Guide to Editing a Nonfiction Book

“The writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads.” Dr Seuss   Nonfiction usually begins with an epic idea that flows unimpeded from your mind. You write pages and pages, pouring your mind and heart into a story you want to share with the world. Before you know it, you have a book that maps out your experiences into a sublime text!    But, apart ...

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Publish for Free with Notion Press

What is the Notion Press Free Publishing Platform?   This publishing platform allows you to publish your book as a paperback for free! We give you complete creative control over your book. With the help of our tools, you can design your book cover and interior too! Along with this, you earn 70% royalties on the sale of your book.    Once printed, your book will be available worldwide on all leading e-commerce platforms ...

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Guide to Understand On-demand Book Printing

We can all agree there’s no feeling akin to holding a paperback or a hardcover book - the musky aroma of aged books, the touch of well-thumbed pages, and even the cathartic sound of flipping through pages one at a time. Lost in the land of our imagination, the experience of reading is elevated by holding a book between our palms. But, there are several steps that take place before ...

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How To: Editing your Book for Publishing

Here’s the good news - once you have your first draft in front of you, the hardest part about writing is over. The joy of completing your manuscript is truly unparalleled. But the moment you sit back and sigh in relief, you realise there is another mountain to climb in the process of writing a book - editing.   Editing is perhaps the most vital step to ensure your book is going ...

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Guide to Writing and Publishing a Non-fiction Book

Most writers agree that writing a non-fiction book is easier than writing a fiction book. While fiction writers often draw inspiration from their imagination, non-fiction writers focus on real-life stories and facts that make for highly inspiring and motivating stories. When you pick a personal and interesting topic, the writing process is an absolute delight!   Not sure how to start writing your non-fiction book? Here are a few popular types of non-fiction ...

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Beginners Guide to Write and Publish a Short Story

I understand why Murakami chose to compare the writing of a short story with planting a garden. A short story reads like a breezy walk in the garden. Every word is thoughtfully chosen; every character has great significance. While writing a short story,  if you don’t pay close attention to the blooming Chrysanthemums and fragrant Jasmines, is it going to be a memorable walk? But when you have about 5000 words ...

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Guide to Becoming Successful Instagram Poets

Instagram began as a convenient app that allows people to share memories in the form of photographs. Its square-grid format instantly became popular. It rapidly grew into a platform that combines photos, micro-blogging, and instant messaging. But, in recent years, Instagram poets have turned into social media megastars by using this platform to share free-format poetry. Names such as Rupi Kaur, Atticus, r.m. drake, Nayyirah Waheed, and Lang Leav come ...

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Guide to Publishing your Poetry Book

Many years ago, famous poets such as T.S Elliot and Wallace Stevens took on a bevy of odd jobs before they became legendary poets. Back in the 1900s opting for a career as a poet instantly made you the laughing stock of your group. As a result, it was impossible to earn your bread and butter by writing poetry. The idea of publishing your poetry book was rare. But, in ...

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Ultimate Guide to Publish a Fiction Book

Fiction books help you travel the world without moving an inch from your home. They propel the reader’s imagination and make for an ideal means of escapism! The power of fiction books creates unparalleled narratives.    Writing a story that you want to share with the world is not an easy task. It takes time and effort. Once you have penned a story that you are proud of, the next crucial step ...

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How Personal Branding Can Change Your Life & Career

Have you Googled yourself?  If yes, what pops up first?  Are you satisfied with the way you are perceived online? Does it align well and stay consistent with the information that you share across your social platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook? These search results have the potential to shape the first impression that people have of you. Be it a job interview or a date, the odds of someone looking you up online, with ...

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5 Things You Need To Do Before Publishing Your Book

Writers often assume that writing a book from start to finish is the most challenging part of getting it published. However, the reality is that having a completed manuscript in hand only puts you at the beginning of the long journey it takes to get a book published successfully. If you have finished writing your book and are just waiting to get it published then now would be a perfect ...

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How to increase your book’s rankings on Amazon

Did you know that every month, millions of readers throng the Amazon Book Store to browse through and pick up books in different categories and genres? In an age where book retailers have had to rethink their focus on books and pivot their strategy to resurrect dwindling book sales and reader engagement, Amazon with over 2 million titles on its platform, has risen to the top as the most dominant ...

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How to setup the perfect giveaway to boost your book’s visibility

  The Logic Behind Book Giveaways There is an inherent belief amongst some authors that giving out their book for free might undermine the value of their book. This couldn't be farther from the truth. People love getting something for nothing and this concept of free is one of the powerful strategies used by marketers, brands and companies to build awareness about a brand or a product. From small boutiques stores to ...

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Getting Reviews For Your Book – Top Book Reviewers, Bloggers and Platforms in India

Have you ever thought of how readers discover new books they want to read? Although technology has helped the book industry develop by leaps and bounds over the last decade, word of mouth remains one of the biggest factors that sells books even today. Meaning the majority of modern-day readers are more comfortable picking up new books that others have read, like and recommend, instead of having to make the ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

The idea of writing an entire book from start to finish can seem like one of the most challenging tasks any writer has faced in their life. So much so that most of them give up even before they get started. And a majority of them, who push through their initial inhibitions, gradually start losing their motivation at some point due to a poor execution plan. Let's be honest, writing ...

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Notion Press helps you write your book

The question writers are most afraid of, and probably are asked all the time – how's the writing going? It is, after all, the toughest part of publishing a book. You can ask any author, and the answer is usually the same. Writing is the hardest part. Our main goal at Notion Press is to make publishing an accessible, enjoyable and easy process for authors. And since writing is where it ...

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Facebook groups for authors

5 Groups Every Aspiring Author Needs To Be Part Of

For all you aspiring authors out there, writing an entire book from start to finish can be extremely challenging and quite taxing especially if you are doing it all on your own. There will inevitably be moments where you struggle to keep up the motivation levels, whether you are dealing with a writer’s block,  require a fresh perspective or just need to make sense of the ideas in your head. ...

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How to design your book’s interior pages on the Xpress Publishing Platform

Having a professional layout shows your readers and distributors that you have designed your book, keeping in mind the book’s usability and their reading experience. But a lot of times certain crucial technical aspects of designing tend to go amiss, thereby revealing to your readers that you’re a rookie. We built the Interior Formatting tool on the Xpress Publishing Platform to solve just this. The Interior Formatting tool simplifies an otherwise ...

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Format a book using Microsoft Word

Create your book interior using Microsoft Word

For book lovers, the interior design of a book is as important as the cover. A captivating story isn’t going to help read a book comfortably for hours on end without straining your eyes. The fonts, the spacing, the layout and the book size should be proportionate and suitable. Now, you don’t need a fancy software and years of training to achieve this. You just need Microsoft Word. We’ve created Microsoft ...

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