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Truth is What Divides Our Country

Truth is What Divides Our Country

Truth is what divides our country. Carl is the author of three books, one non-fiction and two political thrillers. All are based on his real life experience in law enforcement.  Read what he has to say about his inspiration and choice of subjects.
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Amazon Reviews

Amazon Reviews

Many of our readers wonder why their Amazon reviews were never posted.  Amazon has very strict rules governing their reviews.
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How I Write

How I Write

Our guest today is Marsha Shearer. Many of you may know her already. She is the author of two political books. Here she tells us how they came about.
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What Happened to Cursive Writing?

What Happened to Cursive Writing?

History of cursive writing. Good penmanship was long considered a status symbol, in that it meant one had the wealth, privilege, and time to access education. The ancient Romans borrowed aspects of the Etruscan alphabet to create one of the earliest forms of written script for transactions and correspondence.
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My Publishing Journey

My Publishing Journey

My Publishing Journey by Manijeh Badiozamani. This is how it all began.
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Why We Use Draft2Digital for Ebooks

Why We Use Draft2Digital for Ebooks

Many authors wonder why we use Draft2Digital (D2D) in addition to KDP/Amazon for their ebooks. The simple answer is that we believe in wide distribution as opposed to exclusive distribution.
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Famous Improvised Movie Quotes

Famous Improvised Movie Quotes

Actors improvise, too. No matter how meticulous the script, many film directors give their actors at least some leeway when it comes to improvisation.
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BookExpo2023

BookExpo2023

Yesterday was BookExpo2023. It was a roaring success by everyone’s standards. Several thousand people came to see the 100 exhibitors.
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What is the Difference Between Vector and Raster Images?

What is the Difference Between Vector and Raster Images?

What is the difference between vector and raster images? Which is best for a book?
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Do I Need to Copyright My Book?

Do I Need to Copyright My Book?

Do I Need To Copyright My Book? Authors frequently ask us if they need to copyright their book. The answer is the moment your words are written down, typed, or otherwise recorded, your book is copyrighted. But do you also need to register your book with the U.S. Copyright Office?
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Editing 101

Editing 101

Every book needs editing, good editing by a professional editor. Not only are books judged but their covers, they are also judged by the writing, not the content, but the writing itself. There should be no typos, misspellings or grammatical mistakes. The content should flow smoothly.
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Why Companies Use Certain Fonts

Why Companies Use Certain Fonts

Why do companies use certain fonts? Which fonts should you use? Font choice can make a huge impact on how a brand is interpreted and how you represent yourself in an email or letter.
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“It’s a Wonderful Life” Almost Never Happened

“It’s a Wonderful Life” Almost Never Happened

Perhaps the most beloved Christmas film of all time got its start during a morning shave. Philip Van Doren Stern, while getting ready for work one day in 1938, had an idea for a story: A stranger appears from nowhere to save a husband and father from a suicide attempt on Christmas Eve, restoring his…
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17 Fascinating Hobbies to Start Over the Holidays

17 Fascinating Hobbies to Start Over the Holidays

New hobbies for over the holidays. Looking for a new interest? Here are 17 unusual hobbies.
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Six Authors Who Changed the English Language Forever

Six Authors Who Changed the English Language Forever

Much of our modern language didn’t exist more than a few hundred years ago. So who changed it? Who made up all these words and phrases?
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IT THINKS FOR YOU

IT THINKS FOR YOU

Artificial Intelligence is here and it’s more sophisticated than you think. Open AI has created ChatGPT. Basically, you ask it a question and it will reply. It’s not like Siri or Alexa; it thinks for you!
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How to Make An Audiobook

How to Make An Audiobook

How does a self-published author get their book onto Audible or iTunes? What steps are involved and how complicated is it to publish an audiobook?
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Why Would You Want to Publish Through IngramSpark?

Why Would You Want to Publish Through IngramSpark?

Why Would You Want to Use IngramSpark? The simple answer is for its distribution channels.
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ReaderScout

ReaderScout

Save yourself from an Amazon scam! According to Dave Chesson, monitoring your book’s prices on Amazon, can stop 95% of the scams.
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Create Content Easily with AI

Create Content Easily with AI

DALL-E is an artificial intelligence-generated software that can turn text into unique, original imagery. It is now “open source” tech – free to the public – thanks to its developer, OpenAI.
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