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What does a style of writing LOOK like?

What does a style of writing LOOK like?

Ghostwriting
Styles of writing

Passive writing, active writing, figurative writing, ghostwriting, etc.

Ever wondered what these different styles of writing LOOK like?

Well, we don’t really know. But Grant Snider of Incidental Comics has come up with a funny cartoon that should entertain you while you ponder the differences.

Here’s today’s entry from Incidental Comics:

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Amazon offers eReader trade-in credit

Amazon offers eReader trade-in credit

 

Amazon's eReader trade-in credit

How to get a new Kindle at a big discount

Do you own an older Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or Sony device?

Amazon will now give you a $20 credit towards a number of new Kindle devices (not the Kindle Fire, though) if you trade in your old eReader.

Add that $20 credit to the trade-in value of your old eReader and you can get a new Kindle device at quite a discount.

Details are HERE.

As TeleRead says:

The cynical part of me wonders if the timing of this promotion isn’t intended to lure Sony readers into the Amazon fold since the Sony Reader store officially closed yesterday. However, no matter the reason, this might be a good time to look for an old reader and think about trading it in.

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Save $200 on custom-printed books

Save $200 on custom-printed books

Custom book printing

Think premium-quality printed books are priced out of your range? Think again.

BookBaby makes the highest-quality printed books around. We’re so confident in our quality that we offer the strongest guarantee in the short-run book publishing industry — you’ll pay nothing if you’re not 100% delighted with the quality of your books.

And now, thanks to this amazing deal, our printed books are more affordable than ever. You can save $200 when you buy 250 or more printed books through the end of April. This offer is good for any of our trim sizes, cover options, and binding styles.

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Advice that every young writer needs to hear…

Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, says there are three rules every writer needs to follow…

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How to write jacket copy that will help sell your book

How to write jacket copy that will help sell your book

How to write effective jacket copy for your bookJacket copy: that briefest of descriptions which must, at quick glance, convey to a potential reader all the brilliance and complexity of your book. Yeah, no pressure!

It may be an impossible task, as author Josh Cook suggests in his blog article linked below, but giddyup, because your book is going to need some jacket copy, so it might as well be good  — or as good as you can get it.

Before you start writing the early drafts of your jacket copy (yes, just like your book, this text should probably go through several revisions), check out the following articles for some guidance, warnings, and inspiration.

4 articles to help you write better jacket copy for your book:

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Why you don’t need (and shouldn’t want) a publishing deal

Why you don’t need (and shouldn’t want) a publishing deal

Bad book contract

Indie author H.M. Ward is tired of the BS, misinformation, and scare tactics that have kept talented writers from self-publishing.

In under 3 years she’s sold over 4 MILLION books — all without the help of a big publisher, and in her blog post “The Roses are Dead” she sets out to anecdotally debunk a number of myths concerning the publishing industry.

She doesn’t want you to wait around any longer for that big book deal. According to Ward, many of your hopes for that book deal are based on false assumptions anyway.

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What does 2 billion book sales look like?

What does 2 billion book sales look like?

What does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like?

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Book trailers? Absolute necessity or pretty fluff?

Book trailers? Absolute necessity or pretty fluff?

Book trailers for authors[This article was written by Camille Frantz and originally appeared on Free-eBooks.net.]

I follow many authors in my various social media streams – Google+, Facebook, Twitter – and one of the things I have been noticing is an increase in the frequency of book trailer postings.

I am a child of the 80s; and from a so-called “Third World” country, no less. The word “trailer” primarily forms the image of a vehicle that is towed behind another automobile or some kind, and is usually for either leisure or for the transportation of goods. After a while, the term “movie trailer” was assimilated into my vocabulary because … well, everybody goes to the movies, right? We used to call them “previews,” and in a lot of cases, that’s still a term that is used today. Previews, or trailers if you prefer the term, are how we determine whether a movie looks like something we’d want to see.

As with books, there are movies we automatically know we want to see just based on

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What is the ideal price for a shorter eBook?

What is the ideal price for a shorter eBook?

eBook Pricing45% of short (20-100 pages) eBook best-sellers priced at $1.99

[This article was written by Howard Polskin of Thin Reads.]

Does the price of an eBook single affect its sales?

The short answer:  yes, but not as much as you might think. We base this on Thin Reads’ exclusive analysis (conducted March 3, 2014) of the Kindle Singles best-seller chart. We know that most authors who write eBook singles (20-100 pages) never get accepted into the Kindle Singles program, but analyzing the Kindle Singles best-seller chart is a good way for authors to get guidance on the proper pricing for their work.  (We’ve been doing it for a year.)

Here are some of our findings:

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The top reasons for choosing a printed book over an eBook

The top reasons for choosing a printed book over an eBook

Top reasons to choose a print book over an eBook

As an author, you don’t have to choose; you can easily print physical copies of your book AND create a beautiful digital version for use on eReader, tablet, smartphone, or desktop.

But as we explored recently in an article called “Is eBook distribution enough? Why selling hard copies of your novel matters,” the majority of readers still prefer physical books to digital.

Why?

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