Category Archives: About Books

Amazon Short Reads: How Many Words Equal A Page?

Kindle Short stories are increasingly becoming popular on Amazon. These are stories that range from about 1 to 100 Kindle pages. They can be read in about 15 minutes to 2 hours or more. If you are publishing, you must … Continue reading

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What Are The Most Popular Romance Sub-Genres?

Romance genre books list is very long. If you love romance topics , then you may have noticed the several sub-genres. Even the subgenres have several distinct themes . It does not matter how long the list of romance sub-genre … Continue reading

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Growing Tarragon: A Home Gardener’s Guide

If you are thinking about growing tarragon, then first you need to be aware of the different varieties of tarragon and the methods used to grow and cultivate them. There are three types of tarragon – French, Russian and Mexican. … Continue reading

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The benefits of rereading a book

For most readers, quitting a book is not hard. Still, you will enjoy many benefits by finishing an ebook for the first time. You will feel like you have already accomplished something important. Even more, you will be able to … Continue reading

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Growing Sweet Marjoram: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Marjoram is an herb with sweet pine and citrus flavors that will transform any meal into a delectable dish. A native of Cyprus and Southern Turkey, marjoram’s aromatic leaves produce a sweet, woody aroma that leave notes of subtle spiciness … Continue reading

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The overlooked marketing value of the Other Works page

The ‘Blank’, ‘Ad card’, or ‘Other Works‘ page is an often-ignored marketing and book sales opportunity.  This is especially true in the eBook area, where most articles on eBook formats don’t even mention them.  For the independent publisher it nearly … Continue reading

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Should you have your own writer or book website?

Every author, published or unpublished, needs a platform to reach their target audience. An author website is one among the many platforms available today. If you’re looking to pursue a professional, long-time career in writing it’s important, you start building … Continue reading

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The Parts of A Printed Book

It’s important to know that there’s a set order in the elements that make up a book. Books have standards which one should follow in order to have it published via the traditional or self-publishing route. You’ll need to prepare … Continue reading

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eBooks and DRM: Should eBook Authors Use Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

What is DRM? Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a term that refers to a set of control technology approaches that restrict unauthorized access and use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works in digital media. While the applications are endless, the … Continue reading

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What is a Book Blurb?

In the last decade, self-publishing has grown exponentially with the emergence of platforms such as Amazon Kindle and CreateSpace – that have made publishing a book an easy and accessible process. Numerous independent authors have been able to leverage different … Continue reading

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The Struggles of a Self-Published Author

  When it comes to writing, many people worry that they are not going to make enough to live on. This is especially true when it comes to self-publishing your book. Now while it is the easier option, there are … Continue reading

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The Marketing Value of a Good Book Cover

An author may invest all the time, effort and fortune for writing, editing and publishing a book, but leaves very little for the cover design forgetting that the cover is the reader’s first impression of the book. For well-known authors, … Continue reading

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The Parts of an eBook

Over the years, I have learned more about eBook structure and components of an eBook. When it comes to the parts of an eBook, you need to do a little research on what readers expect from a standard eBook and … Continue reading

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How To Scan (Read) Non-Fiction

  How To Scan (Read) Non-Fiction Materials/Books For Rapid Reading Everyone does some reading every day. People read for three different reasons: For entertainment. To gather information. To further ones’ knowledge on a subject matter. Since most people read at … Continue reading

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Skimming, Scanning And Reading

Skimming, Scanning And Reading  Books and Other Materials Skimming Skimming is a reading technique that entails reading only main ideas within a text to get an overall impression of its content. It is not a haphazard process where one places … Continue reading

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Tips and tricks to become an avid reader

  Avid reader An avid reader is a person that gets so enchanted in the book they’re examining, their general surroundings obscure and vanishes and they transform into the characters in the book they’re understanding, they are there in the … Continue reading

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Evolution Of Thе Prіntеd Bооk

Aѕ bооkѕ have nоw reached thе 21st сеnturу wіth thе creation of thе іnсrеаѕіnglу popular е-bооk fоrmаt, we thought іt wоuld be a good іdеа tо take a lооk bасk аt thе lоng and іnvоlvеd history of thе humblе bооk. … Continue reading

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Advаntаgеѕ Of An Ebook

An ebook іѕ a book іn еlесtrоnіс format. It is dоwnlоаdеd tо a соmрutеr, PC, Mас, lарtор, tаblеt, smartphone or аnу оthеr kind оf reading dеvісе, аnd іѕ rеаd оn thе screen. It саn hаvе numbеrеd pages, tаblе of contents, … Continue reading

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Advantages of an old fashioned book

If you’re an avid reader like me, that can consume multiple books in a week or even a book a day when you have some free time, then you will probably have an appreciation for the good old paper book.  … Continue reading

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