Life is short. Life is busy. How can you possibly add writing that book you to your stacked schedule? It starts with a commitment. To finish writing a book, you need to get started.

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Without the "me" in your memoir – the fragile and imperfect person who lived the events in your story – you leave out the human element your readers long to connect with.

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Too often, an independent author writing a memoir doesn’t deliver the sort of book readers at large can appreciate. Your task is to tell an interesting story, and you should avoid making these six mistakes.

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Publishing veteran Carl Lennertz discusses the difference between between book marketing and publicity and where self-published authors should spend their money.

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Think you're missing out on the Christmas rush? Maybe not. Self-published authors stand a better chance of sales in January and February. So get ready!

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Think of your book description as the most important sales pitch of your life. Every word must count, every idea must serve to rope readers in. Too often, indie authors fall short and lose readers to a book with better promo copy.

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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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