At some point, whether you’re self-publishing or preparing to submit a full manuscript to an agent or small press, you’re probably going to need a freelance editor. Here’s four tips from an indie author on how to prepare for the editing experience.
Here are tips from a self-published author who decided to take control of her dream.
Author Amita Trasi shares her publishing journey here, along with valuable takeaways any author, published or no, will greatly benefit from.
You’ve got the words on paper. You’ve done the editing, the rewriting, the beta-readers-feedback inputting. You’re ready to share your book with the world. But you’re a writer, not a designer. What’s a self-published author to do? These tips will steer you in the right direction.
Every journey leading to publication and success is different—this one followed the indie author path before landing a traditional book deal.
Here are 26 important items you should check when copy editing and proofreading your manuscript.
Here are a few things I learned along the way to writing a novel between stints as a copywriter.
Three years ago I officially began writing a book. That’s when the lie began. As my first draft grew to 50,000 words, the book changed from being a memoir based on my experiences as a fire eater to a novel. I kiddingly say that this was because no one would care...
With a few simple, inexpensive tricks, you can turn any area—no matter how small, and even if you write in a coffee shop or other public place—into a crucible for creativity.
I’m in the midst of potty-training my toddler, so when I awoke this morning, in the dark dawn before my alarm, to the sound of her screaming “POO!”—well, needless to say I jumped out of bed a smidge faster than I usually do. “POO!” she screeched as my fingers scrambled across...
If you are looking for a (new) publishing home, here are the top 10 things I think every writer should know about Amazon Publishing:
Let me be clear—I don’t take sides. I appreciate the self-published author, the author published by a small press, and the New York-published author. Because you know what? No matter what publishing route any of us decide to take, we are all still authors.
Hybrid publishing is an emerging area that occupies the middle ground between traditional and self-publishing and therefore includes many different publishing models— basically anything that is not self-publishing or traditional publishing. “Hybrid publishing” is not a term all publishers or authors in this space use; other terms that describe this type...
Learning how much goes into writing, producing, and launching a self-published book that looks pro and gets attention was an eye-opening experience. Here are the top 7 facts you should know.
Learn how this mother-daughters writing team found success self-publishing their work.
Writing is a religion unto itself, guided by passionate beliefs (have you ever witnessed a pantsers vs. plotters argument?) and sacred texts (The Elements of Style, On Writing). And like any organized religion, it can be broken down into subgroups. This is the first in a series of freelance writing-related posts...
Every press kit requires 8 main parts. Here's what to include and how to put it all together in a professional way.
Your online home is your single most important tool for promoting yourself and your work. Here’s how to start today and build for tomorrow.
Dela, author of 2014 novel THE 52ND, shares five things she wish she knew before deciding to self-publish her debut novel.
Here are a list of 10 ingredients necessary to pull off a spectacular book launch party.
You can write that novel. It is possible to get published. I'm going to help. Here are 12 lessons I learned as I navigated the path to publication.
I've always been a big nerd. But for one shining moment, one GLORIOUS MOMENT, when I finished writing my book, OH BOY, YOU'RE HAVING A GIRL: A Dad's Survival Guide to Raising Daughters, I felt like a complete and utter badass. Here's why.
BY EVE BRIDBURG, Executive Director of GrubStreet The first time I heard the term “publishing agnostic” was in November of 2011 at the Park Plaza hotel in Boston. Barry Eisler used it during a talk he gave to the GrubStreet community as part of our NEA-funded Publish it Forward series. He...
The following is a guest post from the grand prize winner of our 1st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards (featured in InkWell in the May/June 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest). Judith Gille is the founder and owner of City People’s stores in Seattle, but her passion is writing about Mexican...