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Category: The Business of Writing

Tracking and Citing References While Writing Your Nonfiction Book

Why is it important to cite your sources according to Chicago Manual of Style? Before we dig into the nuts and bolts of tracking and citing sources, it’s important to understand the legal and reputational risks you face as an author,

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Enough with the Meaningless Brags Already: “_X_ number of followers,” “best-selling author,” and “member of”

The Humble Yet Meaningless Brag There are certain humble–and not so humble– brags that beg questions. I have 30,000 Twitter followers. I’m a member of five, six, seven, etc. writing/professional groups. I’m a best-selling author. So what!? When I was

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The Differences Between Book Marketing, Book Promotion, and Book Sales and Why They Matter

Are you confused by the terms book marketing, book promotion, and book sales? Do you know why understanding the differences matters? If you’re like most authors, the goal of publishing your book is to sell that book. Again and again.

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The Nonfiction Writers Conference Teleseminar Is Coming Soon!

There are few things that can propel your career as an author like attending seminars and meeting industry experts can. But travel and the time and effort it takes to participate in opportunities for continuing education can be expensive and time-consuming. Thankfully

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