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Writing and publishing your story can take you weeks, months or years. In Bubok we propose you 9 tips to easily write and publish your book. Remember that you must be disciplined in order to make your publishing dream come true. You should set a deadline to reach your objectives, because that will put you under more pressure and encourage you to work. There is an important rule when it comes to writing: do not bore your reader! These are… Read more

Calendario 04 / August / 2015
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Many authors have issues with laying out their books. It is hard enough to write a story, so we have prepared some word templates to ease you the editing process, since tools such as Quarkxpress, Freehand or Indesign are often inaccessible. With these, you will be able to layout your book in Word in the following sizes: -21 x 29, 7 -17 x 23,5 -15×21 -19 x 19 -22,9 x 17,8 -10,8 x 17, 5 -21,6 x 27, 9 -Cooking recipes… Read more

Calendario 03 / August / 2015
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Does literature have a purpose anymore?
Calendario 18 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  In our face paced, busy world it is sometimes easy to question the real worth of literature. Why should we spend hours burning our eyes reading elongated monologues and extended imagery, when events of importance can be succinctly put on screens for us to mindlessly digest? Yes the concept of literature may be romantic, but do we realistically have the time do enjoy it?   Contrary to the thought, reading actually saves you time. It gives you access to numerous… Read more

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When science fiction becomes non-fiction
Calendario 07 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

    There is an undebatable co-dependency between science and science fiction. Many science fiction writers being scientists themselves, or scientists gaining inspiration from the genre. Either way, it becomes a bit of a chicken and egg- Esque scenario, where we don’t know whether the fiction influenced the science, or the science influenced the fiction.   Here a few examples of fiction influencing science   The Cell Phone The director of research and development at Motorola, Martin Cooper admitted that… Read more

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Our need for diversity within children’s literature
Calendario 05 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

The diversity within children’s literature should be reflective of the diversity of those who read it. As a rough estimation, around 14% of the world’s population is recorded as white. From this arises the question of why only 16% of children’s books published in 2015 in the USA, were about children of colour. When in fact children of colour make up the largest majority of the global population. Similarly, females are heavily underrepresented in children’s fiction, only making up 38.5% of… Read more

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7 famous authors you didn’t know self-published
Calendario 30 / June / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

    Breaking into the world of literature as a budding author has always been a struggle. Following tiresome years writing a book, authors have to face possible rejection from publishers, essentially rendering their writing years a waste. In light of this fear, many authors take up a suitable alternative, self-publishing. Self-Publishing has illuminated the way for many authors to successful careers. The once negative stigma self-publishing had, is gradually being shaken off. The initial stigma was expected, self-publishing has… Read more

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How to create strong characters in your fiction writing
Calendario 22 / June / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  A crucial element to any story is the strength of the characters involved, their consistency, credibility as real people and enigmatic qualities. A plot, invariably comes second to strong characters, need evidence for this? Consider Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, a universally loved novel, yet can you describe in detail any of the plot lines, like you can recite memorable characteristics of either Sherlock or Watson? Strong characters are what people remember, thus, strong characters make for successful storytelling. … Read more