The most important thing to know is that no matter which channel you go through--big, small, or self-published--a well-written book, a killer cover, luck, and a determined author is what really makes a book successful. Knowing the difference between a big publisher and a small publisher is good for everyone. It keeps an author's search for … Continue reading Publishing Houses: Going Small vs. Going Big
My love for books started when I was a child. And little did I know, it would all lead to something big--I would chose books and storytelling to be my life's passion and work. Life wasn't always perfect in the books I read but at least things always worked out. As a child with a … Continue reading Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
An article published by Slate magazine on November 2, “It Looks Like EBooks Won’t Kill Print Books After All”, reports that ebook sales are continuing to drop. According to the A… Source: Good News: Ebook Popularity May Have Just Been a Fad
I wanted to share an interview Connie Dunn did with Dan Janik recently. I was blown away about how much information is in it so I wanted to share it. If you're interested in learning about a new publishing house and what's going on in the industry, this is definitely something worth checking out. It's definitely … Continue reading Get the Inside Scoop from Savant Books & Publications’ Publisher, Dan Janik
So, you want to get published and you've been sending what feels like--or may even really be--hundreds of queries to publishing houses (big and small), editors, and agents and no one's biting the line you keep throwing into the water. Have you ever considered that it may be your query letter that is putting your manuscript … Continue reading The Art of the Query Letter
The basics: A proofreader will examine while an editor will make direct and deliberate changes to your text. A proofreader will make marks because something is wrong with the punctuations used, grammar, and typos were found. An editor will do that and also make marks because the text can be written/communicated better. A proofreader won't tell you that … Continue reading Proofreader vs. Editor
What's a beta reader? Someone who agrees to read your book to offer feedback, much like a professor does with papers before students submit them for grades. A beta reader works a lot like a manuscript consultant because they read the manuscript and talk to the author about their work without making hard edits the … Continue reading Beta Readers: Why You Need Them
I was, too. Check out these reports on AuthorEarnings.com. This website offers interesting data on who's making money in the publishing industry if you haven't learned this bit of information yet. According to reports published on this site, Indie published e-book sales are doing a lot better than traditional publishers. Surprise, surprise. Indie publishers are … Continue reading Curious to Know How Much Authors are Actually Earning per Publishing Platform?
The 2016 Honolulu Writers, Authors, and Poets Gathering and the 2016 Pacific Rim Book Awards has officially come and gone! I just wanted to take the time to say that it was an honor to be able to attend as faculty. It's definitely an event writers in Hawaii and far away should check out! I … Continue reading 2016 Honolulu Writers, Authors, and Poets Gathering
It was awkward the first time someone asked me how much I charged for my services. In the beginning, it hadn't occurred to me that this question would even come up and as a result, I completely lowballed myself. I ended up practically doing the job for free. There's going to be a disparity between what … Continue reading Money Matters: How Much Should a Proofreader/Editor get Paid?