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Horses for Courses: The Different Types of Book Publisher New!

Book publishers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, something to bear in mind if you ever find yourself in the market for one. Knowing which type of publisher you need can make the job a whole lot easier so cast your eye over...

Writing a Book Title That Sells - Part 3 New!

You’ve done all the hard work on picking a selling title for your book and now you might have to do it all over again for a subtitle!  Before we go into subtitles, think about whether your book really needs one. It is very true...

Writing a Book Title That Sells - Part 2 New!

Got that list written? Good because now it's time to start coming up with those titles. Step 2: Brainstorm Ideas for Titles You can do this on your own or you can do it with a group of people, it's entirely up to you. Use the content...

Writing a Book Title That Sells - Part 1 New!

One of the most important parts to making sure your book stays in people’s minds is by writing an excellent title. Think about the book titled Seabiscuit; a book that shot up the NY Times best-seller listings like the racehorse it was written about. Two...

How to Spot a Vanity Publisher New!

There are many publishers that cater for different writers. For example, Wild Rose Press and Decadent Publishing are dedicated to publishing various forms of romance, perhaps even a bit of erotic romance every now and then. Big traditional publishers such as Harper Collins and Penguin Random House...

Publishing Choices: Amazon KDP Select vs. Smashwords New!

Self-publishing is an excellent way to get your book in front of readers, especially when you don’t want to go through the tedious process of getting an agent, or the even more burdensome prospect of getting your manuscript approved by a publisher. The fact that...

Things To Know About Being a Published Author New!

Congratulations! Your book has been published. So what happens now? What should you expect? There are a certain amount of thrills to having your book published; you get your name on a book, your work is available to all and sundry to read and, perhaps the...

Tips for Submitting to Online Journals

Online literary journals are often considered one of the staples of the literary world. They help connect writers to different opportunities that allow them to expose their work, as well as meet other writers that they can build a support group from. They can learn...

Follow Up Queries To A Publisher

So you have had a positive response from an agent or publisher requesting your manuscript. You wait patiently each day, but receive no news from them. So what can you do? Too frequently, writers never follow up with the publishers because they do not know if...

5 Steps to Self-Publishing Success

"Lady in the Water," have you seen it? It was that movie about a mermaid that lived in Paul Giamatti's pool. It was written, directed and even co-starred M. Night Shyamalan. Night based the movie on a fairytale he made up for his kids. He...