by Edie Melson @EdieMelson The publishing industry is like any other—fraught with unwritten rules and etiquette norms. Add to that the wild wild west of social media and the new writer can commit faux pas that spell career disaster. I’m grouping them together in pairs to give you an idea what works and what doesn’t. …
The South's Most Iconic Plants
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What Children's Publishers Read at Home with Kids
We asked children’s publishers to tell us about a book they’d especially enjoyed reading with a child in their lives.
10 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Following in the footsteps of the most successful people means realizing that time is a precious commodity. Take advantage of every moment of your day.
Self Publishing, Book Printing, How to Publish a Book, Publishers
We are the fastest custom book printers to offer self-publishing anywhere. Learn how to publish, find free templates, and get quick service at 48 Hr Books!
The Mugging Advice that is Totally Misguided — Jetli.com
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Ask an Expert: 10 Upholstery Tips from Amanda Brown of Spruce
Aesthetics and comfort are often the two most important factors in how long you’ll love your furniture, so save your dollars for premium padding and showstopping fabric. As long as the shape is pleasing, I’m attracted to the dirtiest pieces with the ugliest fabric for a fraction of the cost. They also make the best transformations Think beyond a fabric exchange or removing a skirt. We’ve shortened sofas, changed arms from round to square, and turned coffee tables into ottomans all at the hands of upholstery Always refinish and repaint when furniture is completely stripped. Old fabric and padding often cover the exposed frame, resulting in a sloppy-looking paint job when pieces are reupholstered. Pneumatic tools…
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The Ghost on the Handle
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