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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Seth Godin abandons traditional book publishers

Serious authors often squirm when they have to reveal that they’re self-publishing their books. That’s because self-publishing is often confused with vanity publishing, that backwater of the publishing industry where snake-oil salesmen still flourish. But

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