There's so much to appreciate about a good book: the succulent storytelling, the delicious depth of characters, the sweet resolution after bitter conflict, and ... dessert! Enjoy this graphic, and make sure to whip up a sweet treat the next time you sit down to read.

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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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There's nothing quite like escaping to your favorite book. In just a matter of pages you're transported to a new world, sympathizing with some characters, despising others. Yet sometimes, even when you have the best intentions, a book will sit on your table untouched because it's long, difficult, or otherwise intimidating.

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With the start date for NaNoWriMo just days away, I'm steeling myself to the task of completing a novel in a month. This infographic gives some insight into the habits and plans of writers as they stand on the edge of this challenge.

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We've crafted this incredibly simple but powerful infographic to help you do the little things to stay focused on writing. Print it out and tack it to your wall, make it your laptop wallpaper, or add your own contribution in the comment section. Then stop dawdling and write!

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Independent authors suffer the indignity of working jobs that just don't nurture the artist within. Take heart – before they were famous, most every writer suffered the same sad fate of the "real job." Actually, as this infographic from Unplag.com indicates, some of these jobs bordered on the unreal.

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As an author, we know you appreciate the value of the written word, but there's something about an infographic that spells out an idea and puts it into perspective. We asked our designers to create this infographic to help add a colorful twist to the notion of how to promote your self-published book. If you're going to use print on demand books – we've got ideas for how to put 100 of them to work for you.

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