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Writing Competitions: Why Enter, And How To Maximise Your Chances Of Winning A Writing Competition

As a writer, or would be writer, you’ve probably seen writing competitions advertised, and you may even have thought about entering a writing competition. In this report I’ll look at entering writing competitions and how you can boost your chances of winning more competitions. First, what are the benefits of entering writing competitions? You get your work published. If you win a writing competition you almost always get your work published. Sometimes, you get your work published as a runner-up too, or sometimes just for entering. And that means you’re entitled to call yourself a published author. I can’t stress

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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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Working With Indy Publishers: Could An Independent Publisher Publish Your Book ?

If you’re an unknown or little known (for the time being!) writer then it could be worthwhile trying to get your book published with an independent or ‘indy’ publisher. Any publisher that isn’t part of a national or international publishing house can be considered an indy publisher. However, they’re very often small publishers where the owners actually work in the business themselves. Here are the advantages of publishing with indy publishers: * Independent publishers are often looking to expand their lists quickly, especially if they are fairly new. * They’re often more receptive to new ideas. * They’re often willing

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42 Questions Every Author Must Ask Before Writing A Book

When you want to write a book and get it published it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of all. But, before you rush ahead and start writing, it’s important to think about the practicalities of publishing a book. Here are some of the things every author should think about before writing a book: 1. What is this book about – in 250 words or less? 2. What will it be called? What other titles do I have I mind? 3. Is there already a book with the same title? 4. What similar books are there? 5. Why will my book be

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