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Australian Publisher Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts

If you’ve written a novel, autobiography, or children’s book, Aurora House is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts, and we’d love to hear from you! Now, some of you may be thinking you’d prefer to go with a ‘traditional’ publisher such as Penguin or Allen and Unwin, and it is still possible to submit unsolicited manuscripts to them on specified times of the week/month. The downside is their general ‘waiting period’ is…
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Marion Brownlie interviewed on River Radio

Facing Demons author Marion Brownlie is interviewed on River Radio. She talks about her book and what inspired her to write this amazing autobiography. Beating the odds, she was near suicide then turned her life around – she had work to do! It still was not easy, and there were many things she had to sort out, and heal. Her story is one of determination, strength, and courage. She found…
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Benefits of Using a Professional Book Publisher

Have you thought about publishing a book? Do you know how to go about it? Are you thinking ‘Do I use a publisher or publish it myself’? There are many questions to consider when undertaking the journey of becoming an author. … What do I want to achieve with my book? … How do I get my book seen by as many readers as possible? … Do I publish it…
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Online Book Tours!

Have you published a book and its not doing much? Have you promoted your book to the best of your ability? Have you thought of an Online Book Tour? Online Book Tours can get your book in front of thousands upon thousands of people! We have listed some of the more popular online book tour sites. Explore your possibilities! Grab your opportunities! Organise a book tour for your book!  …
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Dogsled Racer Blazes Trail for Visually Impaired Readers and Cyclists

Rachael Scdoris, a 28-year-old outdoors enthusiast, has been a competitive dogsled racer for well over a decade. Thanks to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress, she’s been an avid reader for the past year. Scdoris was born and raised in the wilderness of Bend, Ore., where she traversed mountains and deserts on the back of a sled with…
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Amanda Starling – Featured Author

Mumma to Be – Amanda Starling Every hiccup and foreign moment I endured I wanted reassurance and peace of mind. From that moment I was prompted to record my journey. My words began, freely, candidly and honestly. Initially I was writing for my baby thinking it would be a great keepsake for when she was older – I’m such a realist thinking so far in advance! Perhaps she will be…
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New Books Released by Aurora House Publishing

Aurora House publishing has been busy. They have recently released five new books – two children’s books and three autobiographies. Look over to the left and you will find them all in Recommended Reading. Each new release is excellent reading. The Faceless Man will take you across Australia on motorbikes, from the east coast to the west. Across the desert with its searing heat, through tropical storms – just becuase…
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How I Started Writing by Gillian Lee

I have always had an interest in creating characters, whether it is in creative writing or sitting in a café watching different people walking by, guessing their life story. I have tried to start writing a book several times in my adult lifetime, only to be discouraged by the enormity that it held. Questions would cloud my creativity, such as ‘Who would want to read what I write?’, ‘Which publisher…
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How to Get your Book into the Hands of a Publisher

Have you wondered HOW to get your book into the hands of a book publisher? Start with a FREE appraisal! Most appraisals are offered for FREE. This will not only tell you if your book is publishable, but also what might be needed in the way of editing. It’s often not as much as  you think. Being an author is hard work these days, there are so many books already…
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Half Price Manuscript Edit Offer!

 A beautiful manuscript page, with many hours of work. Editing those manuscripts would have been very time consuming, trying to decipher the handwriting. With most manuscripts being typed today, it is much quicker and easier to have a manuscript prepared for publishing. Has your book has been sitting on the top shelf gathering dust? It’s time to pull it out and together we can get your book ready for publishing….
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Make it Good – Interactive Fiction book

So you want to be a part-time Detective? Make It Good is an interactive book where you can play the detective and solve a murder. Can you give the drink away long enough to solve the case? A difficult challenge – you are going to have to think and take time if you want to progress through the book. Its a hard case with complex characters. To play the game,…
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Keeping Your Manuscript Safe

It is amazing how quickly and easily manuscripts can become confused, especially with different versions of the same one. If you have more than one copy of a manuscript, make sure they are all well labelled and even dated to ensure mistakes will not happen. There would be nothing worse than sitting for hours, writing or editing, only to find that you have been working on the wrong version. I…
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How to Create your Book with Storyboarding

Many new authors turn themselves inside out trying to work out ‘how’ to have their story flow, write about each character in their turn and how to bring them into the story, kill them off, or keep them all going at the same time. Sometimes, a story can loose its way and the author has to bring it back on track, or not notice anything wrong if they become so…
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How to Work with Track Changes

Track Changes! Simple words for a simple way to edit your documents. But for those who have no idea where to find Track Changes, let alone use it, that is easier said than done. It’s amazing how many people do not know how to use Track Changes, or have never even heard of it. For years making changes to any type of document was a nightmare – Back in the…
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Writing with Inspiration

Where does it come from? What happens when one suddenly gets a ‘lightbulb’ go on? You can be anywhere, and it can happen at any time – day or night. Although I am an editor and publisher, spinner and knitter, I have never considered myself a ‘writer’. But there are occasions when inspiration just happens and a whole lot of words will appear in my head, crying out to be…
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