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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Toby Neal and Holly Robinson are professional writers, i.e. authors who earn their primary income from writing. Toby is predominantly self-published and Holly mostly traditional, and both have multiple novels and various writing credits to their names. They’re also friends. Earlier this year, both Toby and Holly launched new novels, and in this interview, we find that their strategies and experiences had many similarities – and notable differences.

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My new eBook, The End – Now What?!, is full of budgeting, manuscript, and publishing advice for authors on the self-publishing track. Believe me, I know, getting your book published can be a long and daunting process. I’ve talked to hundreds of authors from all walks of life about their self-publishing experiences, both the good and not-so-good journeys. I've combined dozens of their stories in this book, along with some great tips and tricks from New York Times bestselling authors Hugh Howey and Dani Shapiro. Download your free copy today!

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We work closely with Amazon to distribute your books to its massive audience. But Amazon offers its own Print on Demand service and we frequently get asked which company — BookBaby or CreateSpace — is the best for independent authors. I don't want to get too dramatic, but choosing your Print on Demand book distribution service is a little bit like… well, picking your future husband or wife. It’s a huge decision – the ultimate long-term relationship for self published authors. For better or worse, through strong book sales or writer’s block.

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