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  • Don’t make your first book your hardest book with full bleeds and tons of illustrations.
  • Do your research on how to write, market, and publish your book.
  • Research your topic and what others have written about it. (Don’t kid yourself, chances are the topic has been written about at least once, probably more.
  • Be authentic in your writing voice and presentation.
  • Hire a good editor. (Don’t skimp on this)
  • Plan for your release date long before you get ready to publish your final product.

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About the Author

BJ Bangs is an award-winning author, writer, and photographer. She has been fascinated by cats since she was a kid, and made a commitment to her first adopted cat in 1981. Cats have been part of her life since then, and she now lives with four cats in rural New England. As part of her blog, Paws Cat-O-Sphere for Cat Lovers, she writes about cat-themed holidays and events. For the past 2 years, she has included a Complete List of Cat Holidays on her blog. Click here for more information about BJ.