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Don’t Publish Your Book Before it is Ready

These days anyone can write a book. The rapid growth of self-publishing means that seeing your book in print is no longer dependent on months, or years, of waiting for a publisher or agent to make you an offer. The publishing process can happen a lot more quickly but that doesn’t mean that it should […]

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Judging a Book by its Cover

There is a well-known saying, ‘never judge a book by its cover’. Sound advice but we all make snap decisions. How many times have you passed over a book because the cover was unappealing or the blurb on the back was boring? First impressions count and you need to grab a potential reader’s attention if […]

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Make Writing a Priority

“I just don’t have the time to write,” is a phrase that I have often heard repeated. My answer is, “Oh, but you do.” If there is something that you want to do badly enough, you will find the time somehow and writing is no different. These days we all lead fantastically busy lives with […]

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Is There a Book in You?

We’ve all heard people say that they could write a book. Some people do eventually get around to it, but the majority never do. With the self-publishing market booming it is easier than ever to see your name in print so what’s holding you back? The most frequently cited reason for not penning that novel […]

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Polished to Perfection

The question that I am most frequently asked by new authors is, “How can I make my book stand out?” Now, if there were a simple formula that I could pass on to guarantee publishing success, I would be a very rich woman. However, there is no one sure-fire way to ensure that your, often […]

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The Hard Sell

The publishing industry is changing. Would-be authors no longer have to wait in vain for their book to be plucked out of the slush pile by a publisher or agent. The opportunity to self-publish has unleashed a wealth of previously undiscovered talent. Worldwide, rookie novelists are putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Hundreds […]

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Expanding Horizons

Welcome to my website and blog. Some of you will already know me, for others it will be the first time you have heard my name but I hope you will all come back regularly to find out what I am up to. The past few weeks have presented me with fresh challenges, some of […]

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    Kim Kimber is an experienced writer, copy editor and proofreader who is passionate about the written word in all its forms and a stickler for getting it right. As the former editor of a parenting and lifestyle magazine, Kim knows what makes interesting copy and how to achieve it. Her features have been published in national and international publications on many subjects. Find out more
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