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How To Find A Publisher For Your Book

Finding a publisher isn’t the same as actually getting a publisher! Before you can get a publisher you need to actually find them in the first place! In this bulletin, I’ll look at the various methods you can use to draw up a long list of publishers who might be interested in publishing your book. Using an agent. If you have an agent (or plan on getting one) then they should have a good idea of who might publish your book. And, even better, they might have an existing relationship with a publisher who would be interested in your book.

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Copyright for Writers: 7 Important Things To Know About Copyright

As a writer, you need to know where you stand as regards the copyright in your work. So let’s look at some of the most important issues surrounding copyright. First of all, what is copyright? Quite simply, copyright is your legal right to be identified as the writer of your work (it also applies to photos and artwork etc.) and the right to benefit from the exploitation of that work, eg. publishing it. Strictly to qualify for copyright your work should be regarded as original, and exhibit a degree of labour, skill or judgement. Note that mere ideas (even good

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How To Make Money From Travel Writing

If you fancy having a go at writing then travel writing can be an enjoyable, rewarding way of doing it. As well as the opportunity to travel there’s even the possibility of getting free travel too! Here freelance writer Mark Hempshell of Make-Money-Writing.info shares some tips. What could you write about ? Travel readers need up to date information so it’s best to write about somewhere you’ve been recently – or maybe somewhere you’re planning to go this summer. Bear in mind popular destinations like France and Spain are already well covered, so writing on the more off-the-beaten-track places stands

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Eek! Six Self Publishing Fails To Avoid

It’s no exaggeration to say that self publishing is the opportunity of the moment for writers right today. More and more authors are discovering the excitement, the fame …. and the money …. that can come from self publishing your own book. But if your self publishing project is to be a success here are six self publishing fails you’ll want to avoid: * Self publishing just because you can. Just because modern technology makes it fairly easy to self publish a book doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea. And, self publishing just because you have an idea, opinion

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11 Different Travel  Writing Ideas To Get You Published Now

One of the things I really love (and I mean really love) about travel writing is that it offers you so many opportunities-within-opportunities. Not just for writing travel books, guides, reviews, travel articles and fillers, but on so many different individual travel theme opportunities. If you want to make a success of travel writing a good  approach, rather than just writing a ‘cover all’ travel book or article, is to focus on one (or a few) specific topics within the overall subject area of travel writing. These are easier to write, easier to pitch, easier to sell and you can

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How to make money as a writer. The plain truth !

Today I’d like to talk to you about something that is pretty fundamental to the whole business of making money as a writer. You see, going back a few years now when I first started (more than a few years I have to say!) making money from writing was a relatively straightforward business. You wrote a book. Or maybe you wrote articles. You found a publisher for them. They paid you for them. Simple. It as all very ‘route one’ if you like. Today however things have changed quite a bit. Although writing and selling articles and books or whatever

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Your book idea …. what happens next?

So you have an idea for a book you’d like to write. Maybe it’s a bouncing baby of an idea you’ve been nursing for some time. Or just the tiniest little new born that only emerged into the big wide world a few days ago. What should you do next? What are the next steps towards turning an idea into a happy, healthy, successful book and hopefully enjoying fame and fortune? (Well fame would be nice but, if that’s not possible, the fortune will do just fine!) Well this is my very best advice to you: Whatever you do, don’t

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How About Becoming A Food Writer ?

In a world of novels and short stories this might seem a bit of an odd idea, but there are many good reasons why you should write about food …. It’s a huge market. Everyone needs food. Everyone eats food. Most people are interested in reading about food in some way. In a publishing world where sales of many types of books are struggling food and cookery books are actually a growing area. The food writing market can be very profitable too. Famous chefs have literally made millions by writing about food. Jamie Oliver has apparently sold 10 million cookbooks

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How To Become A Travel Writer

Make no mistake about it, travel writing is one of the most exciting types of writing there is …. and one of the very best ways to make a part or even a full time income from writing. Whatever type of travel writing you’d like to do – more about the many different types shortly – we hope you will find this article an interesting and rewarding introduction into the world of travel writing. Is Travel Writing for You ? First of all let’s have a look at whether travel writing is for you. It could be if: * You

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Make a success of freelancing:How to be a successful and happy freelance writer

There are lots of advantages of being a freelance writer. You can do the work you like to do, and work when you feel like working. With luck, you should also be able to make a much better income from freelance writing than from being employed. Freelancing is also good for your customers too: They only need to pay for the work they want doing, when they need things doing. There are a few disadvantages of being a freelance writer though: It’s not always easy to find all the work you need, and your workload and so your income can

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