Category Archives: Publishing

June 2017 Roundup: Manuscript Editing and Publishing

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme or themes will post each day. Today’s roundup themes are manuscript editing and publishing. Below are selected articles. Manuscript … Continue reading

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When Does the Marketing Start?

MladenR shares some insights about marketing on Writer to Writers. NOTE: This blog has moved. The article can now be found here: When Does the Marketing Start?

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5 Things Authors Wish Readers Knew

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
When I was just a reader, meaning I didn’t create my own word babies, I didn’t have a clue what went into making books or how my being a reader mattered to anyone. Now that…

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Thinking Fiction: What Novels Do Fiction Editors Read?

Originally posted on An American Editor:
by Carolyn Haley In follow-up to my survey about what editors in general read for recreation (What Do Editors Read?, I invited fiction editors to share their Top 10 favorite novels, along with something…

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“Screen Fatigue” Sees UK E-book Sales Plunge 17% as Readers Return to Print

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
by Mark Sweney at the Guardian Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK Britons are abandoning the…

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Prologues and Epilogues – Is There a Point to Them?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Helena Fairfax Prologue and Epilogue. Do they have a use? Should they be used? Can you have one without the other? First of all, the Prologue. Oh, the dreaded question of…

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Finished The Book, Now Begins The Rest Of The Adventure

Originally posted on Building A Healthy Lifestyle:
A story I’ve been working on for the last 5 years now came to a close last week. I finished it. I wrote it all down, got all the characters straight, got the…

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Can’t Decide on Traditional vs. Self-Publishing? There’s a Third Option

Can’t decide on a publishing method for your recently completed manuscript? I’m constantly reading about authors who are weighing the pros and cons of traditional versus self-publishing and their respective limitations. There’s good news. You need not be confined to … Continue reading

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Criticism versus Reviews

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
What any writer dreads the most are attacks by members of the public, often with an axe to grind… In days gone by every writer knew that the only individuals who offered opinions…

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Self-Publishing: Five Time-Saving Tools

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
  ? by Hope Ann A writer’s life is filled with so much more than the mere creating of stories. There is editing and proofreading. Marketing and newsletters. Blogging and graphics. We can…

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