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Before Submissions: the Editing Process Part 2

Before You Find an Editor:
Peer Reviews and Beta Readers

A completed second draft of a manuscript needs professional editing and opinions from peers in the field. 570 more words

Completed Manuscript

Writing a Cover Letter

Professionals Won’t Read Anything Without a Cover Letter.

Part of a professional manuscript submission package is the cover letter. Depending on the publisher, editor, or even literary agent, you may have to submit an entire manuscript at once rather than the first half and a… 237 more words

Completed Manuscript

Financing Your Hobby: A Checklist for Writers

Writing a book in of itself doesn’t cost a whole lot, except time. But if you want to be a published author, expenses can quickly add up; and no matter whether you choose to go the traditional- or self-publishing route, you’re going to have to budget for your expenses. 771 more words


Community Wars

The longer I’m online and involved in the writing community, the more hate and “wars (as I call it)” I see.

I’m sure by now you’ve heard or read the article on Huffington Post. 456 more words


The Writer's Block reblogged this on The Writer's Block and commented:

To me, the debate between self publishing vs traditional publishing houses is akin to debating the Kindle vs the written word in paperback. This post by A. M Bradley created a discussion that I'd like to bring to The Writer's Block community. What are your thoughts on the various publishing options? Which do you prefer and why? What venue provides you with the most street cred as an accomplished and established author? (Post shared with permission from the author)

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing vs. Hybrid Publishing

Hello Tomodachi’s,

What are you all up to? Me? Well, you know, I am doing almost everything under the sun and still would find time to occasionally put some more things on my already quite filled plate. 491 more words


What To Ask An Indie Publisher: Finding the perfect alternative press for your unique needs

Okay, okay, so you’ve had that fine herbal tea I served up a few months back now, and it’s starting to take effect. Good, good. Things are going according to plan. 1,021 more words

All You Need is Tea and Warm Socks: Book Culture and the Indigo Takeover

If you’re a reader than you will know what I mean when I say, reading is now an activity with accessories, ambiance, and an entire market all on its own. 819 more words

Book Culture