The Finish Your Book Blog

Amazed at Amazon's Support for Authors

Amazed by Amazon’s Author Focus

Amazon, the book retailing behemoth feared by publisher’s and author’s alike appears to have chosen sides in the modern publishing war and it seems that David (a.k.a the powerless author’s) it the beneficiary. As we shift to a digital distribution and acquisition model for books, meaning that the majority of books will be discovered and purchased online, even if the actual book bought is a physical rather than en electronic book, the need to make your titles ‘discoverable’ increases exponentially.

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Finish Your Book: Education for Aurthors and Writers

Welcome Budding Authors!

Finish Your Book – is the place to get expert advice on the complicated world of writing, publishing, selling and promoting your book! Read on to find out more . . .

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Book Proposal Basics: Finish Your Book Writing Classes

Evening Class: Book Proposal Basics

Book Proposal Basics: A Workshop with Finish Your Book on Wednesday, May 9th 7:30pm-9:30pm. Multiple award-winning author and Book Midwife Gemini Adams will explain the essential elements of creating a powerful book proposal to present your fiction or nonfiction book to agents and publishers.

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Bestselling Book Cover Design: Top Tips

Top Tips for Designing Your Book Cover

Yes, people do judge a book by its cover. Your cover is important to your book’s success. On average, a bookstore browser (that includes online book browsers) spends under 8 seconds looking at the front cover and 10 seconds looking at the back cover. Not much time to make a sale, particularly if your cover […]

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Sign of The Times: Barnes and Noble in the Bargain Bucket!

We’ve all seen it coming. Slowly at first. But recently the Digitization of Publishing has taken off like a rocket! First it was the online book stores, Amazon and Co, who crippled the indie bookstores, now it’s iPads and Apple who are rapidly contributing to the transformation of the book-to-consumer distribution model. Eventually, we will […]

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This Weekend for LA Writers . . .

If you are in LA this weekend, (22nd August) then come and check out the UCLA Writer’s Faire with FREE panels, classes and workshops hosted by their extension program teachers. Plus, tons of free advice, groups and communities to join and a lot more . . . P.S. I’ll be there!

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