5 SCAMS THAT TARGET NEW WRITERS AND HOW TO SPOT THEM…

Chris, The Story Reading Ape found a blog post, written by Anne R. Allen which is a very useful warning for authors in general. Thank you very much, Anne.

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To read this highly informative article, click on Author Anne R Allen’s photo or link below:

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About Reading Recommendations Reviewed

Susan M. Toy published a blog post about ‘How to support an Indie Author’, which I find very helpful, useful and admirable, to each one of us. Thank you Susan!

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I launched a new blog the other day that’s dedicated to publishing honest and positive reviews of books I’ve featured on this blog, Reading Recommendations. Today I created a page with information about the blog and how to get your reviews posted on it. Please read About Reading Recommendations Reviewed and send me your reviews for future consideration.

How to support ANY Author!!

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Do You Have TRUE GRIT? If Not, 7 Ways To Get It

Here are Kristen Lamb’s 7 ways to get true grit (if you don’t have it already). What a fantastic blog this lady has! There’s so much to learn from her.

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In my tenure in this profession it is sad how many truly talented writers I’ve seen who never made it. The reason? Talent is useless without mental toughness. It takes true grit to make it in this business.

Too many writers are simply not going to make it because they don’t have the sticking power. And while this is an easy observation to make, I am here to do more than point out the obvious. I’m here to give some practical ways to improve psychological toughness, get better at being disciplined, and eat goals and deadlines for breakfast (they have ZERO calories, btw).

Relax and enjoy the holidays. Refueling is vital. Bookmark this. Let it soak in and then be ready to act come January 1st. These tips work for anything you want to accomplish, btw.

So…

Seven Tips for True Grit

One—Set Goals

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How to Make a PDF Cover for Your CreateSpace Book

I found this excellent step-by-step guide on how to create a PDF cover for CreateSpace. It has been written by Jo Robinson and I find it extremely helpful for first time self publishers.

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When you’re ready to have your book printed with CreateSpace and you’re planning on tackling the cover on your own it can seem rather daunting. It certainly terrified me to begin with and I only very recently updated my covers from the originals I made using the CreateSpace online cover creator. There’s nothing wrong with using that though. It depends on you entirely. Today I’ll show you how to make a PDF cover using their downloadable template. Once you’ve finished the interior of your book and have the final page count, go to the CreateSpace Template Generator and fill in all the required fields.

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Build Template

Click on Build Template and it will download a zipped file containing two templates. One PDF and one PNG. Drag the PNG across to the folder that you’ve allocated for all the elements of your cover design.

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