book publishing paths
In today's book publishing environment, all roads almost inevitably lead to a major decision: Do you try to go traditional publishing or do you strike it out on your own through self publishing?

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method writing
By using the emotions that come to the surface with a daily writing regimen, “method writing” will help your writing stay authentic, help you stretch your writer’s wings, and explore aspects of the craft that are way out of your comfort zone.

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crutch words
Heather R. Todd, professional editor, published writer, and marketing consultant from FirstEditing, joins us for a Twitter chat about finding your crutch words and editing your manuscript. The chat is on Wed, April 27th at 4:00 pm ET.

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fixed vs. standard layout
For many BookBaby authors, understanding the nuances of eBook formatting – like fixed vs. standard layout – can be a challenge. Gino Vasquez and Kyle Fadigan from our eBook Convertion team play an important role in many BookBaby authors' lives, converting manuscripts from programs such as Word or Pages into formats that work on eReaders.

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manuscript editing
Follow these guidelines to clarify your expectations for your manuscript editing and they will save your editor a lot of time, frustration, and confusion.

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book editing
There are different types of book editing – including proofreading, copy-editing, and developmental editing – for different stages of the publication process. You should be aware of what kind of editing your manuscript needs and what is involved in each type.

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blogging for authors
In our March BookBaby Twitter Chat, Joel Friedlander, book designer, blogger, and the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish, shared his thoughts on how to engage readers, build a targeted list of subscribers, and use your author blog effectively as a social media hub.

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