Last year was a year of reading, revision, and networking — even if those weren’t my original priorities.
This year? The goal is publication! Yet again, I need to refocus on what will get me there.
If you want to be a published author, a little professionalism goes a long way.
Bookshelves are packed with volumes about how to properly submit your manuscripts, but how does professionalism function in real-world publishing relationships? Moreover, what defines professionalism from culture to culture? Agents and editors share their best examples of what works best, and how to get back on track if your interactions go off the rails.
Like many writers, I’ve known what I wanted to do since childhood, and I’ve always known I’d need a dayjob. … More
Most publishers are in it for the love of books. Yes, even the acquiring editors, the marketing team, and the contract specialists.
But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some problematic publishing companies out there. Whether you go with traditional publishing or small press, you need to be careful.
What are the most important aspects of a story, what do Editors look for, choosing the right Editor for you, what if you’re a bad fit, do you need a polished series, do you need an agent, is it hard to read for fun as an Editor, and closing thoughts.