Why the Developmental Edit is One of the Hardest Things You’ll Ever Do By Alexandra O’Connell Friends, I’d like to address a difficult and emotional topic: the developmental edit. You’ve sent your manuscript off to your editor for developmental work. You’ve completed a draft! The world is a beautiful place, filled with hope. Rainbows, puppies,
Book Out of Print? By Joe McDaniel In recent months we have come across several authors whose book publishers have gone out of business, resulting in their book titles becoming no longer available in distribution. In some cases, authors have retained their publishing rights. It is important to know the terms of your publishing agreement.
On Endings: You Won’t Have a Second Chance at a Last Impression By Alexandra O’Connell The End. The conclusion of the story. The end of the conversation you get to have with your reader (at least for now). The last words of your book are naturally memorable without even trying. How you leave your reader
What Makes a Quality Writing Retreat? By Annalisa Parent Opportunities for writers to convene and to create seem almost endless: workshops, classes, library writing groups, and, of course, retreats. There can be so many appealing events, it sometimes seems nigh impossible to choose one that will help to move your writing forward, to help you
E-Book Layout and Distribution By Dawn Clark, Crimson Dragon Publishing E-book production and distribution has become almost a necessity in today’s mobile oriented word. Before converting your book, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, establish your distribution method. E-distributors (see below) may provide free conversion software. If you’d rather hire it out and
Marketing Your Book: Online Marketing vs. Traditional Media By Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group You’ve written a book. A novel, biography, business book, self-help book. The genre doesn’t matter. Whatever type of book you’ve written, it has to be well marketed. You have two choices: Traditional vs. Online Marketing. Which way are you going to go?