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What Makes a Book a Bestseller?


According to Cathy Stucker’s, SellingBooks.com, a “bestseller” is usually determined either by: 1) Making the New York Times Bestseller list 2) Having a high Amazon sales ranking 3) Selling a large number of copies   Though well known, the New … Continue reading

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Finding your Niche – Advice for Authors


To current and future authors out there: Here’s a few things (for whatever they’re worth) to consider before writing your book: 1- Write about something that hasn’t been written about previously. There’s a topic out there that you can provide … Continue reading

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Six Best Tips from “On Writing Well”


by James Altucher My favorite writer on writing died. William Zinsser, author of “On Writing Well” died yesterday. He was 92 years old. Was his book any good. I don’t know. It sold 1.5 million copies. His students and readers … Continue reading

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New Generation Buying Books


A Publisher’s Association report earlier this month found physical book sales have enjoyed its first growth in four years, while ebook sales seem to have stalled. According to Sion Hamilton with Foyles bookshop, “the bookshop is back,” adding, “I have … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain


http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2015/09/books-brain-expand/ (1) “MASTERY” by Robert Greene This book is like a curated version of 1000 biographies all under the guise, “how to become a master at what you love”. (2) “BOLD” by Peter Diamondis and Steven Kotler Basically if you … Continue reading

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