Category Archives: Book Development

Q&A: Second Edition or Second Printing?

I will soon be doing a second printing of my book with some minor corrections such as punctuation, and a few word changes. Do you know if this would be considered a 2nd printing or 2nd edition, or still the … Continue reading

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Copyright Camp 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI

Are you interested in how copyright affects your professional life? Do you miss the fun and welcoming atmosphere of summer camp? Then join us at Copyright Camp, where we’ll provide a forum to discuss copyright and how it affects you … Continue reading

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Carolyn Scarborough – The Book Whisperer

On May 19th, 2011 Susan Violante and Alan E. Smith spoke with writing coach Carolyn Scarborough on the “Book Whisperer” — what one is and why you need one! Carolyn is a writing coach, who works with people to turn … Continue reading

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Walt Shiel – Print Book Design, Typesetting, and eBooks

On March 18th, 2010 Tyler R. Tichelaar and Victor R. Volkman spoke with veteran author and publisher Walt Shiel about some of the most confusing topics for the self-publishing newcomer: print book design, typesetting, indexing, and even eBook production. Walt’s publishing … Continue reading

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Irene Watson – Target Marketing for NonFiction Writers: Why Some People Won’t Read Your Book

On August 28th, 2009, Alan E. Smith, author of the award-winning “UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine” spoke with book marketing guru Irene Watson on the importance of considering target reader personas in the book writing process. Irene … Continue reading

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