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Thoughts on Vanity Publishing New!

If you have plans to have your novel published by a vanity press, think again. Vanity presses do not have a good standing in the publishing community. Books they publish die in obscurity. Most of the time, they do not help to launch the careers...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Publishing Your Novel New!

Self-publishing your novel can be the best and the most exciting time of your life. You will enjoy the thrill and the uphill battle that you will have to get your novel published the way you want. While self-publishing your novel is very straightforward, there...

The Pros and Cons of Going the Traditional Publishing Route for Your Next Book

Here is a truth that most authors know: getting published is very hard. Traditional publishing is harder but the rewards are greater. Many authors lose heart mid-way and go the self-publishing route, which has nothing wrong with it. It does give the author more freedom...

The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Your Novel

Having your novel published is not an easy task, especially for a debut author who is just starting to test these murky waters. Getting recognition from an established publishing house can be very difficult and time-consuming, but often impossible. Of course, you will need to...

Weeding Out Good Publishing Contracts from the Bad Ones

Signing with a traditional publisher is the dream of many authors, especially of young and debut authors. Authors put their hearts and souls into their novels so signing on that dotted line and having their novel published by a reputable publishing house feels like the best...

Things to Consider Before Publishing Your Book

Aspiring authors are often not sure about how they should approach a publisher or if they should even approach one. Writing a novel or a book is one thing, but having it published is another. While many published authors believe that the process of getting...

Rules Every Author Must Follow to Be Published

Every author hopes to be published, but the road to success is not easy. Becoming a published author is like being Hercules and trying to beat every challenge while staying positive. It is definitely a herculean effort that many authors lack and finally give up on....

Tips for Writing a Stellar Science Fiction Synopsis

A synopsis of your novel is basically a summary of your novel. When you send your query letter or your manuscript to a publisher or a literary agent, they will want a synopsis of the novel before they decide to dive into it. While some...

Dealing with Rejection

Authors experience rejection in many forms: Readers not liking the books, potential publishers turning down a query, negative reviews, and more. It can be emotionally damaging, especially to an author that has poured their heart and soul into their work. This article is designed to...

Three Types of Book Cover Design – Part 2

Illustration Illustrated cover designs offer artists the opportunity to bring their own distinct style and that can be anywhere from very simple right up to the most intricate. There are certain genres where readers expect to see an illustrated cover. The science fiction and fantasy genres are...