Publishing Houses: Going Small vs. Going Big

 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 →

The Art of the Query Letter

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 →

Proofreader vs. Editor

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 →

Beta Readers: Why You Need Them

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 →

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