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Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick
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Scott McCormick is the author the Audible bestselling Rivals! series and the hit fantasy novel The Dragon Squisher. Scott can be reached at storybookediting@gmail.com.
"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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