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Books and Historical Fiction – The Blurb

What makes a good blurb? The blurb is the short description you find on the back cover of books. These few lines are very important since they can make all the difference between someone buying your book or not. The blurb must not be a spoiler but you must conjure up the words that tells the casual browser what you work is about. You must convey the excitement that the reader will feel when they buy it.

How to Get Published – Step 3

How can you shock an editor into reading your work? In this article, I explore a new technique which may make the jaded crowd at a publishing house sit up and blink. The concept is to adopt a completely unexpected style. Here I translate part of a previous article – on how to get published – into the scientific writing style. You may find the concept useful, even if not the way it is put into practice.

Getting Published – Step 5

One of the most important issues to be decide before you submit your novel to a publisher is the title of the novel, or at least some suggestions of good titles. A title is in my experience one of the most difficult issues to settle. What makes a good title?

Getting Published – Step 4

In getting published step 4, I return to the theme of how to keep going, how to cope with the frustration of rejection by publishers and why you should press on regardless. I suggest a further approach to satire with which to heal the wounds of being turned down yet again and the cultivation a philosophical approach to the business of getting into print.

Publish-on-Demand Companies Dis-Serve Authors and Literary World

Books are meant to educate, not degrade the English language. The entire world is put at a disadvantage when poorly written books are offered as acceptable literature. Too many students are graduating high school with only a middle school reading/writing ability. Additionally, many students in American schools are learning English as a second language. We owe it to students to make sure the books we have available are mechanically correct. Learn what can be done to ensure well-written books are offered to the public.

How to Get Published – Step Two

There is lot of talk about the necessity for having an agent in order to get published. This article tells you of the author’s experience with trying to get an agent, how he tried and how he failed. The advice is, don’t insist on getting an agent. Just go on sending in your work in parallel to publishers and agents until a publisher actually reads it and accepts it – and maybe you get an agent too.

Book Covers That Shout “Buy Me”

It has to work online and off, in real life and in a catalog. Your book cover can’t just be “okay” in today’s competitive market, it needs to jump up, wave and shout, “hey, pick me up.”

Why Every Print Publication Should Also Be a Digital Publication

Think of a digital publication as a online version of your print publication with a web address or URL, complete resemblance to the print version and a realistic page flipping effect. Add features such as search, print, share, pdf download, and ad serving, viewer tracking & reporting and you have an impressive digital version of your print publication.

Getting Your Book Published – How to Choose the Right Editor For You and Your Manuscript

For a full-length book, you’ll likely be working with an editor for at least a few weeks; I’ve worked with some of my writers over several years and several books. The editing and evaluation process works best and will be the most valuable to you if you can develop a friendly, easy relationship with your editor.

Getting Your Book Published – How to Find the Freelance Editor That’s Right For You

To land a great literary agent you MUST stand out from the pack and not give the agent, or her assistant, any reason to automatically toss your pages into the rejection pile. Some writers need editorial help to get there; some don’t. If you decide to hire an independent editor to help you prepare your manuscript for submission, follow these handy guidelines for finding the editor who is right for you – and for your manuscript.

Importance of Professionally Editing Your eBook

Now you have to prepare the book for publishing and you can save many hundreds and even thousands if you properly edit the book yourself. Even if you are planning to only publish the book in electronic form you need to professionally edit the eBook.

Five Reasons to Independently Publish Your Next Book

Independently published authors are selling millions of volumes each year – proving that creative thought can originate outside the walls of the BIG publishing houses. For generations, the only publishing option available to would-be authors, was the traditional method of publishing, where you submitted your manuscript to one of the big publishers and hoped for the best. Modern technology has changed that paradigm.

Freelance Writing – Using Instant Publishing to Write a Book and Sell It

Writing a book and expecting to make money from it via traditional publishing makes horse racing look like a safe, secure business. Of the hundreds of thousands of books published in English every year, very few make any money at all.

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