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Cite
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Citation - How to do it right with texts and images

How do you quote correctly and avoid copyright infringement? There are a few rules you should know. We also look at the legally correct use of photos and illustrations, which are referred to as image citations in case law. Here's how to stay out of legal trouble.

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write a non-fiction book
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Writing a non-fiction book - These 10 strategies will make you a convincing expert

Passing on knowledge and distinguishing yourself as an expert - these are important goals of a non-fiction book, guidebook or reference book. If you want to write a non-fiction book, your name stands for expertise. But how do you conceptualize and structure a nonfiction book, find the right writing style, and develop a compelling cover? And how can you successfully market your expertise as an expert in your field?

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Blurb
Book Design & Tools

How to formulate a powerful blurb

The blurb only has a few lines. After you've written a novel with hundreds of pages, that shouldn't be too hard, right? But be careful: you shouldn't underestimate the blurb for your book. After the cover, it's the first thing your readers will see before they decide to buy your book - or not.

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Book cover
Book Design & Tools

Book cover - How to win readers at first sight

The book cover is your book's calling card, centerpiece, and flagship. The book cover makes the reader linger on the book or not, it inspires or deters, it fascinates or bores. A few seconds decide whether a reader will take a closer look at your book. We show you how to generate this attention.

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Character Sheet
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How well do you know your novel characters? A character sheet tells you

You can probably think of ten characteristics of the main character of your novel - whether it's their appearance, their character or the circumstances in which they grew up. Believable, lively characters are essential for a good story. But how do you keep track of all the traits and characteristics? A character sheet can help you with that.

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Fanfiction
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Fanfiction - When readers become authors

Anyone who likes to read has found the ending of a story unsuccessful. Boring. Or illogical. Or too open-ended. Why not make up your own ending? Fanfiction was born out of such thoughts. Lovers of a story just keep telling it. But is it okay to do that? And where can you publish it?

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write a children's book
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Writing a children's book - 7 tips on how to meet the demands of little readers.

You might think writing a children's book is easy. But little readers and listeners are often more demanding than adults. You shouldn't underestimate that if you want to become a children's book author. Not only does descriptive writing matter, but there are also important basics to consider in language, word choice, and scope. Which topics are particularly appealing to children and how can you illustrate your children's book?

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