Bob Rapoza

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How to Develop a Street Team for Your Book

I’ve been asked multiple times about building and maintaining a street team, from what a team encompasses to the various benefits for an author. …

Writing

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Travel

How to Get Your Self-Published Books Into Bookstores and Libraries – The 8 Key Steps to Retail Book Sales

<i>In this free step-by-step guide, book buyer and book distribution expert Amy Collins shares the 8-step process every self-published author must go</i> …

Book Cover Design: How can indie authors do it best?

Book Cover Design: A Definitive Author's Guide<p><i>[Updated March 22, 2018]</i><p>A great book cover design, at its most basic level, is something that will help …

Writing

How to Get Your Book Distributed: What Self-Published Authors Need to Know

Photo credit: The City of Toronto / CC BY<b>Note from Jane:</b> This post is part of a 101 series on self-publishing. Visit this post for background on how …

Writing

16 Ways to Increase Your Author Earnings and Earn a Full-Time Income as an Author

If you want to take your passion for writing and turn it into a career that will actually support you and your family, or maybe just give you a …

Have You Created Your Sell Sheet?

“A sell sheet?” you ask. Yup, a true sell sheet. It can be for your book, you as the author, your expertise … how about you as a speaker … on your …

Writing

How to Find the Best Book Cover Designer

Do you need a great book cover designer?<p>In this article, I’m going to walk you through the process of finding, selecting and hiring the best book …

Travelers

The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

Diabetes

5 Creativity-Boosting Habits For People Who Can’t Stand Routines

Not all routines have to be structured to be useful. Sometimes it’s better if they aren’t.<p>Scientific research has already uncovered some surprising facts about how creativity works. And this time of year especially, there’s ample advice out there for those looking to adopt new and better habits and …

Creativity

4 Things Every Writer Thinks While Working on a Book

I turned in my sixth book to my editor two weeks ago. I thought that at this point I would be over the rambling fears that seem to plague every young writer. I’m not young anymore. I’m forty-one, which I’m pretty sure Jay-Z says is the new thirty-one.<p>But even so, I still find myself thinking the …

Prayer to St. Monica: Help my child turn to Christ!

"Your son, Augustine, wandered, too..."<p>Beloved Saint Monica, Mother of the great saint, Augustine of Hippo — Father and Doctor of the Church — had …

9 Magazines that Pay $200+ Per Article

As part of my weekly effort to find paid publishing opportunities for writers, here’s a list of nine magazines that pay up to $200 per article, and …

How to Write a Fiction Book Blurb That Sells (Not Just Another Boring Synopsis)

Are you frustrated with trying to write a compelling and interesting fiction book blurb?<p>Does it take up a lot of your time and still doesn’t sound …

What No One Tells You About Page Proofs, Blurb Requests and More

We’ve all heard the middle of a manuscript referred to as “the muddle in the middle”—a nod to the challenge in sustaining momentum between the …

Writing

SPF-031: Creating a Bestselling Book Cover – with Stuart Bache

Categories: Podcast<p>There are many book cover creators and designers out there but none with the expertise and experience of today’s guest on the …

Follow These 3 Savvy End-of-Year Tax Tips

Once I became a business owner, I developed a curious obsession for paying as little in taxes as possible. Despite knowing better, I’d find myself scrambling toward the end of each year to buy a bunch of extra crap (even a new car!) that I didn’t really need, all to maximize my business expenses …

8 Magazines that Pay Writers $200+ Per Article

The following is a list of magazines that accept submissions from freelance writers. Included is a variety of publications that cover a wide variety …

How to Perfect Your Submission: Tips From a Publisher

<i>Scott Pack is Associate Editor at Unbound, the world’s first crowdfunding publisher. He is also co-founder of Abandoned Bookshop, an ebook imprint</i> …

Writing

Opportunities for Writers: October and November 2016

Each month we aim to provide a helpful round-up of writing competitions, fellowships, publication opportunities and more for writers at all stages of …

Career Development

The Hidden Secrets Of Malta's Ancient Temples

The Megalithic temples of Malta are the oldest standing stone structures which remain to us from ancient times. Excellently preserved they dated back …

“This is how, I, as Pope, welcome homosexual people and transsexuals”

“As Pope I continue to accompany people who have a homosexual inclination and who practice homosexuality,” Francis said in response to journalists’ …

Divorce

20 Summer Destinations That Are So Much Better in the Fall

Goodbye, crowds and sweltering heat — hello, bliss.<p>When everyone thinks of vacation, their minds almost automatically jump to June, July and August. But once you visit these top summer destinations in the <i>fall</i>, you'll wonder why you ever braved the crowds and heat to begin with.

Rhode Island

The Best Camping Close to Downtown Los Angeles

When you think about visiting Los Angeles, camping may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But while L.A’s main claim to fame may not be its …

Self-publishing News: Flying High | Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onSeptember 23, 2016 in Self-Publishing News<p>Last weekend I had the privilege of talking about editing at the Triskele Lit Fest, a wonderful event …

Writing

From a cave of giant crystals in Mexico to the grass bridges of Peru: 6 world wonders you've never heard of

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, new book <i>Atlas Obscura</i> celebrates over 600 of the most curious and unusual destinations around the …

South America

10 Exotic Beach Resorts You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Go off the tourist trail and sun yourself on the sands loved by the locals.<p>Greece and Spain might be home to some glorious coastlines but if it’s …

Sri Lanka

Crutch Words Become Active Verbs

<i>“Watching is just a really boring verb. If you cut it, you can almost always use a cooler verb that paints a clearer picture.”- Naomi Hughes</i><p>Crutch …

Creative Writing

15 islands that are totally underrated

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