The Power of Purpose: Your Guide to Writing a Book with Impact

The beginning of a new year often brings with it a surge of inspiration and aspirations. For many, it’s a time to set fresh goals and embark on exciting ventures. If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a book, this year could be the perfect time to turn that dream into reality. But before you dive…

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Understanding ISBNs and Key Aspects of Self-Publishing

key aspects of self publishing

Embarking on the self-publishing journey can be exhilarating and overwhelming for any entrepreneur-author. It’s a path paved with potential, but also filled with industry jargon and technicalities that can be bewildering. Here I break down these terms and processes, ensuring you’re not just crossing t’s and dotting I’s, but truly comprehending the ins and outs…

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2023 Statistics on Australia’s Booming Book Market

A look at the 2023 Book market statistics

In a digitising world, a reoccurring question often surfaces: “Are people still buying books?” Let’s take a look at the healthy landscape of Australia’s book market, which remarkably, not only sustained but thrived, reaching an impressive A$1.3 billion in sales with 70.9 million units sold in 2022 alone – a robust 8.2% YoY increase. This…

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Do You Judge a Book by its’ Cover?

do you judge a book by its cover

Recently, I found myself amidst a delightful mix of fellow book enthusiasts in the vibrant and somewhat chilly city of Melbourne. As a book nerd, it felt like coming home to spend time with likeminded people during a day dedicated to judging books for the Australian Business Book Awards, or ABBAs for short. Picture a…

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Supply Chain and Publishing: Understanding Changes in the Industry

supply chain and publishing

Uncertainty and change have become the norm for most industries over the last few years, and for some, a return to old ways of doing things is uncertain and, quite possibly, unlikely. For the publishing industry, this is no less true. Changes in the global supply chain and publishing industry trends have brought about significant…

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How to Write a Pitch to Sell Your Manuscript to a Publisher

how to write a pitch

Becoming a published author is a journey, and as you near the end of writing your book, you need to start thinking seriously about how you will progress on that journey to getting published. At the outset, writing the book might have seemed like the most difficult part of the process, but often it’s actually…

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A Brief History of Book Publishing – How Story Telling Has Evolved

history of book publishing

When you think of publishing, do you think of printing presses and ink flying around the room? Most of us forget that the concept of publishing began long before the invention of the printing press. At the heart of it, the story of publishing is really about the human need and love of storytelling. Storytelling…

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