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What are the Standard Book Sizes in Publishing?

November 30, 2017 - Book Design - 7 Comments

Glance at the nearest bookshelf. Have you noticed that books come in all shapes and sizes? Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t because publishers are out to obliterate the perfect symmetry of our bookshelves. The truth is that book sizes vary based on each individual book — and publishers determine these sizes based on economic, ... read more »

How to Write a Query Letter in 7 Steps

November 2, 2017 - Understanding Publishing - 6 Comments

how to write a query letter

A starving writer stands in front of a mailbox clutching a hefty, brown envelope addressed to a publishing company. They say a prayer, push their manuscript in and begin the long wait for a reply that could make or break their career. It's a romantic image, but most major publishers don't actually accept 'unsolicited manuscripts' ... read more »

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