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Mobi Epub Format

The Great Mobi-Epub Format Debate

What is the best ebook format, Mobi (Amazon Kindle) or Epub (Free/Open Standard)? It seems to me that these issues get polarized like Capitalism/Socialism, Democrat/Republican, Ford/Chevy, Mac/Windows (for those in the US at least). We...

Do books have a life of their own

Do Books Have a Life of Their Own?

Do books have a life of their own? If this is what happens in a small Toronto bookstore, can you imagine what happens late at night in an Amazon warehouse? This fun video reminds us that...

Word Count is Important

Word Count is Important

Read or Listen Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” The same idea applies to books. You want to tell a complete story, not over-or-under tell it. Readers...

You Can Be a Writer Starting Today

You Can Be a Writer Starting Today

There are only two essential ingredients to being a writer. The first is that you have a burning desire to express yourself. The second ingredient is that you must be persistent. If you want to...

All writing is storytelling

All Writing Is Storytelling

What does a nonfiction writer do for fun? He writes fiction of course! Even though I don’t write fiction for clients, I enjoy the creative exercise. All writing is storytelling.  Not only short stories, novels,...