Category Archives: Mindset

The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Getting Reviews

Everyone knows we authors need reviews. The more the merrier. And everyone knows they are hard to get. After all, it means that the reader has to take action beyond enjoying that story. And it means we have to ask … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Cover Creation

I know. Covers are hard. That’s what we’re being taught, and maybe that’s also backed up by experience with graphics programs. I’ve been there. There’s one graphics program that I could work intuitively. And I still use it from time … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Formatting

Once your story has been edited enough (and really, don’t spend too much time on that), you will want to get it ready for publishing. And that means formatting. Ebook formatting has become very easy. Tools like Jutoh or Vellum … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Editing

Editing is another part of writing and self-publishing that’s full of pitfalls. I’m sure you heard some of this: Every book must be edited And that’s true. It’s unlikely to get through writing a story without making some mistakes. But … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Self-Publishing

The entire publishing world changed dramatically – although people wouldn’t realize that until a couple of years later – when Amazon introduce the Kindle and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) in 2007. Now, ten years later, there are several platforms that … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – The Query Letter

For generations of authors, the query letter has been the biggest source of stress, frustration and desperation. It’s the largest emotional obstacle to getting traditionally published. Why? Because so much is riding on it. If you get it right and … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Agents

If you want to be traditionally published, with a contract and an advance, and all that, in all likelihood, you’ll need to work with an agent. That’s because most traditional publishers are still using agents to do quality control on … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Finding a Publisher

Let’s assume you have decided that your novel is good enough, and you want to find a traditional publisher for it. That’s an awesome step. Congratulations. You just got much closer to being a real author. Because getting your book … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Introduction

I’m starting a new blog series on all the blocks and pitfalls of mindset during the process of publishing your book – because it is a central topic destined to create such blocks, fears and nightmares for any author. In … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Conclusion

I hope I could show you that there are many, many “good” reasons for you to feel blocked when you want to write. And even though all those reasons are “in the mind”, they don’t mean you’re lazy or mad. … Continue reading

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