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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at Distinct Press, I am delighted to be working on an initiative to encourage Czech and Slovak authors to send me their unpublished works of either fiction and nonfiction.”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 This special initiative will provide unpublished writers with a golden…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 Position Yourself as an Expert

An expert is a person who is extremely knowledgeable about or skillful in a specific area. Think about your favorite hobby. Is there a book written on it? Have you read the book and, if so, what do you think about the person who wrote it? Do you consider them to be an expert in that particular field because they wrote a book? Of course you do and, when you write a book, you too…

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How To Establish Credibility as a Published Author

As an aspiring book author who opts for traditional publishing, you will need to prove to agents and publishing houses that you know what you are talking about. A known publishing house will likely invest thousands of dollars into your book and they do not want to lose money. Your job is to convince them that you and your book idea are worth their time and money. How you establish credibility with them depends on…

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Benefits of Publishing a Book

There are many excellent reasons to take the time to write and publish a book. Having authored a book gives you instant credibility as an expert and that immediately sets you apart from everyone else in your field. It helps to fill your pipeline with perfect clients and gives you a reason to raise your rates. Publishing a book, and having one in your marketing toolkit is smart because now you also have the perfect giveaway…

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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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Elvis Fairytale

We got into the publishing business because we love books, periodicals, journals, old magazines and newspapers and every now and again we come across something special. Today’s special find is called Fairytale. If you have ever delved into the “Elvis is Alive” world, then this book is a MUST READ. This is an extremely rare book that we are letting go from our personal archive library collection. Only 1,000 were ever printed. This huge novel…

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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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