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October 8, 2020

Sustainability in Uncertain Times

https://youtu.be/vgxLDW9rp38 Big strides and growth spurts can be great for motivation and moving things along. But relying on these to reach your goals can often lead to burnout or leave you disappointed when they aren’t… Continue Reading

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October 7, 2020

How Authors Can Build Sustainable Editor Relationships

Bringing a professional academic editor into your project is one of the best ways to achieve your publishing goals. But like any relationship, a sustainable author–­editor relationship takes work, as both parties are responsible for… Continue Reading

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September 30, 2020

International Podcast Day 2020

Happy International Podcast Day! Every year fans, producers, hosts, and the broader podcasting community cheer this awesome media form and celebrate our favorite shows. Ways to celebrate Listen to and subscribe to your favorite shows!… Continue Reading

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September 29, 2020

Taking Your Scholarship Public

We are excited to announce that Ideas on Fire founder Dr. Cathy Hannabach will be delivering a plenary on Taking Your Scholarship Public at the Publication Development Forum on Friday, October 2, 2020. Public engagement… Continue Reading

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September 9, 2020

Project Management for Real Life

This month is all about project management at Ideas on Fire and we’re focusing on the workflows, habits, systems, and tools that help you organize all your tasks and meet your goals. Our approach to… Continue Reading

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August 26, 2020

Last Checks to Do Before Submitting a Book Proposal

Submitting your book proposal to a press is thrilling. It feels great to finally get the pitch off your desk and into the hands of the awesome acquisition editors you’re hoping will give you a… Continue Reading

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