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Science Says: Reading is Good For You

For years, reading has been considered an intellectual pastime. But now, science has confirmed that it is good for you beyond sharpening your mind.

For years, reading has been considered an intellectual pastime. But now, science has confirmed that it is good for you beyond sharpening your mind. Here are some scientifically-proven reasons to read as much as possible. Read more »

Pitching Your Book Proposal: What You Need to Include

Whether you already are a self-published author or just getting started, you need to know how to create a book proposal.

Whether you already are a self-published author or just getting started, you need to know how to create a book proposal. Although you may dream of writing the next bestseller that takes bookstore shelves by storm before becoming the surprise blockbuster hit next summer, you may have to temper your expectations. Starting out as a freelance writer or ghostwriter can help you get noticed by printers and publishers. Read more »

4 Things to Avoid When You Are Preparing Book Artwork

The artwork you include in your next book can help enhance the storytelling. That being said, there are numerous mistakes you need to stay clear of when preparing book artwork.

The artwork you include in your next book can help enhance the storytelling. Whether your book is a work of fiction or nonfiction, the artwork on the cover and at the start of each chapter can help make an enormous difference in projecting images into the reader’s mind of what is happening. That being said, there are numerous mistakes you need to stay clear of when preparing book artwork. Read more »

The Power of Summer Reading

You cannot deny the power of summer reading. Encouraging your children to keep reading even once the school year is over has numerous benefits.

With the school year about to end, your kids may decide that they are done with books for three months. However, you cannot deny the power of summer reading. Encouraging your children to keep reading even once the school year is over has numerous benefits. Let’s find out more. Read more »

The Art of Putting Page Numbers in Your Newest Book

Follow this advice to start mastering the art of putting page numbers into your book.

Once your latest novel manuscript has been accepted for publication, there are two essential elements you will need to consider. The first is the artwork that will illustrate the story you’re trying to tell, and the second is how you will insert your page numbers. Follow this advice to start mastering the art of putting page numbers into your book. Read more »

Advice for Self-Published Authors: Crafting A Title

Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, a book meant to appeal to as many readers as possible needs to have a catchy title. For self-published authors, that can be more difficult than at first glance.

Even established and famous authors will occasionally struggle with a title for their book. Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, a book meant to appeal to as many readers as possible needs to have a catchy title. For self-published authors, that can be more difficult than at first glance. Here is some helpful advice for crafting a title for your next book project. Read more »

Are You Considering PUR Adhesive for Your Next Book Project?

Consider using PUR Adhesive to help bind your next book project.

After publishing several books, you might feel like you know what to expect. Consequently, you will also be looking forward to something different. Consider using PUR Adhesive to help bind your next book project. If it is a softcover book that you are interested in getting perfect bound, then this might be the right method for you to choose. Read more »