Best Writing Advice Ever

“Time is not free–that’s why it’s so precious and worth fighting for.”                                                                                                     — Anne Lamott       I’m a huge fan of Anne Lamott. Not just because she celebrates “sh*tty first drafts,” but because she explains

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Giving a Talk About Your Book

Having run the Stanford Publishing Courses for over 15 years, I had the good fortune of working with some of the most eloquent and polished speakers in the country–including John Kennedy, Jr., Guy Kawasaki, Brendan

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Choosing Typefaces

One of the most common questions that indie authors ask: which fonts should I use in my book? The typefaces you use matter. They set the tone for your book. They affect readability. And they

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The Biggest Problem with Self-Publishing

The biggest problem with self-publishing your book: distribution. The companies that help authors self-publish (Amazon’s CreateSpace and others) generally have options that will get your books into the databases of traditional distributors such as Ingram

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