Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick
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Scott McCormick is the author of the Audible bestselling series, Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World, which has been described as “drunk history for kids,” as well as the Mr. Pants series of graphic novels. He also offers affordable editing services for authors. Scott can be reached at storybookediting@gmail.com.
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How I Landed An Audiobook Deal: My Self-Publishing Experience Part 7

This is the seventh entry in a series in which I detail the experience of self-publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: how unforeseen success can change your plans!
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People Judge Your Book By Your Headshot

The goal of your author headshot is to cement your brand. At all times you should be asking yourself, "What kind of image am I trying to project to the world?"
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Meet Middle Grade Horror Master, Dan Poblocki

Dan Poblocki published his first Middle Grade horror book, The Stone Child, just over 10 years ago. He took time out of his writing schedule to talk about his creative process, the horror genre, and his favorite horror films.
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Write Your Query Letter Before You Write Your Next Book

Try this exercise and write your query letter before you write your next book to keep your manuscript focused and help you pitch it to agents and publishers.
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Can You Trigger Creativity?

Sometimes, taking a problem on head-on isn't the most creative solution. Why not try Oblique Strategies, the I Ching, or a coin flip? Changing your mental approach can lead to a side-door solution you didn't see before.
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How To Get Cover Design And Formatting That Fits Your Story: My Self-Publishing Experience...

This is the sixth entry in a series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: cover design and interior formatting.
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Metadata Optimization For Your Book: My Self-Publishing Experience, Part 5

Here are some pointers on how to best enter your book's metadata, upload your manuscript for publishing, and everything else that goes into the ordering process.

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