Crazy Man Attacks Poor Innocent Dog

Crazy Man Attacks Poor Innocent Dog

What types of titles catch a reader’s attention? I know it’s an old journalistic saying that when a dog bites a man, it’s not news, but when a man bites a dog it is. It is also a good example of how to attract attention by writing good titles, or in the case of newspapers, headlines. So, if you are reading this now, the chances are that the title caught your attention and prompted you to click and read. So perhaps this is food for thought when writing titles for your blog posts, book titles, chapter titles or even titles of poetry. Will your title grab a reader’s attention and make them want to

Should I Translate My Ebooks Into US English?

Should I Translate My Ebooks Into US English?

Would my books sell better in US English? There is no doubt that the popularity, market and acceptance of ebooks is predominantly in the US. In two recent articles, I posted on Just Publishing; one confirmed that the US is by far the biggest ebook market in the world, with the surprise being that the UK is sixth, and only represents 3% of the world’s ebook market. The other article highlights how little the UK market values ebooks, with the Brits reluctant to venture beyond £0.99, whereas the US market is strong up to $10.00 for an ebook. These facts bring me to having to rethink my ebook marketing because I

How To Self Edit And Proofread Your Book

How To Self Edit And Proofread Your Book

Proofread your book yourself, but take care Self-publishing may be an inexpensive way to publish a book, but without thorough proofreading and good editing it can turn out to be an embarrassing disaster. Engaging reliable and professional proofreaders and editors, while a wise move, is far from inexpensive. Charges range considerably, but at say $0.02 per word for proofreading and $0.03 and upwards for editing, it doesn’t take applied mathematics to discover that for a 100,000-word novel you are looking at a sum in excess of $2,000. While there is just no escaping the absolute necessity of having an independent pair of eyes, at least, by proofreading your book before publishing, you can

Fun English Language Tongue Twisters For ESL Learners

ESL Tongue Twister

All languages have silly little irregularities, but English specialises in making pronunciation irregularities a challenge for ESL learners. Try to get your tongue around these tongue twister examples of English pronunciation. 1. The bandage was wound around the wound. 2. The farm was used to produce produce. 3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse. 4. We must polish the Polish furniture. 5. He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 7. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 8. A bass was