How to Publish a Book, Get Published

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Elements of a Successful Fiction Platform

To really make your name, you need to put it out there—and not just on the cover of your book. Here, novelists share which strategies for attracting readers work, which ones don’t, and why craft is still as important as ever.

By Christina Katz 

Pitching the World

What would happen if you queried every market in the latest freelance directory? From A–Z, one writer decided to find out.

by Steven Rowland

Defining Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy stories take place in worlds that have never existed or are not yet known. Still a little confused about what falls into the realm of sci-fi and fantasy? Let us break it down for you.

by Orson Scott Card

Cracking Into Comics

Thanks to a genre no longer dominated by caped super-heroes, one of the bright spots in publishing is the increasing popularity of comics and graphic novels. Scott Allie, senior managing editor of Dark Horse Comics, shares his thoughts on what it takes to write comics well.

by Vanessa Wieland

A Legal Checklist for Writers

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you should take special care that you’re not risking an invasion of privacy or defamation charge.

by Amy Cook