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Finalizing your manuscript for the editor

Finalizing your manuscript for the editor

The most important thing for a writer is, of course, to write. To publish your book, you first need to write your manuscript. Once your manuscript is done, next comes the editing — followed by cover design and book layout, printing, and marketing. To make sure your...

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Why you need to know your target readership

Why you need to know your target readership

“Who is your target readership?” It sounds like a question straight out of a marketing pamphlet. But it’s a question every author would benefit from asking as early on as possible in their writing process. The answer will not only affect how you plan to sell your...

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Colour reproduction

Colour reproduction

Interview with Simon Dulac, founder of Rapido Books Proper colour reproduction can sometimes be difficult. Why is that? I’ve spent over thirty years working in photoengraving, in offset as well as digital printing, and I can tell you that colour reproduction is a...

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Getting Published in Canada

Getting Published in Canada

On November 30th I attended the annual Pop-Up Book Fair, organized by the AELAQ (Association of English-Language Publishers of Quebec) in Montreal. One of their panels, titled "Getting Published in Quebec", featured panelists Dimitri Nasrallah (Esplanade Fiction, an...

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4 ways readers can support indie authors

4 ways readers can support indie authors

Supporting indie authors by shifting our consumer habits   Today’s indie author movement has arisen mainly for two reasons: first, built-up disillusion and frustration with a publishing industry that doesn’t do right by authors, and second, the development of...

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