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A Small Introduction to Selling Foreign Rights and Foreign Rights Agents New!

Whether you are a beginner author or established, you will probably have come across the term “foreign rights”. When you publish your book in your own language it may reach a wide audience, but what about the global market where readers speak many other languages? Getting your...

The Pros and Cons of Publishing Through the Traditional route or Self-Publishing

The author of a book has two choices when it comes to publishing his or her book. These are through the traditional route (publisher) or by publishing the book themselves. Each of these two methods has its own advantages and disadvantages. This article will serve...

How Do I Publish? Let Me Count the Ways…

The novel is done, finished! You’ve typed the last page, read it through once or twice to edit your work (hopefully more than that and hopefully with the benefit of another set of eyes). Emboldened by the fact that it’s done (more or less), it’s onto...

Submitting Manuscript for Budding Authors (Part 2 of 2)

In getting an agent, some surefire ways to ensure you’re getting the right one is to use this checklist: 1) They should be a member of the Association of Author’s Representatives (AAR). Members of this association don’t charge reading fees. Consider it a red flag if...

Submitting Manuscript for Budding Authors (Part 1 of 2)

 “Do you know of any publisher who would be interested in my book?” Does this question sound familiar? It’s typical for new authors to raise this concern and based on the experience of published authors, there’s no clear-cut way to answer it. Thousands of publishers ranging...

The Economics of Publishing Your Book (Part 2 of 2)

Publishing from a business perspective Once you understand what you expect to get out of your book, you’ll be able to decide on which publishing route you want to take. Doing your research beforehand saves you time and lets you spend your money in a cost-effective...

The Economics of Publishing Your Book (Part 1 of 2)

Money can be an issue when it comes to investing in your career. Aspiring authors are keen to ask about expenditures in varying aspects of publishing: How much does it cost to get published? How much commission will my agent get? How many royalties will...

Should You Consider the Print on Demand Route? (Part 2 of 2)

Control over your books If you want total control of your books, you may want to look elsewhere. Huge POD services market and brand products with their logo. For most writers, this is fine. However, if you wish to track who buys your books, this can...

Should You Consider the Print on Demand Route? (Part 1 of 2)

It’s never easy for authors to get accepted by traditional publishers. If you go back in history, you’ll discover a plethora of prominent authors who, early in their careers, had to dish out their own hard-earned money to have their first novels printed. Consider these...

Rushing to Publish Could Mean Blowing Your Best Opportunities

So, you’ve finally finished your novel. Congratulations. What you’ve accomplished is significant and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. How many people do you know who have spent countless hours by themselves sitting in front of a keyboard creating an imaginary world? It’s only a matter of time...