Former Intelligence Secretary Christopher Mellon’s Fascination with UFO’s

Work From Home – Writing For Money

Anyone who has been trying to work from home, but has run out of ideas should not become discouraged. I understand that with all of the false promises published on the internet regarding opportunities to work from home, it is difficult to know what to believe. For all of those who have encountered such challenges, I strongly suggest that you consider becoming a professional writer. There are several opportunities to work from home as a writer, you just need to uncover them. Having said that, I am going to give you a helping hand.

The Lure of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel

The imagination is a powerful thing. It’s the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects or events that do not exist. When described through words and subsequently imagined, those scenes, objects and events can become compelling and enthralling alternative realities for us to escape to.

Non-Fiction – How Publishers Select Manuscripts

All good non-fiction titles contain the following characteristics: Accuracy – There is no point conveying information to the reader if that information is incorrect. At best misleading and at worst libelous or defamatory, poorly checked work can land the author (and the publisher) in a great deal of trouble. Ultimately, the book will have failed to achieve its aim and will have cheated the reader.

How to Calculate Book Spine Thickness

10 divided by 176, multiplied by the number of pages of text within the book, divided by 90, multiplied by the weight of the paper in gsm, add 1mm for the crease in the cover and this will give you the book block thickness in millimetres. Add 3mm to this figure to account for the cover and you have the spine thickness of a finished book. If you’re having a hardback book printed, artwork for your hardback book cover needs to be larger than for a softback book because the cover image needs to be able to wrap around the edges of the greyboard card used to create the hard spine and covers.

Self Publish Or Publisher? 7 Things You Should Consider in Making Your Decision

Although many new authors believe going self-published makes them second-class citizens, the author shows 7 key things you should consider before making the decision to seek a publisher. Drawing upon her experience as an indie artist in the music industry, the author discusses how self discipline, stylistic maturity, emotional preparedness, a clear idea of your own identity, a well established promotional platform and marketing plan, and the ability to commit your time fully, are all key factors in whether it is the right time to go the traditional publishing route, or it would be a better choice to remain independent.

Memoir Writing – Nine Tips on How to Publish Your Own Book

If you have finished your memoir, there are several question you will need to answer and also some important factors which you must consider about memoir publishing. If you are asking yourself “how do I publish my book?” These tips will get you on the right track whether you are wondering how to self publish or how to hire a publishing agent.

Ficition – How Publishers Select Manuscripts

The UK fiction market is hugely competitive. There are currently 1,573,066 fiction titles available in Britain (according to and many millions more that have never been published. Therefore, standing out from the crowd is crucial. Potential book purchasers want to be sure that they are going to get value for their money.

Starting at the Beginning

“I know – I think I’ll write a book. I know there are lots of people who might like what I have to say – and I’ve been thinking about it for ages, so I’m sure I can write quite a good book. Who knows, maybe someone will publish it. Perhaps I’ll turn it into a blog…” This must be what many people are thinking when they start to write something that eventually ends up on my desk as a manuscript begging to be reviewed and ultimately published. And this article is for all of those would be writers who are currently thinking this way.

How to Get Published? 5 Things to Avoid

There’s always a lot of people telling you, offering advice, regarding do the following. That’s important and very necessary, obviously. Nonetheless, at times it’s also important to know what you ought to not do, what you should avoid.

How to Start a Magazine in 6 Steps

Have you ever dreamed of owning and publishing your own magazine? Go for it with these 6 steps to getting your first issue out there in your readers hands.

What Can a Publisher Do For Me That I Can’t Do For Myself?

I recently came upon a blog post on Cafe Lopez arguing for the end of traditional publishing as we know it and heralding the rise of “enterprise authors” (the writer’s term for a self-publisher). The article characterizes publishers as the enemy. And it pointedly asks: “What is the publisher doing for me that I can’t already do for myself?”

Dealing With Rejection When Trying to Find a Literary Agent

Trying to find a literary agent is the goal on every screenwriters mind. But how exactly do you go about finding a literary agent in Hollywood when all you seem to get is rejection? Perhaps a different approach is all that it will take to turn those rejection letters into a pleasant form of acceptance.

Without Writers There is No Internet – Can You Deny This?

Let me explain. What is Internet? It is a combination of World Wide Websites linked together and floating on the sky, called High Street. These websites offer products; services and information to visitors. Now how do you access a website? By typing some “words”- that is the URL of the site you want on your search bar. Not some symbols or codes, but only “words”.

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