Imagine you have to make a gift for your family. And it has to be the perfect gift, it has to reach them so deeply that it gets them excited. You may break your head thinking about the gift, over several weeks. What can excite them all? If the present was only for the nephews, a Scalextric would be nice, if it was for your brother, one of the latest videogames would be perfect. But a present for them all? And suddenly, the word book resonates in your head. And a common passion for them all: the grandmother.
It is the perfect gift, a book with all the Grandmaâ€™s recipes. Those recipes all the generations have enjoyed in the family meetings. A gift that every member of your family will appreciate, even the younger generation that probably are not very interested in cooking at the moment. You can be sure that in a few years they will look at this book you give them and smile thinking of those meetings of the whole family in which the grandmother cooked proudly to have everyone sitting at her table.
It is a gift they will always keep, it will be packed carefully each time they move home. It is a gift that will go from hand to hand, generation after generation, and that will always carry the memory of those who devised it: You.
What are you waiting for?Â You could go to have tea with your grandma with a pen and a notebook and start working on it. After a few meetings and hours talking with your grandma, you will be able to start writing your book. Then just choose a nice cover, binding style and it will be ready to be published on Bubok and, who knows, it could be a best seller!
You have received the best news of your life, you are going to be parents! The nine months of pregnancy are chaotic. You spend your time working, asking permission for medical reviews , buying clothes well in advance (by the illusion that entails), painting the room…
And suddenly the day comes. It is the most gorgeous baby you’ve seen in your life. The baby has the most beautiful eyes in the world. You have thousands of thoughts that, almost certainly, will be forgotten. And you donâ€™t Â want that to happen.
You decide to write a blog with day to day about the baby that has filled your life. You include your photos, and share with family and friends this beautiful stage of growth and integration into life. Your baby will know exactly what he/she did every day, and your thoughts of their existence.
With Bubok this blog can be a printed book, something physical that the baby will be able to read and enjoy when he or she grows up. Itâ€™s one of the best gifts you can give to someone, his/her life told in a book.
This book will be kept forever and your son/daughter probably thinks: one day Iâ€™ll do the same for my children. A personalized book of your baby!
It is a very common misconception for writers to believe that in order to create conflict, some kind of notable event has to take place or some kind of internal suffering needs to be depicted. However, the truth is that if these events were the only elements of conflict present in your book, the story would be pretty flat.
For many people, being a writer is a vocation, passion, job and dream. There is a lot of good advice all over the internet, which should be heeded. You may think that you know best and only you can decide how to best create your vision, however the advice is often written by writers themselves; People who were once in your position but overcame all obstacles to become a successful author.
When you start writing your book, you no doubt have an ending in mind.Â However, the last page of any novel is a long way from the first and much can happen on the journey from start to finish. It can be hard to grasp a complete ending when you just begin writing.
In todayâ€™s modern world of social media, blogs and self-publishing, anyoneâ€™s writing is available for all to see and critique. Unfortunately, at the same time the importance being placed on spelling and grammar is being diminished.
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So,Â you’veÂ just finished your first masterpiece, have had it professionally edited, proofread and self-published. Your close friends and family have all read it and are full of praise, so you might well feel ready to market it on a much bigger scale.
As you may know, the editorial process to make your book a success, goes through many phases such as writing, editing, layout design, publishing, marketing & PR and sales.
To make sure your book becomes a masterpiece inside and out, Bubok has launched Editorial Services and Editorial Packs that range from book editing to promotional help. Â Every service has an initial cost and is provided by Bubok professionals who are specialised in a specific field. Â Read more →
Are you considering writing a book and looking at all of your options?Â Are you nervous about self-publishing? If so, this article could help.
Self-publishing has helped a great deal of authors publish their work. Many of these might otherwise have never written a book or certainly not got round to publishing. It hjas opened up the doors to so many people and completely changed the face of the industry.Â Moving forward, self-publishing is going to grow and grow and therefore by addressing your fears early, you can enjoy the benefits much earlier.
The Guildford Book Festival was established in 1989 and is now an important cultural event for both young and old, capturing the imagination of everyone who loves to read.