Colin Dunbar

Thinker. Writer. Learner.

Self Publish a Book: The Snap-Shot Guide

Millions of writers take the plunge to self-publish a book every year and while most people will not skyrocket to literary fame, success stories like E.L. James and her wildly successful 50 Shades of Grey and the crazy-popular Elf on the Shelf empire prove that it can be done and it can be done right.

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How To Write A Book

Writing a book is actually a matter of each to his own, but I hope that if you're thinking of writing your book, the suggestions and ideas here will help.

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How To Start Writing A Book

I know what it's like - you have this awesome idea, you're uber excited, but how to start writing a book makes you hit out in a cold sweat.... Maybe you're nervous. Maybe you're afraid. Or any other number of reasons.

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This is Why Self Published Books Get Such a Bad Rap

As part of my research, and on-going study of the self-publishing industry, I regularly buy books (both traditionally and self published books) on the self-publishing industry. Not too long ago I had the misfortune of receiving 3 self published books that made me want to hang my head in shame.

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2018 in Review

Although I've done annual reviews for a number of years, most have not been public. And the few I did publish, weren't in much detail - actually there was little detail in them.

This time I decided to share a lot more of what happened in 2018. Even though I wanted to be completely transparent and honest, I was hesitant to do so.

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Scammed by a "Ghostwriter"

Are you thinking of outsourcing the writing of ebooks or stories (or anything for that matter)?

If you are, please read this before you proceed.

Very brief background...

I've used Fiverr a number of times, with good results. However, this was the first time I used Fiverr for written content.

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Book Design Services

You can choose from having everything done, or you can just have it formatted; maybe you just want to make sure it's done right, and get a review. Whatever you need, please check out my directory of services...

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Africa Wild (poem)

Home of the leopard
the elephant, the buffalo
the lion and the rhino -
The big five they're called.

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How to get the most from the power of motivational quotes

We love motivational quotes.

Reading them. Collecting them. Sharing them.

How can we use them to our benefit - to make things better for ourselves?

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What is it REALLY Worth?

Do you, or have you asked yourself that question?...

Sometimes I've sat and thought about work and life, and I've wondered what it's all really about.

If you've had similar thoughts, this article may be just the thing for you.

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