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Editing on a Computer Screen vs. on a Hard Copy

Published: March 31, 2016

When it comes time to edit your writing project, you usually have two options. You can make edits to the document on the computer screen within the word processor that you’re using, or you can print out your project and edit it with pencil or pen (unless of course you have another quirky way of editing, say, by acting out your edits in charade-like fashion!). Let’s take a closer look at these two options:

The New (Somewhat Terrifying) Writing App to Try

Published: March 24, 2016

There are plenty of apps designed to assist writers. We’ve taken a closer look at a handful of them in our blog posts, Useful Apps for Writers and 6 More Useful Apps for Writers.

March New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published: March 16, 2016

Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for March 2016:

Publishing Industry Trade Show Season: How to Put Your Best Foot Forward

Published: March 09, 2016

Spring is almost officially here, which means that we’re gearing up for the publishing industry’s busy trade show season. The London Book Fair is in April and BookExpo America is in May along with plenty of other regional and national shows. If you’re planning to attend any of these shows, as a visitor or an exhibitor, we’ve put together a list of tips to follow to put your best foot forward:

March Artistic New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published: March 03, 2016

Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest artistic releases for March 2016:

Amazon’s New Shipping Policy: What’s Affected?

Published: February 26, 2016

If you’re an avid reader, where do you buy your books? There’s a good chance that it’s from Amazon. If you haven’t heard, Amazon recently changed its shipping policy. Here’s what you need to know.

The Pros and Cons of Shopping for Books in Bookstores vs. Online

Published: February 18, 2016

Amazon has long been known for driving traditional bookstores out of business, and yet, reportedly has plans to open 300-400 physical bookstore locations of its own following the opening of its first store in Seattle. During a recent podcast, Wall Street Journal tech reporter Greg Bensinger said that opening 300-400 stores would make Amazon the number 2 brick and mortar book retailer after Barnes & Noble and that customers can expect to pay the same price for a book in the Amazon bookstore as they would on Amazon.com, which tends to be less than you pay in other physical bookstores today.

Why Social Media Matters for Authors and Publishers

Published: February 11, 2016

There are lots of ways for authors and publishers to market themselves today and it’s worthwhile to explore a variety of available channels to develop a marketing mix that works best. One channel that authors and publishers should be using today is social media, essentially because it’s “where the people are.” And yet, there are still those who wonder whether it really is important when trying to get people to discover them and their books. The bottom line is this: yes, it is important. Here’s why: