The “Truthiest” Font Is…

If you don’t think fonts matter, take a look at the article in Friday’s New York Times. Errol Morris describes the informal experiment of a university student who found that he could raise his grade

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Best Book Covers

Just back from BookExpo in New York, where I saw some extraordinary book covers. Over at Pinterest, I’ve put together a little board with comments on why each deserves special attention. If you believe, as

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Tips for Hiring an Editor

Do you really need an editor? Yes! Absolutely. Without question. Regardless of how good your writing is, you need a professional editor to work with you before you publish. Think of it this way: your

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Creating an Illustrated EBook

Are you considering republishing your children’s book, cookbook, graphic novel, crafts guide or travel book in digital format? For these kinds of books, the ePub format–which allows words to flow from one page to another

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The Future of Book Publishing: Two Predictions

Here’s a prediction: within three years, we’ll see the publishing industry split into two tiers. Bestselling authors will work with traditional publishers–Simon & Schuster, Random House, and HarperCollins. And new authors will prove themselves in

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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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