Author Services

Proofreading, Editing, Critique

Proofreading, Editing, Critique

Getting help with your book from a professional editor is always recommended but often just too expensive. We have partnered with a professional editor with 30 years of experience to provide quality writing services at affordable prices.

Visit our Writing Services Page
Hundreds of Helpful Articles

Hundreds of Helpful Articles

We have created hundreds of articles on topics all authors face in today’s literary landscape. Get help and advice on Writing, Marketing, Publishing, Social Networking, and more. Each article has a Comments section so you can read advice from other authors and leave your own.

Why Query An Agent Instead Of Going Directly To Editors?

There are many ways for authors to get their works out these days. Among the methods of publishing include: self-publishing, e-presses, print on demand, and using independent publishing houses. However, there are many reasons why an author should use the traditional path of going to...

What Authors Should and Should Not Expect From Agents

One of the first steps that any author does to get his book published is to query a literary agent to help the author get the attention of a publisher. An agent acts as a go-between for authors and their potential publishers. Agents are an...

Things That Can Go Wrong If An Author Has No Literary Agent

Agents are not perfect. In fact, they are far from that but if an agent is any good, he could make a huge difference in an author’s career. What if an author is not interested in the services of an agent? What could possibly go...

How To Identify A Bad Literary Agent

There are very many writers around and a similar number of literary agents whom writers depend on to get their works published and to get paid. However, even though there are many legitimate agents, not all of them can be trusted. As a result, any...

How To Avoid A Bad Literary Agent

What are the steps that authors can take to find out if an agent is legitimate and trustworthy? One of the ways that authors can find trustworthy agents is to query only agents whose reputation precedes them. There are several agents that moonlight as writers...

How Do You Distinguish A Literary Agent From An Editor?

In the book publishing industry, editors and agents play different but very important roles. Many authors wonder if they can get an editor without a literary agent and vice versa. Some authors don’t know if they must have an agent in order to publish their...

Top Mistakes That Authors Make When Writing Query Letters

The following are some of the most common mistakes that get authors’ query letters tossed aside. Cheesy lead: An author should minimize cheesy rhetorical questions and comments in a query letter. It is better to lead with facts or else a reader might interpret it as...

How To Find The Best Agent For Your Book

What is the next step after you finish a book? How do you find an agent who will be interested in your book? It can be a daunting task if you do not know where to start. It is becoming easier to get an agent,...

How to Find a Literary Agent

You have finished your manuscript and edited your book to perfection. What is the next step? Well, if you want to publish your book the obvious next step is to find a literary agent to secure that publishing deal; the difficulty lies in how to...