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Why You Don’t Want To Use a Pen Name

The Nom de Plume A pen name, or nom de plume, is the pseudonym an author uses to conceal their true identity. Famous authors will often use a pen name when writing in another genre than that which they are known for. Sometimes famous people will use a pen name because they do not want the book to be associated with what they do, or they might  not want to use their fame to sell the book. So should you use a pseudonym? It is probably not a...

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Should I Copyright My Book??

I am often asked about Copyright. Writers are fearful that someone is going to steal their work. In today’s post, I’ll talk about Copyright and how to register. To Copyright or not to Copyright? One of the first things new authors ask is how to copyright their material. It is not necessary to register the copyright in order to have protection in Canada. The symbol, author name and year give protection. Many authors want to...

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How To Self Publish Without Spending a Lot of Money

We all know that self-publishing can be expensive.  It costs money for editing, formatting, cover design, and the biggest cost – printing books. This can be daunting for a writer who does not have much cash. But there are ways to self-publish your book without spending a lot of money. Let’s look at some of them.  Editing While I am a strong believer in having your work professionally edited, I recognize that there are those of...

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7 Reasons to Self Publish!

You have written a book and no one wants to publish it. Why would you do it yourself? Here are 7 good reasons to self-publish your own book. 1. You design the cover. All trade publishers have their own designers and you have no control over what your book will look like. 2. You choose the title. The editor assigned to your book will choose the title and you have will have no input or control over what they choose. 3. You choose the price....

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