Proof-Reading – Our Top 5 Tips

They say you are your own worst critic. And in some ways, that can be the case. However, sometimes editing your own work can be hard and you miss out on little details that can make or break your piece of writing. Here are some of our top tips for proof-reading: Print it People read differently on screen and on paper, so print out a copy of your writing. If you read aloud, your ear might catch errors that your …

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Marketing your Book – Our Top Tips

So you’ve published your book: now what? Here are some of our top  tips for marketing your book Find your audience While most authors think that everyone in the world will want to read their book, they are sorely mistaken. Reading preferences are completely subjective and one book might not be every person’s cup of tea. But if you focus on the demographic you are trying to get the book into the hands of those who would like to read …

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words- Designing your Book Cover

They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it: covers are as important as the words on the page. In fact, certain authors take book covers so seriously that it alters the content of the book. The American Novella, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, actually went through a rewrite once Fitzgerald’s eyes fell on the iconic eyes of Dr. Eckleburg, which is now synonymous with the book. Luckily, we at Selfpublishbooks.ie understand the …

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Success Bound – Picking the Right Book Binder & Printer

If you’ve ever spent money on a book that isn’t bound properly, you’ll know all about it when the spine creases or breaks or the pages fall out or when it won’t open flat so you constantly have to hold it in a way that lets you see the words closer to the centre. OK, having a book which isn’t bound properly isn’t huge in the grand scheme of things, but it is annoying, plus if pages fall out of …

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Marketing Your Book – A Guide to Getting Going

Maybe you’ve written your book. Maybe you’re only starting out on the writer’s road. Whether you haven’t put pen to paper yet, or are in the final stages of editing, you need to think about how people will find out about your work. Books need to be marketed and book marketing can take some hard but rewarding work. Even if your main slant in life is creative, this does not preclude your from getting involved in promotion of your work. …

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