Ghostwriting & Books

21 Jan 2019

PUBLISHER INTERVIEW: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK

The fairytale version of finishing a book goes something like this:  You dramatically pull a final book page from the typewriter carriage, stack it on top of a huge pile of papers, stuff it into a bulky package, rush ship it to your favorite publisher, and immediately get a call praising your book and offering […]

10 Jan 2019

10 BEST FORMATS FOR YOUR COMPANY HISTORY BOOK

Given all that goes into starting and successfully running a business, chances are that your company has a story to tell. Have you been tasked with sharing it? Maybe you have a milestone anniversary to celebrate, a legacy to preserve, or a great brand origin to share. Whatever the reasons, if you’ve thought about chronicling […]

31 Dec 2018
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A GENEALOGIST’S GUIDE TO DECIPHERING OLD GERMAN SCRIPT

If you’ve ever dabbled in genealogy, you know that reading the print on old documents can be a daunting task. Not only is the writing hard to read (especially on documents that have not been well maintained), but the formation of the letters is often different from what we see today. Well, if you think […]

17 Dec 2018
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THE GHOSTWRITER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE

Have you ever wondered what goes into being a ghostwriter? Have you pictured yourself writing books for other people, but have no idea how to get started? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then this great “survival guide” from Freedom With Writing is just what you need. This informative guide covers everything […]

11 Dec 2018
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PUBLISHING GUIDE – DEFINING THE TERMS AND PEOPLE FOUND IN PUBLISHING

Publishing has a long and romantic history, filled with names and figures that we all know. For example, most aspiring writers can tell you not only who it was that invented the printing press, but also what is often considered to be the first book ever printed on it  (if you’re not sure what the […]

26 Nov 2018
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PICKING THE BEST FORMAT TO WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

You’ve had an interesting life, and you want to share your story with the world. You want to share lessons learned, leave a legacy for your family, or preserve favorite memories. You’ve thought about writing a book more than once, but you’re not sure where to start. In fact, you’re not even sure what kind […]

13 Nov 2018
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PUBLISHING INS AND OUTS: PROCEED WITH CONTRACT CAUTION

Long hours and late nights of pounding the keys have finally resulted in something monumental–a book! You’ve finished your manuscript and even scored interest from a publisher or two. What’s not to like? You could get used to this author life. But wait! Before you start counting those dollar signs in your bank account without […]

23 Oct 2018
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THE SHORT STORY ATM

Gone are the days when it was common for Americans to sit around and read for pleasure. Whether it can be attributed to our busier lifestyles or our lack of attention spans, it is estimated that Americans only read for pleasure an average of 17 minutes each day. In fact, the percentage of Americans who […]

02 Oct 2018
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORMAT WHEN WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

You’ve dreamed of writing a family history for years. In fact, you’ve even started wading through old documents, photos, and records. But after countless hours of research, you’re stuck. What do you do with all of the materials you’ve gathered? What’s the best way to present your family’s history? What kind of a story do […]

24 Sep 2018
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DON’T FORGET TO HIT “RECORD”

If you have ever interviewed someone for a book, you know that it is nearly impossible to take thorough enough notes to catch everything that is being said. Even if you are an ace on the keyboard, something is bound to be missed. For this reason, we always recommend recording all of your interviews, so […]