Ingram Spark gives Amazon a run for it’s money with Aer.io

Ingram Spark, the Print on Demand (POD) arm of Lightning Source, has acquired a new platform for book publishing where authors retain more of the profits. You can sell your own books as well as making money from books you recommend. Called Aer.io, it is what they call a native retail network and offers: Storefront…

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Book Launch of Who Gets the Farm

One of the biggest issues facing farming families in Australia is succession planning. The mere mention of succession planning strikes fear into the heart of many and people would rather do anything but talk about farm succession. But the only solution to this problems it to start the conversation. Almost 18 months of work and…

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You’ve Finished Your Draft, What Next?

  “You can create a whole business around a book.  You just have to have the vision and do the work.” Ayesha Hilton Celebrate If you’ve written the first draft of your book, I’m going to do a very uncoordinated happy dance! Yay for you. Let’s take a moment and celebrate this. Do you realise…

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The Only Way to Write a Book is to Do It

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no…

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Success Strategies for FAST Book Writing

  “Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you are the only you.” Neil Gaiman Create a Book Outline I…

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4 Ways to Create A Book Outline So You Can Write Your Book Fast

“Planning for success plants the seed for success. Spend time tending your garden so you can reap the rewards.” Ayesha Hilton The Secret to Getting Your Book Done Fast: Writing an Outline An outline provides the skeleton for your book. You then flesh in the details. Getting your outline right will make all the difference…

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Ways to Write Your Book: Blog to Book

If you’ve been publishing a blog for a while, you’ve probably spend countless hours developing amazing content for your audience. You could be sitting on a goldmine of great content just waiting to be repurposed. So why not take your blog posts and organize them into a book. For example, if you’re a health coach…

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Ways to Write Your Book: Word Processing/Typing

    Most people tend to write their books by typing into their computer. If you’re a fast typist like me (minimum 80 words per minute), you may actually prefer to type rather than speak your book using one of the other methods.   I personally like this method the best because I think and…

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Ways to Write Your Book: Voice Recognition Software

Voice recognition software has been developed so that people can quickly convert spoken words into text. Using Voice Recognition Software is another alternative to word processing your book. Like the Dictate & Transcribe method, you simply talk into your computer and the voice recognition software will convert your speech to text on your screen. Pros…

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Ways to Write Your Book: Dictate & Transcribe

Can you speak about your book topic until the cows come home? Did you know that it only takes about five hours to speak a 40,000 word book? So if you’re comfortable speaking about your topic, you can use a digital recorder to dictate your book and then have it either professionally transcribed or use…

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