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[VIDEO] How to Publish Your Book: Three Great Options

I don’t know about you, but I like to have options. When it comes to getting your book published, you may think there’s only one option available to you. How wrong you are!   There are, in fact, three great publishing options available to aspiring authors today. You...

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The Topic For Your Self-Help Book Is Right In Front of You

About 10 years ago a psychic/intuitive whose books I was editing told me my guides had a message for me. He said, “They say you’re going to have a big organization.” “It’s going to be online.” “It will be kind of like ‘Kelly Notaras University.’ Not exactly that, but...

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[VIDEO] Your Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a Literary Agent

It’s one of the great mysteries of the publishing process. Will I find an agent to represent my book? How do I even start looking for one? What specifically are literary agents looking for?   I often say that finding a literary agent is like finding a best friend. You...

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Why You Should Find an Editor BEFORE You Start Writing

If you’re an independent spirit like me, you might feel like: You should “already know how to write a book.” Asking for help before you’ve completed a first draft means you’re “not a real writer.” You might think that “real authors don’t need help.” I totally...

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Pen Name

Let’s face it: Putting a book into the world can be a vulnerable thing. You’re putting your words…your story…your ideas…dare I say your heart, right out there. And if you’re lucky and do your job right, people are going to read it! And judge it! And most...

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[VIDEO] What the Best Memoirs Have in Common

More than half the authors we work with at kn literary arts are writing their own stories. Whether for their heart, their art, or in hopes of becoming a bestseller. Life is asking for their experience to make it to the page and into the world. Alas, too often these...

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Quick Start Guide to Building Your Author Platform

As an aspiring author, there is (no joke) so much you could be doing at any given moment. But perhaps nothing is as freaky-scary-frustrating to new authors as the concept of building a platform. Your “platform” is the audience that’s ready and waiting to buy your book...

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[VIDEO] Why Done Is Not Good Enough for a Book

Not long ago a friend told me she had someone she wanted to introduce me to. Let’s call this person Cathy. Cathy, my friend told me, had just published a book! As an editor, I’m intimately aware of how much time, effort and energy it takes to cross the threshold from...

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