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Why Are You Writing Your First Book?

There are some generally held misconceptions about writing your first book, specifically the first novel. There are two schools of thought on first novels. Some people believe your first novel is essentially practice. First novels are sometimes referred to as “Juvenalia.”…

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5 Stages of Confidence in Writing a Book

A funny thing happens to a writer’s level of confidence in writing a book. It shoots up and down seemingly as erratically as weather. Part of what makes confidence so unreliable is what we base confidence on. We try to base confidence on nebulous…

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5 Ways to Advocate on Your Path to Publishing

Image: Unsplash.com You’re writing a book. You’ve written a book. You’re looking to publish your book. Your options are not just the Big 5 or self-publish or bust. The publishing world is so much more diverse…

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Do You Need a Publisher for Your Book?

Image: Unsplash.com Last week we discussed the six areas to consider if you plan to self publish. This week I’m spinning the lens around to examine at the same key areas you need to know to publish…

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Should You Self-Publish Your Book?

Image: Unsplash.com As a writer I’ve published my own books with Penguin and with independent presses. In my 20+ years in the industry I’ve navigated the path to publish extensively with authors. When you break down what a…

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Books That Matter to Author & Teacher Roger Housden

Books That Matter is Tracking Wonder’s interview series that showcases influential thinkers’ and authors’ relationships with books that matter to them. Few people speak and write as eloquently about the role that poetry plays in our lives than author, teacher,…

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Brand & Innovation Digest – March 2017

Once again, over this past month, Tracking Wonder’s research assistant Gianna Kaloyeros and I have gathered and curated some of what we deem the most relevant studies, stories, and news that will help you and your team excel at having the most impact…

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Persistent Sprints Build Books & Businesses

Are you time-strapped or focus-challenged, but keen on writing a book or have a business to build? It might seem counter-intuitive – even threatening to your cherished beliefs – to imagine writing a book or building your signature business Story 15,…

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How Long Does it Take to Publish?

A lot of people ask me how long it takes to publish a book. I wish I had the definitive answer. Let’s get perspective on the reality and why you might or might not need a traditional publisher. It took…

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