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Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick
Scott McCormick is the author the Audible bestselling Rivals! series and the hit fantasy novel The Dragon Squisher. Scott can be reached at
"Poetry Formatting for First-Time Authors"

Poetry Formatting: How to Correctly Format Your Book

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes You’ve written, re-written, and fine-tuned your poetry collection. Now it’s time to get it published. The next step you need to consider is formatting. In...
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How to Self-Publish & Market a Nonfiction Book

Self-publishing has revolutionized the way in which authors bring their works to the world. Unlike traditional publishing, where authors often face numerous hurdles and relinquish creative control, self-publishing empowers fiction and nonfiction authors alike...
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How to Market a Fiction Book to Drive Book Sales: 10 Tips

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Wouldn’t it be great if you could write your book, distribute it to online stores, and have it immediately start selling tens of thousands...
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Book Distribution for Self-Publishers Through BookBaby

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Twenty years ago, it was nearly impossible for independent authors to get their books distributed to stores. Today, thanks to companies like BookBaby, indie...
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Social Media for Writers: A Guide for the Top Platforms

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Like it or not, social media has become an indispensable tool for writers and authors who want to connect with their audience, build their...
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How to Write a Query Letter That Works

The sole purpose of a query letter is to let a literary agent know two things: you can write and your book is marketable.
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The Delights and Dangers of First-Person Narration

Readers love first-person narration because it plunges you into the world and mind of a character. But, handled badly, a first-person narrative can be a real turn-off.

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