Archive for the 'Publishing' Category

How to Annoy Literary Agents When Submitting Your Book!

By Stephanie J. Hale Writers and authors often wonder how many literary agents they should submit to at one time. Faced with a cut-throat publishing environment, it’s tempting to try to ‘speed up’ the process by sending a mass mail-out. However, this is a strategy to avoid at all costs. I recently heard of one […]

Self Publishing When Good Isnt Good Enough

By Kim Hillman When you self publish a book or booklet, good enough is good enough.  But, what does that mean?  And more importantly, what doesn’t that mean? Good Enough Is Good Enough Good enough simply means that you’ve done all you can do for now.  You’ve done your best.  It’s not perfect, but it’s […]

Guidelines For Book Length Manuscripts

By Derry Sampey Whether you are writing a non-fiction or a fiction book, there are guidelines you must follow, both in creating your text and formatting your manuscript. Help is available in the form of stylebooks that give writers such information as when to capitalize certain words, how to cite sources in text, where to […]

5 Things Authors Can Do While Waiting For Their Publication Date

By Wendy Woudstra There comes a time in the process of book publishing where the author feels like there’s nothing to do but wait for the finished book to arrive. There are, however, plenty of things authors can do during this period to give their book promotion efforts a head start.  1) Contact the person […]

Book Publishing Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Writing Conferences

By Cheryl Pickett Writing conferences come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on the area, venue, and people’s budgets (both attendees and sponsors), an event may have a few hundred or a few dozen people show up. The Essence of Motown Conference, which I attended for the first time this year, was another victim of […]

Getting Your Book Published How to Find the Freelance Editor Thats Right For You

By L Murdock How to Find Your Editor To land a great literary agent you MUST stand out from the pack and not give the agent, or her assistant, any reason to automatically toss your pages into the rejection pile.   Some writers need editorial help to get there; some don’t. If you decide to […]

How to Sell Your Book and Receive 100% of the Sale Price

By Miriam Taylor DIY publishing is now considered trendy as opposed to thirty years ago, when mainstream publishers invited new and unknown authors along to preview prospective works. Self-publishing is business and should be treated as such. Without prior knowledge or a key plan, selling a book will result in wasted pounds. It pays to […]

The Writers Affirmation

By Janet Litherland All beginning writers dream of someday being published. It’s the ultimate affirmation that says, “My work is good; I was right to believe in it!” However, many good writers give up too soon. Did you know that J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected 10 times before finally being accepted by […]