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5 Helpful Tips to Pursue Your Hobbies or Passions
12 Jan 2017

5 Helpful Tips to Pursue Your Hobbies or Passions

Is there a new hobby or project that you have been meaning to start, but haven’t? Maybe it’s practicing yoga, learning to cook Japanese food, or writing your first book. Whatever your passion, it’s easy to get distracted or busy dealing with life’s responsibilities, but our interests and passions are an important part of who we are. They’re worth exploring to the fullest. We all...

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New Year’s Resolution: Polish Your Writing Skills
10 Jan 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Polish Your Writing Skills

As a creative, we have to write so much more often than we’d like—that is, unless you’re a creative writer. From blog posts, to book introductions, to bios, to artist profiles, the writing is often as important as any image we create. The trouble is that that the mechanics of making good writing can feel foreign to those of us who are used to making...

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5 Tips for Better Instagram Photos on the Road
06 Jul 2016

5 Tips for Better Instagram Photos on the Road

The more you travel, the less you want to carry. Even though you’re on a great trip and want great photos to show for it, sometimes a lighter load is nice. The good news is that you really can get good quality photos with that small device you always have with you: your phone. Even though phone photography feels more casual, taking time to setup...

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How to Choose the Right Kind of Ebook
09 Jun 2016

How to Choose the Right Kind of Ebook

Imagine you’ve just finished your beautiful book in BookWright and are about to upload it. You’ve selected the perfect cover types and paper and would like to create an ebook as well. But which kind of ebook is right for your project? Fixed-layout, reflowable, or even PDF? In this post, I’ll talk about the differences between Blurb’s digital options and why you might want to...

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How to Market Your Self-Published Book
24 May 2016

How to Market Your Self-Published Book

Few things sell simply because they exist. When you’ve just spent yourself finishing a project, that can be hard to remember. It’s true: there’s a big difference between making your book and marketing it. Getting your book to sell might seem daunting, but it’s not impossible. You have to make a plan. Set Your Goals What defines success for your book? How many copies do...

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