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10 Online Resources & Websites to Help You Write Your Own Story
13 Aug 2018

10 Online Resources & Websites to Help You Write Your Own Story

Just like any craft or task, having the right tools for the job can make writing your own story much easier. There are myriad online resources and websites out there to help with every aspect of story writing, from plot development to editing. We’ve picked a few of our favorite websites to help you get started, improve your writing, develop your characters, and learn how...

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Behind the Book with Sylvie Lee
09 Aug 2018

Behind the Book with Sylvie Lee

When artist and designer Sylvie Lee began sketching the state flowers of America, it was simply a personal creative challenge to practice her drawing skills. Just a few months later, Sylvie’s botanical sketches have been transformed into a beautiful coloring book and set up for sale. We caught up with her to find out more about the journey from doodle to self-published coloring book. 1....

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The Enduring Power of Magazines
07 Aug 2018

The Enduring Power of Magazines

Every serious photographer wants a book. After all, historically, the book represents acceptance and credibility at the highest level. But right alongside the precious and almighty book lies the magazine, a simple yet strategic print vehicle, that even in 2018, has a true grip on the photographic community. I still encounter many young photographers who, when questioned about their future, reply “I want to be...

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A Magazine Can Be …
02 Aug 2018

A Magazine Can Be …

Despite the increasing prevalence of digital content, the print magazine continues to be a popular format for professionals across the creative industry. The secret to its enduring success? Its capacity to be whatever you need or want it to be. Magazine Ideas: … A Portfolio Give your next pitch or job interview an edge with a portable showcase of your best work—one that can be...

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How Long Does It Take to Write a Book?
02 Aug 2018

How Long Does It Take to Write a Book?

The key to completing any book is breaking it into smaller, manageable parts, and then scheduling the work on those smaller parts. Self-publishing a book is no different. When you break it down, it might surprise you how fast you can write a book. So how fast can you reasonably expect a book to take? The answer is 2-3 weeks, minimum. Whether you’re making a fiction...

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How to Sell Your Magazine for Profit
01 Aug 2018

How to Sell Your Magazine for Profit

Magazines have historically been the best marriage between commerce and content. They were some of the first publications to be sold to a mass-market, and they were the chosen format of some of the first and most-dedicated self-publishers. To this day, the zine world boasts some of the most loyal followers and regularly sold-out runs of collectible publications. But self-published magazines are no longer narrowed...

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