Oct 12, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Want to know how to get a book deal? From polishing your writing and crafting a query letter, to securing a literary agent and that ever-desirable contract, the process of selling your book to a publisher is fairly straightforward: you just need to be meticulous, patient, and a little bit lucky.
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Oct 07, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
The LGBTQ+ community has been historically underrepresented in publishing. But with the growth of online books sales and a greater mainstream appetite for diverse characters and stories, there has been a resulting boom in LGBTQ+ books and publishers specializing in this blossoming niche.
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Oct 05, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft
Ah, fall. Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and… writing marathons? While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, for many people that’s exactly what this season signals. Every November, writers all over the world sign up for NaNoWriMo and take the next step in their writing journey... Read more →
Sep 22, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft
Defining the short story form may seem like a simple task, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. “How long is a short story?” can be a particularly tough question to answer — yes, a short story is short, but how many words does that entail? Moreover, which qualities determine a short story, ... Read more →
Sep 21, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
A professional editor is the one collaborator that no author can do without — even blockbuster writers with dozens of publications to their name. While writing the first draft is often a solitary affair, the process of revising a manuscript eventually requires the objective eye of someone who kno... Read more →
Sep 09, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft
What is a novella? Well, if you’re struggling to finish a novel, transitioning from short stories, or looking to test-run a book series, then it might just be the answer to your writing prayers! In this post, we’ll show you how to write a novella, how long it should be, how it differs from a nov... Read more →
Sep 01, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
Scott Pack is an editor, publisher, and author of the book How to Perfect Your Submission. He's here today to shed some light on how to research prospects and perfect your manuscript submission to agents and publishers. Take it away, Scott!
As a publisher, I receive a hell of a lot of manuscript ... Read more →
Aug 30, 2020 – Book Design
When authors think about book design, the first thing that pops into their heads is usually the cover. We’ll be the first to admit that cover design is incredibly important — but book layout is arguably just as important! After all, your cover may attract readers’ initial interest, but your inter... Read more →
Aug 19, 2020 – Understanding Publishing
If you’re hoping to learn how to publish a cookbook, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll look at all the cookbook-specific aspects of the publishing process.
We’ve already looked at how you can write a cookbook and self-publish it in a previous post. So in this post, we’ll assume... Read more →