July 01, 2015
In This Issue
POD PRICE COMPARISON
CONSIDERING SELF-PUBLISHING IN 2015? - How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?
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Publisher's Desk For July 1st
POD PRICE COMPARISON - 2015 Edition
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Never, Ever Argue with a Book Reviewer! By Terri Schlichenmeyer
It happened again today. Inside the pile of mail I hauled to my kitchen to sort, I received an unsolicited book from an author who hoped I'd review it for my 250-plus newspaper and magazine clients...
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In the final year of my graduate Written Communications program, I was writing the first draft of my memoir about raising three children with autism. I worked the special education discussion groups on LinkedIn to build up my platform. In one of these discussions, a parent "expert" with a chip on his shoulder kept haranguing a guy with a doctorate - a real expert in special education. On a whim, I sent Dr. Lauer an encouraging private message. Little did I know what I was getting myself into!
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Whispers And Warnings For July 1st
Markets And Jobs
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Defining Moments II: More Secrets That Should Never Be Told
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The Christmas Bunny and Other Almost-True Stories
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Decisions and Consequences
After learning the true paternity of her baby, Natasha begins yet another roller coaster ride of letting her ex-boyfriend Davion have a little too much space in her life...
An Abby Swann Mystery starring two daring Tibetan Spaniels.
Melody Madson - May It Please the Court?
Can a teen attorney survive in law and litigation?
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS IN SYSTEM SAFETY: A Guide for Safety Decision Makers - Second Edition
This book provides probing questions to guide safety decision makers.
The Reporter: Part I - Rise and Fall
Nic Pappas, a reporter with the Palatine Star newspaper, is assigned to cover a cold murder case known as The Brown's Chicken Massacre.
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