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Why You Should Write Your Business Book With A Writing Coach

The first book I wrote was commissioned by a publisher. I was thrilled, of course. As a work-life balance expert I was very happy to hear that a publisher thought the subject, an emerging concept at the time, was one that merited a self-help book for individuals, as...

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Tips for Author Radio Interviews

Radio is a great place to start getting your book covered by the media. In the UK, local radio stations are usually keen to feature local authors, especially if your press release or initial contact with them makes them feel you have a good story to tell, interesting...

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Getting Book Reviews – Tips & Techniques

Good, honest, critical reviews are an essential marketing tool. They allow your readers to know what to expect, they give information about your book, they generate interest and discussion, they often link back to your website and/or purchase site, and they heavily...

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The 9 Most Important Pages For Your Author Website

The main place that people will find out about your book is online. Your online presence as an author can be seen in terms of a central hub with spokes leading out to as many other connections as possible. The hub is composed of two essential elements: your author...

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What Can A Published Book Do For Your Business?

We asked Leanne Spencer, author of Rise And Shine, recover from burnout and get back to your best, to tell us quickly what having her book written and published had done for her business. We expected two or three positives, but Leanne came back to us with a long list...

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Tips For Writing Content for Your Author Blog

There is so much potential in a blog and though customising and setting up a blog can at first seem daunting, it is easy to learn how to do things with the many free tutorials online. Before you start posting on a blog, you should spend some time reading other author...

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How To Write The Foreword To A Business/Self-Help Book

Often misunderstood, and sometimes misspelled (forward, foreward), the Foreword is a useful – though not essential – part of your business or self-help book. It sets the stage for you, the author, and if written by someone with a well-known or often-searched name, can...

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How To Write A Press Release – 4 Simple Steps

We usually ask our authors, before the launch of their book, to draft a press release so we can publicise their book in the way they want. Although we explain what a press release needs to contain, we often receive material that isn’t useable as a press release – from...

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Publish a book and become a Key Person of Influence

If you're going to take the plunge and write a book, rather than continuing to create content for free on blogs and social networks, you need to make the business case to yourself for putting in the time and effort. While I could list countless reasons why being a...

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Five Qualities A Great Editor Needs

I fell into editing by mistake. While I was taking a degree in English and Drama in Australia, planning to become an actor and writer, I fell in love with Australian theatre and, with two others, started a monthly national magazine. Aged 21, a Pom who hadn’t long been...

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Why We Don’t Sell Books in “Real” Bookshops

We are often asked if books we publish will be on sale in "real" bookshops. The answer is a bit complicated, so let us explain. All our books are listed with all the wholesalers and distributors that bricks-and-mortar bookshops use, as well as being published in the...

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How to hold a Book Launch

Lots of authors ask us whether they should have, or whether they need, an actual book launch as well as launching the book online or through social media. For most authors, and most books, the answer is yes – it’s a great way to celebrate your hard work in getting...

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Taking Great Author Headshots

    Every author needs a good, professional headshot to represent them to their readers in an accurate and positive way. Authors not only need an attractive and authoritative photo for the back cover and the author bio page of their book, they also need to...

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How To Write Back Cover Blurb For Your Non-Fiction Book

Some people argue that the front cover’s job is to sell the back cover and the back cover should sell the flap. At Rethink Press, we disagree. The front cover’s job is to sell the book. The back cover’s job is also to sell the book. If your...

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