How to Appropriately Handle Writing about Sensitive Subjects

Published by on May 5, 2015 8:30 am

Unless you’re the type of writer who always chooses your own subject matter, there may come a time when you are tasked with writing about a sensitive topic. Particularly in the journalism field, topics such as politics and family tragedies must be covered. Writers must take caution when writing about sensitive topics and follow a few important guidelines:
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Well-Known Authors’ Best Advice to Other Authors

Published by on April 21, 2015 8:30 am

Writing is an art form. Not everybody can do it well, and even those who can may still struggle from time to time. Authors need to be extremely dedicated to succeed and must seek inspiration wherever they can find it. A great resource for authors is often those who have “been there” and understand the challenges of writing, which is why we’ve compiled some of the best writing advice from well-known authors:
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Congratulations to the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalists

Published by on April 14, 2015 8:30 am

We are proud to announce that several of our publishers’ titles have been announced as finalists for the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in several categories! A celebration of the winners will take place during the American Library Association Annual Conference in June. A full listing of all finalists can be found here.

Adaptive CapacityBusiness & Economics Category: Adaptive Capacity (LID Publishing)

by Juan Carlos Eichholz

The single most important capacity any company can develop is the power to adapt to change and to do so rapidly, intelligently, and effectively. In Adaptive Capacity: How Organizations Can Thrive in a Changing World, business consultant and acclaimed professor Juan Carlos Eichholz offers a compelling analysis of the adaptive challenge.


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5 Tips for “Spring Cleaning” Your Writing Space

Published by on April 7, 2015 8:30 am

Take a look at your writing space. What does it look like? If you are a tidy person who keeps things neat and organized on a daily basis, that’s great, but for everyone else there’s a good chance that a little spring cleaning is in order! As the temperatures get warmer and we start opening our windows to let the fresh air in, it’s the perfect time to clean a writing space (or any workspace!) that may have been neglected through the winter months. View Article…

March New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published by on March 31, 2015 8:30 am

Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for March 2015:

Boko HaramBoko Haram: Inside Nigeria’s Unholy War

by Mike Smith

An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa’s largest country, and worried the world. Yet it remains a mysterious, almost unknowable, organization. Through rough, exhaustive on-the-ground reporting, Mike Smith takes readers inside the conflict and provides the first in-depth account of the violence and unrest.


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Publishing Pointers: “Your Book In Three Paragraphs Or Less: Writing Your Cover Blurb”

Published by on March 24, 2015 8:30 am

When a reader picks your book off of the shelf, they are initially attracted to the title and cover design. The next thing they’ll do, however, is turn the book over and read the back cover “blurb” to get an idea of what the book is about and whether they’d be interested in reading it. That cover blurb is an author’s last chance to grab the attention of a potential buyer. So ask yourself: Will my back cover text “sell” my book? View Article…

Authors: How Well Do You Know Your Audience?

Published by on March 10, 2015 8:30 am

Unless you write books “just for fun,” you’re probably looking for ways to increase your book sales. Yes, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of the publishing industry and follow best practices to ensure that you’re distributing a quality product (invest in copyediting, proofreading, indexing, design, typesetting, etc.). But ultimately if you want to sell your books, you really need to know your audience. View Article…

5 Fun Writing Prompts to Spark Your Creativity

Published by on March 3, 2015 2:00 pm

Sometimes all it takes to escape from writer’s block and get your creative juices flowing again is a free write session. Instead of staring at a blank screen and growing frustrated by the lack of words that you see, switch gears and start writing about anything. If you don’t quickly think of a topic to write about, you can always turn to an ever-trusted writing prompt. The key is simply to just start writing. Don’t think too hard and let your imagination run wild. The subject may be off-topic from your current writing project, but you never know when or how a free write session could circle back to that project. View Article…