6 Simple Steps to Picking Your Perfect Title

First impressions are very important.

Whether it’s you walking into an important meeting, or someone seeing your book for the first time, the person viewing you or your book will form an opinion at first sight.

It’s just human nature. It’s how we create memories.

If you want people to notice and buy your book, you need to make a good first impression.

Walk into any bookstore or even your local library, and you’ll notice the colors of the books first.

Depending on what you are looking for, different colors will appeal to you. Take cookbooks, for example.

Many of today’s “healthy eating” cookbooks are either white or earth tone, while those for baking may incorporate pink – like frosting, which isn’t always healthy.

As you get closer to the books, you’ll start to read titles. Once again, first impressions will be important. Book titles need to be short, concise and convey the book’s message.

Not everyone will take time to read the book back matter, or even the subtitle if the title doesn’t grab them first.

What’s the best strategy for picking book titles?

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40 Motivating Quotes About Writing

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Step into any elementary school classroom on Career Day and you’re bound to find at least one child whose sole goal in life is to be a writer.

Maybe they know someone who writes, or maybe they just have a story to tell — whatever the reason, they feel life will be incomplete if they can’t write when they grow up. Did I just describe you?

Many a high school newspaper has been started on the side, anonymously, by a quiet teenager who is observant. The need to prove their abilities keeps their articles ethical.

The insatiable desire to write about what they see, either as fact or fiction, keeps them up at night. Perhaps this was you?

Type the word “blog” into any search engine, along with whatever topic interests you, and you’re bound to find people who write for a living — or live to write — or both.

It doesn’t matter when the writing bug bites you, as long as you succumb to the desires and begin writing.

If you don’t, you end up feeling like something in life is missing.

Enjoy these 40 Motivating Quotes About Writing:

Pick one of these famous writing quotes to help you get started writing:

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How To Use The Rule Of 30,000 To Make A Profit On Amazon

How to Use the Rule of 30,000 to Make a Profit on Amazon

Perhaps you’re one of the thousands of people bitten by the writing bug who would love to make a living from writing books all day.

Can it be done? Absolutely!

The world of publishing has changed dramatically in the last ten years. Self-publishing your book doesn’t have the negative reputation it once did. In fact, thousands of authors have self-published because it gives them more control over their work and a greater share of the profits.

Some self-published authors have received movie deals and created seven figure royalties, not to mention millions of readers who now recognize the author’s name and enjoy their work.

Amazon has given self-published authors the necessary tools and resources to edit, format and distribute their books to readers around the world.

Not only can authors track sales with up-to-date rankings and analytics, but they can also research and choose a profitable niche by understanding the 30,000 Rule in Amazon’s Best Seller rankings.

Wait … You had no idea you could predetermine profitable book niches?

Read on to discover how to use the Amazon Best Seller rank – 30,000 rule:

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Hiring the Right Book Editor

You’ve spent a lot of time writing your book — now, make sure it’s the best it can be by hiring an editor.

Working on a book or novel is a labor of love. You spend hours, days, months or maybe even years working on your story. You pour your heart and soul into it.

If you’re a fiction writer you’ve meticulously created your world and developed each of the characters.

Your story has a great arc, and the climax is heart-stopping. After editing it numerous times on your own, you’re now ready to show it to the world.

Before hitting the upload button, we strongly encourage you to consider hiring a professional editor to go through your work.

Sure, you’ve gone through it with a fine-toothed comb, but there are still things you’ve overlooked.

As the author, you are too close to your work and know it too well to see all the little issues. By having a fresh set of eyes look over your masterpiece, your book will become so much better.

Bah! you might be thinking. Readers won’t care if your book isn’t grammatically correct. Your content is interesting enough that a few mistakes will be easy to overlook.

That might be true for a few readers. After all, not all books are 100 percent perfect. Mistakes still happen.

However, there are many readers who will notice every error, and they might point that out in with a negative review.

Here at Authority Pub, that is not a chance that we’re willing to take.

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The 5 Best Morning Routines for Writers

Best Morning Routines for Writers

Have you ever felt like the first hour of the morning sets you on a direct trajectory towards the rest of your day?

You’re either “up and at ’em” and ready to conquer the world, or you’re…well…you’re physically present, but your mind is somewhere else.

Whether it’s still asleep or just dreaming of your future vacation days, you just cannot seem to focus.

No matter how you feel when you wake up, do you maintain a normal morning routine?

As a writer, you may not tend to think in a “routine” way. Rather, you are likely to think out-of-the-box or creatively.

You probably like to take a few unexpected turns throughout the day and even fear to fall into a predictable set of behaviors.

However, successful writers know that implementing a morning routine often makes you more productive when it comes time to sit down and write.

So, what’s a good routine and how strict does it have to be? It can certainly be flexible; it’s important to find a routine that’s right for you.

Not every routine is perfect for every person, and not everyone is on the same schedule.

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Why You Should Write A Crappy First Draft

Why You Should Write a Crappy First Draft

Writer’s Block. Those two little words can derail just about any writing session.

One of the major causes of writer’s block is perfectionism: trying to make everything perfect in the first draft.

When you try to do both the writing and the editing, you’re running your creative brain and your logical brain at the same time. That can kill your productivity.

Instead, use only your creative brain to write the “crappy” first draft.

Pull up your outline notes and just write whatever pops into your head; ignore grammar, spelling, and formatting—just get the words on the paper first. “Write with the door closed,” as Stephen King says.

In Anne Lamott’s popular book about writing, Bird by Bird, she suggests the first draft is the child’s draft, where you let it all pour out on the page.

No one else has to see the first draft, so it’s okay to be messy. You can fix it later, in the second and third drafts, as you edit.

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Here are some tips on writing your crappy first draft:

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7 Tips to Increase Your Typing Speed

7 Ways to Increase Your Typing Speed

There you are, writing an email to a friend when all of a sudden you have a “Eureka!” moment about how to set up a breathtaking climax for your current manuscript.

You quickly pull up a blank document and start to type, but after a few minutes you lose your train of thought—because you’re only typing at 20 wpm, but your brain is dictating the scene at 60.

It’s essential for writers and authors to have a fast typing speed; you need to easily jot down ideas as they come to mind.

If you’re typing at 20 wpm, chances are you’ll spend more time trying to remember that great scene than you will typing it.

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