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Writer’s Tips – Plagiarization, Signing Contracts, and Book Covers

For this week’s edition of Writer’s Tips, I found some helpful and informative articles around the web on how to deter copyright thieves from our writing, caveats when signing contracts, and a wonderful article from Andrew Joyce, guest writing at The Story Reading Ape’s blog on why it’s important to have a great book cover.

 

The ‘cut and paste’ thief and what to do if you find your work being plagiarized

https://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-cut-and-paste-thief-and-what-to-do.html

 

Another informative post from Hugh Roberts – How to discover if your work is being plagiarized and how to go about rectifying

How To Help Stop Somebody Stealing Your Blog Posts

 

Great info from Alex at Standout Books on learning your rights when it comes to signing contracts.

https://www.standoutbooks.com/legal-obligations-self-publishing/?tl_inbound=1&tl_groups%5B0%5D=21603&tl_period_type=3

 

By now I’m sure most of you know how important a book cover is for selling books. I’d say that the three most important things in getting someone to plunk down cold hard cash for one of your books are: 1) word of mouth, 2) your book cover, and 3) your blurb. However, you’re not going to get any word of mouth unless you first sell a few books, and to do that you’ll need to have a dynamite and unique cover … and a great blurb. But the cover has to come first. .

Book Covers – Guest Post by, Andrew Joyce…

 

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