OceanofPDF takedown and entitlement

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OceanofPDF takedown

Earlier this month, OceanofPDF, a website that offered free e-book downloads without permission from publishers or authors, ceased operations.

This business model — if you can call it that — is out-and-out thievery. This site was giving away your books without your permission.

The OceanofPDF takedown is a win for authors who weren’t being paid for their intellectual property.

But it’s a loss for readers who didn’t want to pay for books.

“Damn It all to hell!! When I finally find a reliable eBook site it get’s (sic) taken down. Why me?&#8…

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4 Ways Travel Can Enrich Your Writing

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I’m a travel junkie and if you’ve read any of my thrillers, you’ll know how much of my experience is woven into my books. 

TRAVEL WRITINGI also think traveling is one of the best ways to find stories out in the world, and meet people who might turn into characters.

You will experience sights, smells and tastes that you may never encounter at home. And traveling could change your life – as it has done for me. 

In today’s article, J. Thorn discusses how travel can enrich your writing.

How do you come up with ideas for novels? This is the most common question I’m asked by readers and inexperienced w…

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Five Things You Must Do if You’re Writing Non-Fiction

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Writing non-fiction books is a great way to bolster your platform, build your email marketing list, grow your business, and get speaking gigs. But non-fiction books, and the associated book marketing, requires a bit more effort than writing and marketing a fiction book does. Because non-fiction book marketing is a whole different animal. Let me explain.

Are you a non-fiction writer? Here’s what you must do to succed! via @bookgal #bookmarketing…
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Are You a Topic Expert?

Years ago, I had a gal who wrote one of the first books on plant-based, protein eating as a way of life. She wasn’t an expert, but her dad had suffered a heart attack and she put him on this strict diet, which helped his heart health greatly. The problem was, she was no c…

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The Launch Your Book Blueprint

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Your book is finished. Polished. Ready for the world to read. But then the questions enter your mind, yes, those questions … how do I launch my novel in the most impactful way possible?  How do I do it without feeling overwhelmed? And where do I find the time?

We get it. They’re daunting questions. But we have a resource that will answer (almost) all of them:

The Launch Your Book Blueprint is a 21-day course where we take you through the precise steps on how to put your book out into the world in a way that makes it sell, and sell, and sell.

J…

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How To Self-Publish And Market A Children’s Book With Karen Inglis

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Self-publishing books for children can be challenging because of higher printing costs and difficulties in marketing to your target market. In today’s show, Karen Inglis explains how she sells thousands of copies of her books for children and tips for how you can do it too.

How To Self-Publish And Market A Children's BookIn the intro, I mention my own writing update with Valley of Dry Bones, as well as how Gutenberg update will impact your WordPress site [The Digital Reader], and The Story Studio podcast episode about creative burn-out, focusing on the wrong things and how to get you…

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Introducing my Resources Pages

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Welcome Back!

As we all focus on how fast September is approaching…and looking forward to (eek) the Christmas buying season…I want to share my latest project.

I’ve created a Resources page!

I’ve seen a lot of unethical behavior over the last few months. From phishing emails impersonating website hosting companies or domain renewal services to authors being taken advantage of by unethical service providers.

Breaks my heart!

Insiders often know what are ethical companies to deal with but beginners are often taken in by the cheapest service or a slick hard sell ro…

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Advertising Your Books on Facebook & Instagram: 5 Actionable Tips for Authors

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Advertising Your Books on Facebook & Instagram_ 5 Actionable Tips for Authors _ YourWriterPlatform.com

If you’re interested in ways to manage your Facebook ads more efficiently, you’re in luck. The following post is by Ricardo Fayet, one of the founders of Reedsy (a network of world-class publishing professionals that provide authors access to a diverse roster of talented editors, designers, marketers, and ghostwriters). Ricardo walks us through five key ways to implement Facebook and Instagram ads that get r…

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Nine Ways Editing Software Can Improve Creative Writing

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By BookBaby author Jennifer Xue

Editing software can improve your creative writing, and since you’re alerted to corrections and suggestions, you can also expect to learn a lot and grow as a writer.

Any writing that’s not academic, journalistic, or technical is considered “creative.” This includes any fiction or nonfiction writing, such as novels, short stories, poems, screenplays, narrative journalism (also called “creative nonfiction”), and others.

Considering it is both an art and a craft, the definition of creative writing isn’t written in stone. It may expand to other areas of writing that spark interest and trigger certain feelings. Some copywriting, including for ads and direct mail, can be considered “creative” a…

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Why Writing Can Be The Best Way To Deal With Adversity

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I’ve been writing journals since I was an angst-ridden 15-year-old, singing along to Madonna in my bedroom while raging at how hard life was. 

WRITING AND ADVERSITYOver the years, my journals became more than just teenage scribblings about boys and finding meaning.

They were my way to get through any difficult situation, including the devastating end to my first marriage, and a way to process my life when my health fell apart and I had to leave London in my 20s to go recover in the Australian outback.

I still journal – my thoughts, my goals, anything really. Writing continues to be my counsellor, as mu…

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Book Lover’s Day: 15 Ways to Help Your Favorite Author

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We all need a little help marketing, don’t we? I thought Book Lover’s Day would be a perfect time to give you some sharable tips to give to your readers. Indie authors, in particular, need a lot of help, because there is no publisher backing them. You can literally just take this list and share it on your social media or tweet it out to your fans, to encourage them to help you.

I find that a lot of folks want to help authors, but they aren’t sure what they should do. Specific guidance is often the key to engaging their help and kickstarting your book!

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1. Walk into your local bookstore and ask for the book

Even if the book isn’t carried in …

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