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Top 10 Tips on How to Get Published!

Many emerging writers often ask me what the trick to getting published is. But the trick is that there is no “trick.” It goes without saying that writing professionally is a labour of love and takes incredible amounts of dedication, patience and perseverance. 606 more words


Amazon vs. Hachette

Okay, it’s probably time for me to comment on this. Amazon and Hachette have a bit of a beef with each other, and the news kinda of dragged them through it. 626 more words

Analyzing Book Sales

Science fiction author John Scalzi does great analyses of his book sales patterns. All authors can benefit by seeing these kinds of figures and discussions. Scalzi describes himself as a “four-quadrant” author: “my income as a novelist comes out of four areas: print, eBook, audio, and foreign sales”, which leads to “a writing career is not at all unlike a stock portfolio — diversify for long-term success.” 160 more words

Editing And Writing

Disruption Is The Decline of Publi- Shh!

What’s to fear from disruption? More to the point, what is disruption?

Disruption is the use of digital technology to supersede established businesses by newer and leaner competitors. 706 more words


Three Book Lists

The White House announced President Obama’s summer vacation reading list. As USA Today reminded us, the Lahiri and Salter novels were part of his 2013 Christmas book shopping spree: 949 more words

Authors And Illustrators

No Fee Essay Contest - The Peyton Prize

The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize – “The Payton Prize”

Ends on 9/1/2015

$500, Publication, and a public reading and talk at Drake University

The Freeman Family and the Drake University Department of English invite you to submit outstanding unpublished non-fiction essays of up to 3500 words on the subject [ THE STUPID LITTLE THING THAT SAVED ME ]. 288 more words