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Welcome reader, I appreciate your attention for as long as I have it. I think, before the article dives into details, it’s only fair to give you warning. Some articles serve to educate. Some, as...

Typesetting Tips for the first time author

You’ve poured hours into your manuscript. It has been edited, all to craft a beautiful book containing the heart of what you wanted to say. Before you can send your beloved book to the printer, the...

Why your new eBook appears for free on Amazon – an explanation of the Kindle Unlimited program for Authors

    What? Why? Your newly-published eBook appears on the shelves of Amazon but seems to be given away freely…this can’t be right. Or can it? Author’s publishing eBooks via Amazon’s KDP...

Avoiding predatory publishers – Lessons learned from the Publishing World SA Scandal

"Publishing World SA. Unprofessional" "One star is too much" "No service" These were just 3 of the headlines grabbed off the HelloPeter listing of Publishing World SA. These reviews weren’t buried...

Writing for free – The art of attracting new (paying) readers by embracing free

If you’ve ever visited a farmer’s market, chances are you’ve sampled free cheese from one of their stalls. The cheesemaker is offering a sample of their work to get you interested. Are you an...

Stone Circles by Marinda Rees

Stone Circles. A short story submission from Marinda Rees.Chapter I The mouth of the cave was circled in a rosy hue and framed with sparkles of rainbow colours flashing from the gift stones that...

A Typesetters Plea – What Book Typesetting Is Not

What is typesetting?  In a nutshell, typesetting is the layout process of your book’s interior. Just as you need a great cover design, you need a great layout design. It is the serious author’s...

The Lighter side of publishing