Monthly Archives: April 2014

Marketing Your Book

Trying to distill the essence of marketing a book is like creating a system for winning the lottery. Here are a few perspectives of ours that, candidly, buck some of the notions presented in the hundreds of—mostly self-published—books on marketing

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The Most Common Writing Mistakes

Preparing a list of writing mistakes is a wild duplication of effort, as there are dozens of books, blogs, and fora to guide you. In this list, we provide a taste of what you should look for when self-editing. Also,

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Format for Submitting a Manuscript

While there is no absolute standard in the industry, the following specifications for preparing your manuscript will be acceptable to most agents and publishers, and is the format you must use for submissions to Comfy Chair Publishers. Whatever word processor

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Writers’ Must-Have Books on Writing

You have a reason for writing. If you’re compiling a memoir or a biography of a cherished relative for the benefit of friends and family, but have no interest in publishing to a wider audience, self-publishing is the best route.

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Self Editing: The First Draft is Only the Beginning

Once you’ve typed that last line, sit back, breathe deeply, and take great pride. Many people say, “I’d like to write a book,” but you’ve just accomplished what 99%+ never will. Whether your work will be published or not, you’ve

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