ghostwriter
Why would someone hire a ghostwriter? For one thing, it might be the difference between an idea floating around an author's head and an actual book being published.

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finding your crutch words
In our April BookBaby Twitter Chat, Heather R. Todd, professional editor, published writer, and marketing consultant from FirstEditing, shared her thoughts on finding your crutch words and editing your manuscript.

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write a book
Do not underestimate the commitment it will take to realize your story and write a book. Boil your project down to the core components you need to see your project through to the end  and prepare for the task ahead.

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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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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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