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Open Submissions for Czech and Slovak Authors

“As Founding Executive Publisher at Distinct Press, I am delighted to be working on an initiative to encourage Czech and Slovak authors to send me their unpublished works of either fiction and nonfiction.” – Kytka Hilmar-Jezek This year, Distinct Press has crossed the threshold of publishing 100 books and in the coming year, our goal is to publish at least 25 authors of Czech and Slovak descent. This special initiative will provide unpublished writers with a golden…

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How To Write A Book

People type “how to write a book” into their search engines and hope that a bestseller will come out of their computer. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. Whether you write song lyrics, or comedy, poetry or are looking for insights and information on how to write a book, this little ‘single shot’ from Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee will lighten your load — and in under three minutes you will realize that no two…

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Publishing Companies and Your book

We know how difficult it can be deciding between self publishing companies. Self publishing costs can be elusive on most sites to track down and it’s not that anyone is trying to hide anything – it’s just that each book is different. Building a book is about as complex as building a house – first there’s the idea, the dream. Next, the plans – ideas taking rough shape on a page. Finally, you settle on a…

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Gifts for Writers

All of the writer’s we know love to receive book lover’s gifts, but what does that mean exactly? What do you buy for a writer? Someone else’s book? Today we’re sharing gifts that writer’s love because we know that sometimes a limited edition or signed copy fits the bill but more often a writer likes to have unique tools of the trade. This means a nice cover for their laptop, a good pen, some stationary or…

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In-depth Course with Egyptology Books

We were recently hired to convert several paperback Egyptology books into eBooks and make them for sale on the Apple iBookstore as well as on Amazon and others. The widow of famous Egyptologist, Alan F. Alford, wants his work to continue to be available to people interested in Atlantis, the Great Pyramid at Giza, and Egyptology in general. Converting the Egyptology books was a huge undertaking, requiring over 400+ hours of work due to the…

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Becoming an Author and Having a Book

If you are an author, speaker, coach, healer, entrepreneur or small business owner, then the power of becoming an author and having a book is undeniable. A book is a wonderful tool to add to your marketing strategy and plan. Your book should be used as a business card as well as a positioning tool to elevate your status to respected authority and credible expert in your niche. During the entire writing process, make sure…

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Goodbye Prague: A Memoir by Anna Hilmar

Goodbye Prague began on Mother’s Day when my daughters purchased their grandmother a “Grandmother’s Journal”, a memory journal where she was to write about her childhood. They had high hopes and I wanted nothing more than to have her share the wealth and wonder of her life with them. By the time Father’s Day came around, the journal was empty. My mother is filled with story, but no desire to write. It took my brilliant…

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Why You Need A Book In Your Marketing Plan

Having a book, especially a bestseller, immediately gives you CREDIBILITY and positions you as the leader or expert in your niche. THE EXPERT Most best selling books nowadays are put out by people who are involved in running and operating SUCCESSFUL businesses. They are speakers, trainers, coaches, healers and entrepreneurs. Having a strategically written bestseller positions you in a way that is compelling and will arouse interest in your targeted niche. New interest always means…

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The eBook vs. Print Book

We always find it s interesting to watch people buying books. Many a wish list has everything from the latest by favorite authors to new e-reader devices. Yet the battle for which is more popular is truly running neck and neck. No matter who you ask, the answer is always different, and usually very passionate. Christine Donovan, from Deerfield Beach, FL, says, “I love my Kindle! I can have anything I want at my fingertips! The store…

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