 is coming July 30-31

FAPAcon 2021 is coming July 30-31

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association will be hosting their annual conference for authors and publishers, FAPAcon2021, on July 30 and 32 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, located near Disney Springs.
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These Words Were Invented by Mistake

These Words Were Invented by Mistake

English is notorious for adopting words from other languages, leading to plenty of mistranslations or miscommunications. Rather than acknowledging the mistake, English speakers tend to double down and embrace the it, creating new words all on their own. Below are nine such words that were invented by mistake.
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Some Reviews Come From Far Away

Some Reviews Come From Far Away

Getting a solid review of your book can be elusive, but author Manijeh Badiozamani not only got a review, it came from IBNA—the Iranian Book News Agency.
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What Are Mass Nouns?

What Are Mass Nouns?

A noun isn’t always a simple thing — it’s not just people, places, and things. There are proper nouns, common nouns, concrete nouns, and abstract nouns. Add to that, there are also mass nouns and count nouns.
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