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Epub vs Mobi

You’ve written your book and now you’re trying to decide what format to use to put it out into the world. Or maybe you’re still considering writing your book but you want to decide which format to use prior to writing.  You’ve come to the right place. The format...

What is the Easiest Font to Read?

If you’ve never formatted a book before, you might not know exactly how much work goes into it. It might seem easy and uniform—it just needs to look like a book, right?---but you’d be surprised just how many decisions you’ll need to make if you’re formatting on your...

How to Add Text to a Picture (Easy Guide for Authors)

If you’re a self-published author, you may already know that writing is only one part of the gig. There’s a conception that writers don’t need to have any technical no-how—after all, people have been writing novels long before the invention of the computer, right?...

When to Use Nor (3 Useful Fixes for Writers)

Knowing when to use nor in your writing might not seem too important, but it's a subtlety worth studying. Writing in the English language can be a bit of a challenge even if English is your first language. There are so many grammatical rules that fluctuate depending...

What is Passive Voice Misuse? (Examples and Fixes)

It’s unlikely the classics we grew up studying in school would sell well today. And it’s unlikely the books that hit bestseller lists would have sold a hundred years ago. Why? Because writing evolves and is an ever-changing process. What sold hundreds of years ago...

What Is Purple Prose? A Guide for Writers

When I say ‘purple prose,’ what springs to mind?  Probably dense, complicated chunks of classic books you were forced to read in high school, or maybe Twitter screenshots of embarrassing novels laden with straining metaphors. If anything, you probably know that...