Working With Beta Readers

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Episode 5 of Mark Coker’s Apple Podcasts is about working with beta readers – A very important part of every writer’s process. Or it should be.

In this episode you’ll learn how to recruit beta readers, how to craft your questionnaire to collect the right feedback, and you’ll learn time-saving strategies to complete the round with minimal hassle.

Here are links to access the podcast:

Happy writing and editing!

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Self-Publishing But Were Afraid to Ask

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Mark Coker of Smashwords fame has come out with FREE, yes, FREE apple podcasts on self-publishing. I’ve had a sneak peek at the first 5 (he’s going to have new ones each month) and they are helpful to all authors, whether  you have yet to publish or you already have a few books out there.

And who can’t argue with FREE education!

Mark has been working in the ebook publishing world for many years and he sincerely has the author’s interest in mind. This is just such an example of what he’s done to promote indie publishing. So click on this link: Apple Podcast, or the image above and take a listen. It is well worth your time.

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Avoid the 30% Tax Withholding for Non-US Self Publishers

This is a very important post for those who live outside of the US. I had no clue! Thanks Dave and Marta!

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Reduce Amazon Tax withholdings by 30 percent and set up an ACX account if you’re a non-US authors and increase your Kindle royalties in 5 easy steps.

Source: Avoid the 30% Tax Withholding for Non-US Self Publishers

What is a Tautology Anyway

Grammarbook.com is a great resource for writers and today I learned my one new thing – the word Tautology: a statement in which you repeat a word, idea, etc., in a way that is not necessary

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Want to get in on the tautology debate, or just learn more about them – Read more here:
Source: Striking the Surplus from Tautologies (Follow-Up 2

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Ironclad Book Copyright Page Examples that will Protect You!

Dave Chesson gives some great information and links related to book copyright and a copyright page. – Thanks Dave for making it so clear!

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Access our free book copyright page example as well as learn how to create a book copyright page for your book so as to protect yourself.

Source: Ironclad Book Copyright Page Examples that will Protect You!

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Four Ways of Expressing Love in Your Screenplay 

For you screenplay (or stage play) writers out there. Some insight about the subtlety (or lack there of) of showing affection on screen from Travis Maiuro.

Source: Four Ways of Expressing Love in Your Screenplay – The Script Lab