Of all the mysteries surrounding the process of self publishing, the ISBN ranks among the most intimidating to many new authors. We're here to allay your concerns and give you answers.

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Part 1 of our Print On Demand series focuses on your POD publishing timeline, the importance of the pre-order sales period, how "on demand" works for the retailers, and how you can maximize book sales with your printed book.

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Heather R. Todd joined our #BBchat to talk about how to effectively navigate the manuscript editing process after NaNoWriMo, or any major writing project.

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Joan Dempsey joined our November #BBchat to talk about the power of writing groups and other tools for advancing one’s writing career.

For the November edition of our #BBchat Twitter chat, we asked Joan Dempsey, a writer and writing teacher, for her thoughts on writing groups and other tools for advancing one’s writing career. We prefaced this month’s chat with some initial pointers to get the conversation started, as well as a brief biography of Joan, which you can check out here.

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Nancy L. Erickson joined our September BookBaby Twitter Chat to talk about how to produce a professional manuscript, including some of the common mistakes a new author often makes.

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My inbox has been filling up over the summer months, so it's high time for another edition of the BookBaby mailbag. From finding readers and getting reviews, to high-tech crafting and taking the plunge, our community spans the gamut, and there's lots to be learned!

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