6 Surefire Ways to Sell Your Book for First Time Authors

The chances are if you’re reading this you have either written your first book, about to have your book printed or you have a printed book and you’re looking to increase sales. Not everyone is going to have a huge marketing budget to put into their book but don’t worry, we have compiled a list of 5 simple ways you can increase exposure and start to sell your book.

1. Create a website

This should be one of the first things an author should be thinking about even before their book is finished. Having a website for not only your book, but you as an author is a great way to start to build up a following of your work. You can post regular blog posts to drive traffic and future readers to your website. A simple way to get started with a website is to visit www.godaddy.com. They have plenty of services to help anyone create a perfect website.

2. Create social media pages

Social media is an important way to reach potential readers and share your work with the world. Facebook and Twitter are two great platforms for authors to use to build up a fanbase and to create a large following. For Facebook, you will need to have a personal profile and then create a Facebook Page for either you as an author or for your book. You will then be able to add updates and news to your Facebook page to keep your readers up to date and keep them interested in you and your book.  Instagram can be another great platform to build awareness of your book and yourself as an author but it will take a bit more time and effort depending on what genre you are in. As Instagram is primarily an image-based social media platform, boring images will not work. You will have to be creative with what media to put on your profile. Some great Instagram profiles to follow are; Summersdale Publishers Alarm Eighteen and The Emma Press

3. Create an email list

An email list should follow on from your website and social media pages. Offering your readers a free chapter or two for their email address is priceless. Not everyone wants to take a chance with a first-time author so offering them a free chapter or two is a great way to get them hooked on your book. Plus with their email, if you have a second book lined up then you can send out some emails to your whole email list at once letting them know of your new book. To get started with creating an email list you can go to MailChimp and then head over to Nick Stephensons blog post “What do I put in my emails” for some fantastic ideas.

4. Paid promotion (Facebook)

This is something which you will have to think long and hard about. Paid promotion can be a great way to get your book in front of many people but it can cost a lot of money if it is not done correctly. You will want to have your email list created before any paid promotion is put in place in order to maximise your return on investment. With paid promotions such as Facebook, you can promote your book through advertisements on Facebook or other social media platforms, offer them a free chapter or two to get their email on your list. With your reader’s email address, you could offer the rest of the book at a discounted price, follow up for their opinions of the book and even promote upcoming books if you think they will appeal to them.

5. Guest post on other blogs

Guest blogging can be a great way to increase exposure for your personal brand and build up your fanbase. You will want to contact other bloggers and website owners that are in your niche that have a good following and offer them some content in return for a link to your website or your social media profiles. Ideally, you will have a list of topics that you could write for them along with content on your website to show off your knowledge in your niche. From these guest posts, you will be able to have your contact information for your website and social media pages that people can follow in they like your content.

6. Engage with your readers

Lastly, and the most import is to engage with your readers and build a community in your topic or genre. Make your readers feel like they are in your inner circle and they will keep coming back for more.

 

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A Self-Publishing Guide for First Time Authors

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At last, the late nights and early mornings have paid off. You have your manuscript finished. A text file on your computer with your best work. But now what? There is the option of contacting an agent and going down the traditional route of publishing your book or you can go down the path of self-publishing. To get more of an idea of self-publishing vs traditional publishing, take a look at our blog self-publishing vs traditional publishing.

So you have decided to self-publish your book and you are looking for some guidance. Fantastic. Having full control over your book can be a great feeling for a first-time author. All the decision making comes down to you. But where to start? Well, this is going to be a quick guide on how you can get your book published and available in bookshops worldwide without having to hand your manuscript over to a publishing company.

Edit Your Self-Published Manuscript

For a first time author, this can seem like quite a big deal. The majority of manuscripts get rewritten a number of times. The amount will depend on your goals and a reflection of who you are. Many authors are able to publish from their first draft while others will spend years perfecting their manuscript. Famous examples for rewriting include Leo Tolstoy, who rewrote the whole of War and Peace seven times, Robert Musil who worked on The Man Without Qualities for twenty-one years and left it unfinished when he died, and Ernest Hemingway, who wrote 47 different endings for A Farewell in Arms.

Proofreading

Now is a good time to contact friends and family that are interested in your writing and ask them to read your manuscript. Having a different pair of eyes read through your book can spot out potential errors in your writing that you have missed. If you go over the manuscript yourself, if you have been heavily editing it, you may not see the potential errors that others may. If you’re not ready to have your wor over to friend or family or you want a more professional touch on your book, you can pay for a proofreader. You should aim to find a proofreader in your particular genre and try and get some feedback from other clients and get some samples of their work. A professional proofreader can be in the region of £10 to £15 per 1000 so it is a good idea to do your homework on the individual or company you use.

Typesetting and page layout

After the proofreading has been completed your manuscript should be pretty much completed and ready to be typeset. This process involves getting your manuscript from your word processing document into a press-ready PDF file. Most modern word processing software will allow you to edit your document to the correct size for printing, adjust margins, add page numbers, add headers and footers and convert this file to a PDF file. However, the software that you use will have a big impact on how the final file will look.

Take a look at the image below;

The document on the left was created with Microsoft Word and the document on the right was created with Adobe InDesign. You can see how the Word file is unable to keep consistent spacing throughout the page. Indesign, on the right, keeps the text looking neat and professional with consistent spacing throughout.

Having your book professionally typeset can vary in price depending on how many images you have in your book and what type of genre it is. Novels tend to be the cheapest with only text ranging in price from £8 to £12 per 1000 words. If you need some more guidance on typesetting your book take a look at our post on How to Format a Book For Printing.

Cover Design

The majority of people do judge a book by its cover and your book will be no different. You need to think long and hard about what cover will represent your book the best. If you have some basic design experience you may be able to do this part yourself, if not then it would be best to get a professional design made. Thankfully through the sheer number of self-publishing authors, cover design services have fallen in price and it is not uncommon to get a lovely cover designed for as little as £99.  In order to get a cover designed, you will need to make sure you have your final book size, final page count and have an idea of what paper you would like your book printed on. With these three things, your cover designer will be able to create the perfect cover for your book. A great place to start looking for a cover design would be either Fiverr.com or 99Designs.co.uk.

Don’t forget the finished cover design should have a few very important pieces of information, the first being a title and subtitle, obviously, but also a well-written blurb and an ISBN and barcode. The ISBN can be purchased from Nielsen and then given to your designer to create the barcode.

Putting this all together you should now have a press-ready PDF file for the internal pages and a press-ready cover file. Both of these documents can now be passed onto your book printer. As with all things the work doesn’t stop there. If your aim for your book is to get it into the market and sell copies online or through a physical book store then there are further steps you need to complete. You can read more about this in part 2 – 6 Surefire ways to sell your book – Here.

All of this can seem like hard work, especially for a first-time author stepping into the world of book publishing. There are some companies that specifically help first-time authors who are classed as self-publishing companies. They are able to guide you through the whole process of publishing your book from start to finish. Self-publishing companies will normally charge you a set fee for producing your book but will not take any of the rights and more importantly not take any of the royalties that you are entitled to from any copies that are sold.

 

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Traditional Publishing Vs. Self-Publishing

Writing a book is a great achievement, but what do you do when it actually comes to publishing your book? Nowadays there are many options for authors looking to publish their book that it can become a real minefield.  

We look into the two main ways which are both rather popular with authors of today; Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing. Both have their good and bad points. One may suit one author where the other will suit another. There is no right or wrong way to getting your book out there, all that matters is what you want from it.

Traditional Publishing  

With traditional publishing, the author completes a manuscript, sends a query or proposal and their manuscript to a publishing house or agent. If the manuscript is first sent to an agent they will then send it on to potential publishers for the author, that is if they accept to take on the manuscript. Within a publishing house, an editor will read the manuscript and decide whether or not it is worth publishing.

If a publisher does decide to publish the authors work, they will buy the rights of the author and pay them in advance for any future royalties. Royalties being the percentage the author gets from the retail price of their book.

The publisher will then sort out all elements of the book including design, marketing and price.

Pros

  • Gives you the confidence that your writing is good enough to be published 
  • Easier to get your books in stores and shops
  • Have a professional team to back you
  • Literary prizes are more likely

Cons

  • Publishers take a percentage of your book sales
  • Slow process
  • Don’t have much control over the process
  • Only take on work that they believe is good enough
  • Low royalty rates

Self-Publishing

This type of publishing is a little different. With Self-Publishing the author is the publisher. The author has full responsibility for the book from the proofreading, to the design, to the selling. The author is in charge. People/Companies can be employed by the author to do such things with the book but all funding for the book must come from the author or in some cases authors may take part in events such as crowdfunding.

Pros

  • Have control over the whole process
  • The possibility to make more money
  • Publishing houses are likely to take more notice of self-published books
  • Higher royalties

Cons

  • Difficult
  • Sometimes isolating
  • You may find bookshops won’t accept self-published books.

Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing

We posted a poll up on our social media to see what our followers, both authors and publishers, thoughts were on the different routes of publishing. Whether they preferred Traditional or Self. The results showed there to be a 50/50 split.

One of our most loyal and long-standing customers, Goylake Publishing posted an interesting comment: “We think that books published by independent publishers and authors offer readers greater variety in terms of subject matter and story structure. It is argued that traditional publishers act as ‘gatekeepers’, but we would respectfully suggest that readers should be trusted with that role. Self-publishing has a long tradition – Dickens self-published some of his titles while many modern, well established, authors are now choosing the self-published route. As readers, we look for good books, regardless of the publisher, and we believe this trend is common amongst modern readers and will continue.”

Conclusion

Choosing the right publishing route is down to you. If you have the motivation and dedication to create, market and sell your book then great. If time isn’t a big issue and you feel you need more help then that’s fine too.  You just need to get a clear idea of exactly what you want from your book and what you are prepared to do.

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What’s the Difference between Hardcover vs Paperback Books?

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What is the better book for you Hardcover or Paperback?

In this post we will try to answer the question, what is better hardcover vs paperback? We will look over various points for both books, help you understand the difference between both books and help you come up with the right answer for your book. Here are some of the topics we will cover.

What is a paperback book?
What is a mass market paperback book?
What are the pros and cons of paperback book printing?
What is a hardcover book?
What are my options for hardback covers?
What is a Printed Paper Case (PPC) Hardcover book?
What is a Cloth Bound Wibalin Hardcover book?
What is a Dust Jacket?
What are the pros and cons of hardback book printing?
Paperback vs Hardcover books the Conclusion
When to consider a paperback book?
When to consider a hardcover book?

Should you print your book in a hardcover instead of a paperback? This is a question that many people will ask themselves when it comes to printing their book. Both paperback and hardcover books can look amazing and both can be right for your book.

We thought we would look into the pros and cons of both types to give you a helping hand in making this decision.

What is a paperback book? – AKA softcover

First we need to understand the meaning of a paperback book. The Cambridge Dictionary classes a paperback book as a book with a cover made of thick paper. The majority of printers will use a plain uncoated paper in the region of 240gsm which is roughly 0.5mm thick.

So a paperback book is a type of book with a softcover. This cover is then normally laminated with either matt or gloss lamination.

Sometimes the books are not laminated. This is when either the paperback cover is created from a coated paper (like you would find on a magazine), or if the book is for advance publicity copies.

Paperback books are a popular choice for many self-published authors and publishing companies. They offer a professional finish and provide a high-quality option for reduced weight and cost.

The majority of printed books sold are paperback books. Which answers the question – Are eBooks better than Paperbacks?

Printed books unit sales rose by 1.3% in 2018 over 2017 – Publishers Weekly

Paperbacks are used widely throughout the book industry whether it be a novel, poetry, children’s book or an autobiography; they suit all. This brings to the next big question.

What is a mass market paperback book?

So we know what a paperback book is, but what is a mass market paperback? Well as the term suggest mass market is for goods produced in large quantities.

So a mass market paperback book is your normal paperback book but produced for major bookstores and booksellers throughout the world. These are the type of books you see in your local supermarkets and high street bookshops.

A typical mass market paperback book will be around the B-Format book size (198 x 129mm – 8″ x 5″). They will have either a matt or gloss lamination and possible some embossing on the cover. 

These mass market books are produced in huge quantities, sometimes upwards of 200,000 at any one time for popular titles such as the Jack Reacher series which sells a single book every 9 seconds.

Mass market book printing is fantastic for printing large quantities of books at a very quick rate. You also get a lower unit cost than if you were printing shorter run books.

Not everyone has six figures to spend on the cost of mass market book printing. This is were short-run digital printing comes in.

You can have your paperback books printed at a low unit cost and not have to spend thousands on a large print run. The unit cost will not be as low as the mass market books but your paperback book will still be printed at the same quality – sometimes better. Get a quote and check out the prices for book printing here.

Whether it’s special paper, a specific effect on the cover or an unusual size, paperback book printing is here to stay and any paperback book can be produced to your own custom specification.

What are the pros and cons of paperback book printing?

Pros of a paperback book

  • Easy to carry around – they are a lot lighter than hardbacks, making them more portable.
  • Cost-effective – they are the cheapest book printing and binding option out there.
  • Flexible – they can be made into any sort of vision you have. 
  • Easy distribution – paperback books are accepted worldwide by almost every bookshop and book distributor.
  • Affordable to mail to customers – they can be sent by your normal local mail.

Cons of a paperback book

  • Susceptible to damage – as the covers are printed on the card, they can be damaged easily if they are not looked after.
  • Less profit margin – paperbacks are cheap to make but this also means there is more competition and you may have to sell your book for less.

What is a hardcover book? – AKA Hardback Book or Case Bound book.

A hardcover book is, as the term suggests, a book with a hardcover. They are often called hardback books but hardcover and hardback books are the same.

Comparing a hardback cover to a paperback cover is difficult as many book printers use many different materials. Hardcover books usually have a thick heavy card for the cover, between 2.5mm and 3.5mm thick.

Some children’s books have a much thicker and much more durable cover, sometimes upwards of 4mm thick. This is good for children’s books for younger readers as they need to be very durable.

For our hardcover books, we use a 2.7mm thick board made from card.

The covers on hardcover books are much thicker than paperbacks and it can make the book feel a lot more durable and give the hardcover a premium feel.

256 Hardcover Designs

What are my options for hardback covers?

Deciding on what cover options you would like for your hardcover book can be a little confusing at first. There are so many cover options and custom options.

There are really two main options to choose from – Printed Paper Case (PPC) Hardback and Cloth Bound Wibalin Hardback.

What is a Printed Paper Case (PPC) Hardcover book?

A printed paper case hardcover (aka Hardback / Case Bound) book is your normal hardback book where the cover is printed onto paper and then applied to the heavy card of the hardback. 

These type of books are usually the mass market hardcover equivalent.

The covers are normally printed on coated paper, such as matt, gloss or silk in the range of 110gsm to 150gsm. This cover is then wrapped around the hardcover boards and stuck to the card with an adhesive. 

Hardbacks with PPC Cover

You will see this type of hardcover in almost every bookshop. They are very popular and easy to make compared to the other type of hardback cover design. You can still have custom options with the printed paper case, embossing, debossing, foiling, head and tail bands, marker ribbons etc.

What is a Cloth Bound Wibalin Hardcover book?

A clothbound wibalin hardcover (aka Hardback / Casebound) is still your regular hardcover book but instead of having the printed paper case cover, it is a wibalin cover.

“Wibalin is a strong and very durable paper covering material. It is Britain’s No. 1 non-woven covering material, with specially impregnated long fibre pulps with dyed-through, lightfast colours, and extra strength and scuff resistance”. – Nordale Graphics.

The cloth is applied to the hardcover books in a similar way to the printed paper case bound books. Clothbound books tend to have a more premium feel than the regular hardcover bound books.

Clothbound hardcover books almost always come with some type of foiling applied directly to the cloth wibalin. The foiling can come in different colours and applied to the front cover and the spine of the book. 

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It is quite popular to have a dustjacket wrapped around any hardcover book that is clothbound.

What is a Dust Jacket?

A dust jacket is a type of cover that is wrapped around the hardcover and paperback book.

It is printed on similar material to the printed paper case which allows the dust jacket to be laminated and then wrapped around the hardcover. The dust jacket can have various custom printing options such as embossing, foiling and many more. 

Dustjackets need to wrap around the book and then wrap around the cover boards and have what is called a flap. The flap of the dust jacket wraps around to the inside of the book. The flaps on a dust jack usually extra information such as biography of the author and the blurb of the book.

30 Beautiful Vintage Dust Jackets

The good thing about dust jackets for your hardcover books is that when they start deteriorating you can print some more off very easily. This can keep you clothbound wibalin book in good condition and protect the foiling.

The demand for hardcover books has grown rapidly over the past couple of years with many people choosing hardbacks for a more ‘special’ feel.

With the number of choices you have with hardcover books – you really can make your book something to be very proud of.

What are the pros and cons of hardback book printing?

Pros for hardcover books

Cons for hardcover books

  • Price – there is a lot of work that goes into making a hardcover book so they tend to be more expensive than paperback books.
  • Can be heavy – the weight and the extra thickness that hardbacks have makes them a heavy product to carry around.
  • Longer production times – hardcovers require more human intervention especially with all the custom options available. This tends to increase production times on almost all hardcovers.
  • Higher shipping costs – with heavier weight materials and larger book sizes the shipping costs will be more.

Hardcover vs Paperback books the Conclusion

In all honesty, when answering the question if you should choose a hardback or a paperback book, it really depends on what you want from your book as to what form of book you go for.

When to consider a paperback book?

  • You want a cheaper mass market book for high quantity run lengths.
  • You want to minimise on shipping costs
  • You need advance publicity copies for promotion
  • You want to test the waters in a new niche
  • You need a print on demand service

When to consider a hardcover book?

  • You are in no rush to get your book to market and have a lot of custom options
  • You want a unique and premium feel to your book
  • You want to have a special book for pre-orders
  • You want to give family and close friends a special edition of your book
  • You want to release a special edition of your book to the main market

If you are looking for an affordable book that is easy to produce and get to market quickly then a paperback may be your best bet.

However, if you are looking for a more special, high end feel to the book and are not too worried about portability, then hardbacks are the way to go.

Some people decided to print both hardback and paperback books. They may go for more paperbacks than hardbacks and then promote the hardbacks as being a special edition.

This is not difficult to do as generally the text is the same in both the hardback and the paperback book. It is just the cover that needs slight editing to fit the hardback.

At the end of the day having your book printed in a hardback or a paperback book is a great achievement and something you should feel proud of.

   

   

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Quotes for Writing Inspiration

A new writing year is here and it has brought with it the annual quasi-promises people usually bear whilst entering the new year that this one is going to be different; going to be better. Sad thing is most of those promises fall through in the first month. We are pretty sure that often within these promises is the vow to write a novel, at least for some.  

A few months pass and the idea is still just, well, still just an idea. Well, we are wanting you to stop putting it off and start writing. Now is as good as time than ever, right?

You’re probably thinking  — crikey, I’m not ready for this —  but when are you ever going to be ready? Getting words down on paper can be scary, sure, but it’s a challenge you must overcome! Today, we are here to guide you with the help of some well-known writers.

They have been in your position and made it. Now it’s your turn. Capitulating is not an answer. We have turned to the writers to give you the motivation and inspiration you need to get that book started read these quotes for writing inspiration.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was the young girl who was in hiding during World War II. Throughout her furtive time she documented what her life was like. This happened until August 1944 when they are found and arrested. Now her diary is one of the most famous and bestselling books of all time.

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C.S.Lewis

Mainly known for writing the classics The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S Lewis was one of the most influential and intellectual authors of the twentieth century.  Having written and published over 30 books throughout his lifetime and selling over 100 million copies of Narnia, which has now also been turned into three highly acknowledged films.

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William Faulkner

William Faulkner was an American writer whose work ranged from novels to essays. Mainly recognised for his novels, screenplays, and short stories, Faulkner wasn’t widely known until 1949 when he received a Noble Prize in Literature “for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel.”

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Stephen King

Stephen King, also known as The King of Horror, is the well decorated American writer who’s released more than fifty worldwide bestsellers. His books focus on fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, and science fiction.  Many of them we are sure you have heard of; The Shining and IT ring a bell? We think he is probably one of the best horror writers of all time. And trust us, his books are a lot scarier than the films.

quotes for writing inspiration

J.K.Rowling

J.K.Rowling is a British novelist and screenwriter; best known for being the author of worldwide best selling books, Harry Potter. She has sold more than 400 million copies and has won multiple awards. It wasn’t all plain sailing for Rowling though. She had quite a rough and tough life but she channelled her feelings and experiences into writing Harry Potter. And look how successful they and she are now.

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou; writer, poet, autobiographer, storyteller, civil rights activist, and most notably Hollywood’s first female black director. Maya’s most famous work, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, is a must. A year before she passed away she was awarded an honorary Literarian award for her contributions to the literary community.

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George Orwell

He is one author that gave his readers a real insight into what it would be like if the government controlled every detail of a person’s life. Many of his ideas and opinions still live on many years after his death. One of his phrases that we are sure many of you will know is ‘Big Brother is watching you.‘ George was known as a journalist, author, critic, and novelist. His novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four have both been turned into films.

quotes for writing inspiration

Roald Dahl

Charlie and The Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe BFGJames and The Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr.Fox; any of these ring a bell? These are just a few of the beloved children’s book Roald Dahl wrote. Dahl has been described as the Worlds No.1 storyteller who is loved for his creative and memorable characters. During his lifetime he stated that his mission was to ‘amaze, thrill and inspire.’ Even to this day, his books are still a popular choice for children and parents.

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R.L.Stine

“I just like to scare people” one of Stine’s most recognised quotes. Known best for his Goosebumps books, which in 2015 was turned into a film starring Jack Black as R.L.Stine. He has sold over 400 million copies with many of them being translated into 35 languages. 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the Goosebumps series.

George R.R. Martin

Some of you may recognise this man as being the author of A Song of Ice and Fire which the award-winning and very popular TV series, Game of Thrones was based upon. His work has previously been compared with J.R.R. Tolkien’s but with a much more darker, grittier feel to it. People say his books are the ultimate fantasy for grown-ups.

Dr.Seuss

Dr.Seuss, author and illustrator.  He is an all-time favourite when it comes to Children’s books. Some of his bestsellers include The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and How The Grinch Stole Christmas (one of our favourites). Many of his books have been made into films and remakes.

Agatha Christie

Born in the local town of Torquay, Agatha Christie was a writer, playwright, and a great surfer (bet you weren’t expecting that). She is best known for her detective novels and popular characters: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Her novels were a huge success and so were her plays; The Mousetrap is the World’s longest running play.

Ann Patchett

Some of you may not have heard of Ann Patchett. She is an American author who has written for many publications. In 2011 Ann opened the independent bookstore, Parnassus Books with friend and publisher Karen Hayes. Her most well-known work includes Bel Canto, State of Wonder, and The Patron Saint of Liars which was turned into a film adaption/TV film. Ann also received the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, inventor, and environmental activist. She also made the shortlist for the Booker Prize five times. Recently the film and novel The Handmaid’s Tale were made into a TV version which was hailed the best TV show of the year in 2017.

quotes for writing inspiration

These quotes for writing inspiration have helped us and we hope their background stories have given you the motivation to get that book written. Remember if you ever need your book printed or need ideas on your books looks give us a call or visit our website.

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