How To Get Published: Get Organized With Mindmaps

October 9, 2015

You have a great idea for a book, you’ve already done quite a bit of writing, but how do you present your idea to a publisher? You need to be able to explain your book idea with clarity.
Most of us are visual learners. If we look at something then we often understand it better than […]

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Target a Niche and Find Your Voice

September 22, 2015

Expressing the purpose behind your book will help you focus on your reader and your niche book market – and can help you connect with your intended audience.
One helpful exercise you can engage in at the beginning of the writing process is to ask yourself specific questions to help discover the purpose behind your book. […]

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WORD Vancouver Returns This Month!

September 15, 2015

A Free Festival of Reading & Writing
Wednesday, September 23 to Sunday, September 27, 2015

This year’s Word Vancouver runs from Wednesday, September 23 to Sunday, September 27. Sunday, the main festival day, will once again be packed full of FREE events! There will be author readings, workshops, panel discussions, performances, and much more. Other free events […]

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Why you need to be an expert to write a book

September 10, 2015

Many of the books that Influence publishing publishes rely heavily on the author’s first-hand experience of their topic, which gives them credibility; credibility is important to both the author and publisher. An author deserves credibility if they are passionate about their subject because it likely follows that the author is an avid practitioner in that […]

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How to write your book in three months

August 11, 2015

Like anything else that is worthwhile, writing a book is a challenging process. You must commit your time, effort, and a whole lot of energy to a writing schedule if you want to get anywhere. Assuming you have other daily activities that take up time throughout your days—your job, your family, your social life, and […]

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Fiction or Non-Fiction, which is the most inspiring?

July 29, 2015

Writing about passionate subjects is not limited to non-fiction genres. In addition to the above listed genres, Influence Publishing has also published fictional titles with inspirational messages. Many of our fictional titles are inspired by true stories as well as real passions of the authors. Fiction frequently blurs the lines of imagination and reality. The […]

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What benefits will the reader gain from reading your book?

July 21, 2015

Is your book educational, motivational, or inspirational? Or are there other benefits to be gained from reading your book?
We have edged around this question before, but now is the time to really delve deep into the benefits that your reader will obtain. This question is closely related to the previous question about what your reader […]

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What do you want the reader to learn from your book?

July 14, 2015

In the next few weeks we will list some questions that you can use as guidelines in order to help you discover the purpose behind your book. The more you think about the answers to these questions, the more they will help you discover your intentions for yourself and your readers. I have provided for […]

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Who is your reader?

July 9, 2015

What type of demographic(s) do you want your book to appeal to? You may want your book to be read by people of certain groups: gender, age, ethnicity, or people of a specific social or economic standing. Even though categorizing people by these groups might seem simple to begin with, certain groupings will soon complicate […]

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Why are you writing your book?

June 30, 2015

You know your topic. You live your topic. You breathe your topic. You can’t wait to share your passion with the world! You will pour all of your passion into the pages of your book. Your book will radiate every ounce of passion you have for your topic. It will be extraordinary and it will […]

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