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Explore articles and advice by publishers and authors; and extracts from ebooks written and published by ACS Distance Education.

One of the most important and earliest decisions to make when writing any type of story is "what point of view" to speak from.

When we talk about point of view (POV) in a novel, we’re usually referring to narration and perspective. The difference between first, second, and third person narration, with a note on the difference between third person limited and third person omniscient narration.

The following is advice extrapolated from one of our books - How to Write a Novel"

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Start your own business - or add to your existing business.

Sell our ebooks and short courses.

We have a very lucrative affiliates program - for the right partners, this has a track record of being an extremely good business move.


Eight Reasons to Read Ebooks

By ACS Bookshop on November 10, 2015 in Writing and Publishing | comments

Our principal, John Mason, had his first printed book published in 1978, and up until 2007, had published over 60 printed books, but times have changed, and along with our staff at ACS Distance Education, he has now published around 100 ebooks. There are very good reasons for this change. 

Printed books have existed for hundreds of years, and many people still say they prefer a printed book.

Whether this attitude is nostalgia or something more than that; the reality is that more people are using e-books; and as time moves on, more and more books are only available as e-books. If you avoid e-books completely; you will be limiting the choice of books available to you, whether as reference books, text books or reading for leisure.





5 Essential Writing Tips

1/ Focus on the message.

It is essential to have a clear focus on the information that you want to convey. When writing is verbose (too wordy), the reader will find it more difficult to focus on the key facts.


Why do some children take to reading with a natural passion, whereas others struggle?
Some children appear to love reading. Others don’t. What changes? Very young children will often enjoy being read to by an adult. As they grow, they start to learn to read for themselves and they can find this difficult and complicated. The learning to read process can actually put some children off reading. This may be a permanent thing or it can be temporary.