Ida Smith

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10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and …

Motivation

Barnes & Noble launches new publishing platform

Barnes & Noble is replacing its self-publishing platform, PubIt, with a new system presumably designed to make publishing with the bookseller easier than doing so with rival Amazon.<p>Nook Press lets authors compose the book within the platform, instead of requiring them to upload a file and convert …

A Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing

As you probably know, self-published books can sell as many copies as those that are traditionally-published, and sometimes even more so!<p>Although luck does plays a huge part -- being in the right place at the right time -- good writing, along with professional editing and design are also essential, …

Writing

I Planted My Self-Published Book on Barnes & Noble's Shelves... And People Bought It

When I self-published my book, <i>The New American Road Trip Mixtape</i>, in December, I knew there was pretty much zero chance bookstores would sell it. I was a relative nobody (beyond a blog that gets a million-plus page views per year), I had a not-so-unique storyline (young writer goes on road trip to …

Barnes & Noble

Getting Your Self-Published Book Into Bookstores And Libraries With Debbie Young

Many authors want to get their self-published books into physical bookstores and libraries as well as being allowed into literary organizations. In …

8 Positive Ways to Raise Your Vibrations for Complete Healing

<b>Do you want to be completely healed? i.e. mind, body, heart and soul healed.</b> One of the most imperative steps towards healing yourself completely is …

Meet the grumpy puppy who never smiles no matter how many times you pet him

You might be fed up with work or your weight, or just down in the dumps - but chances are you're not as grumpy as this pup.<p>Move over net sensation …

Review: Why Dr. Seuss’s What Pet Should I Get? is the most important work of cultural criticism this year

To those cynics who suggest that the publication of a dead (or dying) author's bottom-drawer material is often nothing more than an unrepentant cash grab, I offer the following. Discovered shortly after Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) passed away in 1991, <i>What Pet Should I Get?</i> was likely written …