A Book, Well Designed, is a Work of Art A Blog by Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group Picture a book. Hold a book in your hands. Feel the texture. Examine the cover. Look at the publication page, the dedication, the acknowledgments. Even before you’ve opened to the first page, you’ve come face-to-face with a work of
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.
Ghostwriting a Business Book A Blog by Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group You’re a business leader with a business to run. You may also have a great idea for a business book that will, in fact, expand your business. The problem is moving from idea to words on a page. That is where a skillful ghostwriter
Shaping Your Book: 3 Tips to Create Order from Disarray By Alexandra O’Connell If you are struggling with organization—your book doesn’t have the flow you want, the pieces don’t seem to fit together, your points are muddy—you are not alone. The good news is that, once we fix the organization, other revisions tend to flow
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