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Although much ink has been devoted to sex, sagas like “Stories of a married man” and “Aquiles” address a moor that few authors have passed through “non-heteronormative sexuality.” Gonzalo Narvreón and Aquiles lead Gonzalo Narvreón, the writer, where his appetite takes them. We talked to Gonzalo Alcaide Narvreón about these two successful series. Why write two sagas, in which the protagonists are bisexual men, sexuality so little visible and even resisted? Interesting question and I would say that the answer… Read more

Calendario 15 / October / 2020
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Ever since Amélie Yan-Gouiffès decided to dedicate her life to helping others she’s proved that there’s never a bad time to start following your heart. After working for 17 years managing humanitarian projects in countries such as those in former Yugoslavia, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Nepal amongst many others, she now supports leaders and change-makers to share their message with the world. Now this debut author, who is an international speaker, coach, humanitarian and a mother, has found… Read more

Calendario 05 / February / 2020
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Cover design: Bubok’s updated bespoke service
Calendario 10 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Is cover design the most important aspect of a book? No, but it is crucial if you want a reader to choose your book over another. The cover provides the first impression of your work, so its design must carefully considered and well executed. It certainly should not be chosen on a whim. Furthermore, it is often necessary to set aside personal preferences in favor of more widely marketable choices.   The importance of cover design   In the music… Read more

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Selling your book: two essentials for snaring readers
Calendario 09 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Reading is a fundamental habit that fuels the imagination and feeds the soul. Often our first impression of a book on a website or bookstore is crucial to our decision of whether to buy it. However, there are of course a huge range of variables and tastes vary widely among readers. Regardless, there are two main factors that influence a reader’s decision: the cover and the first few pages. Getting these details right can snag you readers, desperate for something original… Read more

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Get writing: the Limerick
Calendario 08 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

In this article, we will explore the history and form of the limerick, offer examples, and suggest writing prompts for creating your own limericks. Hopefully this may help those feeling a lack of creative inspiration to rediscover the joy of writing. Working in a different format can let your creativity run wild, helping you to feel reinvigorated, and maybe even finish that book you’ve been procrastinating on! This is the first article in a series exploring various examples of short… Read more

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Free publishing resources for writers
Calendario 07 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Entrepreneurship is hard work, so taking advantage of available resources is the best way to get your projects off the ground. Similarly, making the most of free resources is essential to the world of publishing. Indeed, when beginning your authorial career, every little helps. Here at Bubok we have a variety of tools at your disposal that can provide the initial push to your career as a writer. Free design resources Word templates to help with layout Free cover designs Publishing… Read more

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Proofreading versus editing: what’s the difference?
Calendario 06 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Does your book need editing or just proofreading? Our clients, including professionals from large companies, are often unsure whether their writing requires full editing services, or simply proofreading. Editing of literary texts   We define editing as revisions and suggestions concerning the content of the document, focusing on the improvement of expression and language, fluency and above all readability. It is also about reviewing grammar and vocabulary so that everything is grammatically correct. In other words, editing involves a very… Read more

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The best applications for writing
Calendario 05 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

By simply searching “writing apps” or “best writing software” you can find hundreds of programs and applications that claim to facilitate the arduous writing process. Depending on what exactly you need them for, some will be more useful than others. That’s why we wanted to write up this list to save you hours of work searching for just the right one.   Platforms that are easy to use and free Programs for structuring your story Tools for jotting down notes… Read more

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Distribution agreement between Bubok and CELESA
Calendario 05 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Bubok is always working to improve our distribution network and the reach of our authors We have a distribution agreement with CELESA, one of the most important national and international companies within the sector. CELESA is a common reference point in Spanish bookstores. This therefore massively increases the visibility of the works that appear in its catalog as well as the resulting sales. Within Spain, AZETA handles the distribution. This type of agreement between a distributor and an independent publisher… Read more

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Get Writing: the Sonnet
Calendario 04 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

In this article, we will explore the history and form of the sonnet, offer examples, and suggest writing prompts for creating your own sonnets. Hopefully this may help those feeling a lack of creative inspiration to rediscover the joy of writing. Working in a different format can let your creativity run wild, helping you to feel reinvigorated, and maybe even finish that book you’ve been procrastinating on! This is the first article in a series exploring various examples of short… Read more

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How to: Book Layout
Calendario 03 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Why is layout important? What do we mean by layout? Book layout: The first few pages Organizing content Further Queries Why is layout important? Just like we feel more relaxed in a well-kept house, reader will have a better time reading well-formatted books. This is why it is so important that you give the proper attention to the layout of your book. While it is preferable to give prior thought and planning to the layout of your book, it is possible… Read more

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Manga illustrator Kachisou on their upcoming work WEAK
Calendario 24 / February / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Interview with Kachisou, Manga artist and Bubok author about their upcoming graphic novel, WEAK Kachisou is a hugely talented illustrator and storyteller, who has won recognition both at home in their native Portugal and in Japan for their original Manga. Here at Bubok, we are very excited to be publishing their upcoming work WEAK. WEAK features a wide range of characters in various settings dealing with the difficulties that life brings, and how to find the inner strength to face them…. Read more

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Influencers: the new publishing landscape
Calendario 19 / February / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Who are influencers? Why have some influencers become authors? What is their actual impact on society? And, above all, what influence do they have in the publishing world that we exist in? The influence social media stars have to affect social trends and product sales is undeniable. Who are influencers? Influencers who write  Why influencers’ books sell Which comes first? The author or the influencer? Our social media influencers Who are influencers?   Let’s start at the beginning. An influencer… Read more

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EBSCO improves Bubok distribution
Calendario 13 / February / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

From last month, EBSCO has begun to offer our entire catalog of e-books to online booksellers in the United States, furthering the global distribution of our catalog. EBSCO is a leading distributor of digital books and audiobooks in English-speaking countries. They focus particularly in providing digital access to libraries and bookstores in various kinds of academic institutions.   This agreement between Bubok and EBSCO improves the already excellent digital distribution that Bubok has. Bubok’s works are already sold in all sorts… Read more

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We now accept Amazon Pay!
Calendario 13 / February / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Did you know that Bubok now includes Amazon Pay among the ways you can pay on our online shop? Virtually everyone who shops online has an account with Amazon and shops there regularly.   Over the past few weeks, Bubok’s development department has been working hard to offer this payment method to our customers. Our aim is to offer authors and readers using Bubok the most convenient experience in purchasing and selling via our website.   The advantages of using… Read more

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To Sequel or not to Sequel: that is the question
Calendario 12 / February / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

As a writer, one of the best things you can achieve is to leave the reader craving more after finishing your book. However, when authors do provide sequels, fans often complain about them not meeting their expectations. In this article we’re looking at whether it’s always a good idea for authors to write a sequel. There are plenty of examples of hugely successful book series. Consider Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson or The Hunger Games. These are just a few… Read more

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Prompts for creative writing: Horror, Mystery and Romance genre novels
Calendario 10 / February / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

People recommend all sorts of things to overcome writer’s block, and at Bubok, we know that you might need some kind of external stimulus to jump start your next book. That’s exactly why we’ve written this article with 15 creative prompts for writing a novel. In this article we’re focusing on three literary genres: Mystery, Horror and Romance. In this publishing company, we know that life can get in the way, and you can spend hours attempting to write on your… Read more

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Amélie Yan-Gouiffès: Sometimes All You Need To Do Is Jump
Calendario 05 / February / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Ever since Amélie Yan-Gouiffès decided to dedicate her life to helping others she’s proved that there’s never a bad time to start following your heart. After working for 17 years managing humanitarian projects in countries such as those in former Yugoslavia, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Nepal amongst many others, she now supports leaders and change-makers to share their message with the world. Now this debut author, who is an international speaker, coach, humanitarian and a mother, has found… Read more

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CEO of Bubok: We Open the Doors for Others
Calendario 17 / January / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

We are happy to be able to present you with Sergio Mejias, the CEO and founder of Bubok. Almost 12 years ago Sergio first provided the opportunity for any budding author to publish their own work. Now Bubok is at the stage where it’s knocking on the doors of global markets. Find out how we plan to facilitate that process in the short interview below: – Why did you decide to expand Bubok to the US? Our goal is to enter… Read more

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Why You Should Consider Writing a Blog
Calendario 13 / January / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  Have you been thinking of ways to share your writing with other? Well, we all know one of the most popular tools these days is social media. However, keeping a blog is an amazing tool which has been around far longer than Instagram and which has done wonders for many authors. Of course, you’ll need to know how to use it so you can actually feel the benefits of it. So… are you wondering why it might be worth… Read more

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How to Write a Good Children’s Book
Calendario 08 / January / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Writing for children can be just as difficult as writing for adults. In fact, even if you’re already an author and have a couple of books published, it doesn’t guarantee you success when writing for kids. Why? Simply because when it comes to writing for children, we have to adopt a new mindset and put ourselves in the shoes of those we want to write for. Besides, there are also different categories of children books therefore it’s important to identify… Read more

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Why Writing Routine Is Important
Calendario 03 / January / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

    Just like an athlete needs to prepare thoroughly before the Olympics, as a writer you too must follow a workout routine to improve your technique. Establishing a writing routine is not always an easy thing to do, especially for debut authors that are just beginning to embark on a new journey. But no need to stress out, it’s not as difficult as it might seem at first.     Here are some tips that might help you to… Read more

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Beating Writer’s Block – Help Guide
Calendario 27 / December / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  For most authors, the mere thought of writer’s block sends a shiver down the spine. However, it’s important to know the difference between a prolonged period of writer’s block and just having a bad day. Being unable to form a cohesive sentence, an overwhelming belief that everything you write is worthless, chronic eye-strain and deleting hours of work in a single click can all be symptoms of writer’s block. If you are in the middle of a slump in… Read more

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How Writing a Diary Can Benefit You
Calendario 20 / December / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Writing a diary might seem a bit of cliché these days but actually it might help you more than you think. And don’t think it’s just for the teenage girls to hide their youthful secrets! Putting your thoughts and feelings on a paper can benefit you in many ways no matter what age you are. In fact, keeping a journal can actually help you become a better writer and boost your creativity. Here are 6 benefits to keeping a journal:… Read more

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Promoting Your Self-Published Book: How to Get Noticed?
Calendario 17 / December / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  A question many self-published authors ask themselves is “how do I get myself noticed?”. Is it possible to get yourself and your book into the public eye without an enormous budget? The answer is YES! Of course, it takes time and a lot of effort. However, if you don’t try, you’ll never achieve your goal, and there are a huge variety of ways to start marketing your writing with very little effort or expense.   A good way to start… Read more

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10 Benefits of Writing Workshops
Calendario 10 / December / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

10 reasons why you should consider taking a writing course:   1. Writing Can Be Learned. Even if writing comes naturally to you, there is always a room for improvement. A writing class or literary workshop will supplement your talent with a necessary educated understanding of literary theory and writing technique, opening your mind to loads of helpful tips and tricks that can be later put into practice. Besides, in every artistic field, raw talent on its own is never… Read more

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4 Life Lessons from Jane Austen
Calendario 02 / December / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Jane Austen was an English author who lived from 1775 until 1817. You may know some of her most famous works, such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion. But what you may not know is that this author, one of the most famous writers of all time, started her literary journey with the help of self-publishing. Being unable to get a traditional publisher interested in her work, Austen released both Emma and Sense & Sensibility on her… Read more

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7 Famous Authors That Started With Self-Publishing
Calendario 29 / November / 2019 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. The stigma self-publishing once had is gradually being shaken off. Truth is self-publishing has actually produced some low-quality literature due to the fact that any caliber of writing can be published…. Read more

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What Self-Publishing Mistakes You Should Avoid
Calendario 28 / November / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Self-publishing might sound an appealing option for many authors, especially the ones who are about to publish their very first book. There are no gatekeepers who will slam the door in front of your face and everything is going to be under your control. Total freedom in navigating the whole publishing process may seem to be a dream come true – it’s only you and your literary baby. However, there are two sides to every coin. This is why it’s… Read more

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How to Choose Your Next Book
Calendario 22 / November / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Books are a real treasure but sometimes choosing your next read can be a real pain. There are always plenty of new releases in literature world and also golden classics which you’ve been targeting for a while. And every time you step into a bookstore, it’s like all those covers are calling to pick them up. And maybe your friend recommended you some particular story. Maybe you’ve heard a lot of great reviews about another. So, do you ever spend much… Read more

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How to Write a Book in Word
Calendario 18 / November / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Since you’ve wandered here, probably there´s a terrific story in your head that is begging to be told. You have time and motivation, you’ve opened your computer to start, you are ready to type the first sentence of your book, and then… And then you realize you have no idea which program to use. Sounds familiar? No worries, it’s easier than you think. There’s a lot of book-writing software out there. However, you don’t need to spend your money on a fancy… Read more

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Why Self-Publishing Can Be the Best Choice
Calendario 15 / November / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Do you have that fabulous manuscript which can’t be hidden anymore? Or maybe you’re still working on the story but can see the rays of light at the end of the tunnel? In any case, you’re probably wandering around the publishing industry not knowing which way to let your baby to the world. Undoubtedly, it’s an important decision to make for any author which will have a huge impact on the final result. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be… Read more

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How Writing Can Improve Your Well-Being
Calendario 11 / November / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Happiness is all around us hiding itself in the smallest details. However, one would agree that once we step into sadness, sometimes it can grab us and stick both too hard and for too long. Sometimes we find ourselves highly stressful, irritated, frustrated or disappointed. There are moments when we even end up in those dark places where everything seems too depressed to be solved. So, the first good news about writing is that you can do it everywhere and… Read more

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Peter Handke: Where Is the Line?
Calendario 08 / November / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Many have called Peter Handke one of the best and most inventive writers to have emerged in German literature since Günter Grass. A prolific Austrian author of novels and poetry, who has delved into screenwriting, theater and film directing has earned great recognition over the years. However, he’s also been accused of supporting and extolling former Yugoslav leader and dictator Slobodan Milošević. Recently he’s been making headlines again after receiving the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature. At the announcement on… Read more

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Margaret Atwood: From Self-Publishing to the Literary Stars
Calendario 04 / November / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

This year The Booker Prize was a true wave of emotions that caused some chaos in jury’s heads. And how couldn’t it when women writers are showing what they got and, well, rocking it? You already know that the prize was awarded to “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo and “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood after the judges rebelled against the rules. Now let’s take one step at a time and have a closer look at one of these great… Read more

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How to get your book out there
Calendario 28 / October / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Do you have a manuscript that’s been hiding in your drawer or a folder buried deep in your computer for far too long? Maybe you’re an expert in a particular field and would love to share your knowledge and experience and get your name out there. Marketing and publishing a book may not be in your wheelhouse. So, let us ask you:   Have you always wanted to be known as a writer? Do you dream of sharing your works… Read more

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Why You Should Read Biographies
Calendario 25 / October / 2019 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Literature is full of great treasures. Now let’s talk about one of them. Both reading a book and writing a book is a journey; the only difference is that we are either travelers or guides. However, in order to be able to walk someone through your life — to write a BIOGRAPHY, and not any but a good one — you have to relive many other stories way before you start building your own. This leads to the conclusion where… Read more

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Gonzalo Narvreón, author of “Stories of a Married Man” and “Aquiles Saga.”
Calendario 15 / October / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Although much ink has been devoted to sex, sagas like “Stories of a married man” and “Aquiles” address a moor that few authors have passed through “non-heteronormative sexuality.” Gonzalo Narvreón and Aquiles lead Gonzalo Narvreón, the writer, where his appetite takes them. We talked to Gonzalo Alcaide Narvreón about these two successful series. Why write two sagas, in which the protagonists are bisexual men, sexuality so little visible and even resisted? Interesting question and I would say that the answer… Read more

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Coronavirus: reading suggestions for while you’re stuck at home
Calendario 16 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

What to read if you’re stuck inside because of coronavirus lockdowns? The world is looking a little scarier than usual during this uncertain time of the coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organisation has officially declared it a pandemic. Now, many countries across the world are going into lockdown or recommending self-isolation where possible for their citizens. With many of us squirelled away in our homes twiddling our thumbs, reading suggestions are surely welcome. This article offers suggestions of different post-apocalyptic… Read more

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The Author’s Role: what does it mean to be a 21st century writer?
Calendario 11 / March / 2020 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

What is the job of an author? What does it mean to be a writer? This question does not have an easy or singular answer. However, what is apparent is that it involves more than just sitting in front of the computer to write. For example, a copywriter writes, but would you call them an author? Perhaps the following statement about the profession of being a writer is the one we believe most closely approximates its true meaning. “A writer… Read more