10 Lessons Learned from a Decade in Self-Publishing

10 Lessons Learned from a Decade in Self-Publishing

As we embark upon our next decade in business, we consulted a number of our team members and asked them to share with us some lessons they’ve learned while working in self-publishing.

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Writing the Next Chapter: An Interview with FriesenPress President Tammara Kennelly

Writing the Next Chapter: An Interview with FriesenPress President Tammara Kennelly

Over the last decade, FriesenPress has had both a front-row seat and an active role in influencing the sea change in self-publishing.

Leading up to our 10th birthday, we spoke with President Tammara Kennelly about what we’ve learned and where we’re headed.

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The Book Proposal Template for Indie Writers

The Book Proposal Template for Indie Writers

A great book starts with a great book proposal. And yet book proposals are an under-used tool for self-publishing writers.

To help you put together a useful proposal for your book, we’ve created an easy-to-follow free template. Whether you’re in the idea phase or you’re almost finished your first draft, your proposal will be a helpful signpost throughout the writing and revision processes – and well into publishing.

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7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

Editing is a crucial part of the publishing process. However, it’s equally as crucial that self-publishing authors recognize their role as both author and publisher when entering into editing. Our editors have noticed that before some writers are engaged in the process, they hold certain misbeliefs about the parameters and content of the relationship with an editor.

We chatted with our in-house editing professional Amy De Nat and she broke down seven misconceptions she’s encountered in book editing:

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5 Expert Secrets for Publishing Great Books

5 Expert Secrets for Publishing Great Books

Having helped authors sell over 7 million copies, David Chilton knows what it takes to make a great book.

Here are five of David's most impactful insights for writers and authors, gathered from his 30+ years in the book business. Enjoy!

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Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 3

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 3

We’ve reached the conclusion of National Novel Writing Month!

All month long, we’ve been following a group of four ambitious FriesenPress team members as they attempt to write a novel, from scratch, in just 30 days.

As NaNo entered its frenetic final days, we had one final chat with our participants to celebrate and reflect on 30 days of creativity and writing.

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How to Use Your Story Engine to Drive Your Writing

How to Use Your Story Engine to Drive Your Writing

Writing is driven by heat, a burning need to say and express. But the sight of a blank page can quickly cool us down.

Rev up your writing by finding and tapping into your story engine!

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Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 2

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 2

National Novel Writing Month at FriesenPress continues! As NaNoWriMo hits the halfway point, we sat down with our NaNo group to talk about the highs & lows of writing and – more importantly – cheer on and celebrate their progress!

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