Helping authors publish

Author: Jen Phillips (Page 1 of 10)

Weekly News: 5th December 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Agents are refusing to submit manuscripts to HarperCollins, in solidarity with striking workers.
  • When it comes to marketing, don’t try to do everything. Do a few things well.
  • The unlimited, “all you can eat” subscription model works well in publishing — when publishers support it.
  • Apple has changed the page turn animation in the Apple Books app, and some people aren’t happy.
  • Don’t expect to make a quick buck from your writing. Learn to think in the long term.
  • Offering a free first in series is a long-established marketing tactic. But does it still work?
  • Social media is not the enemy of publishing. It could be an ally, if publishers will accept it as such.

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Weekly News: 21st November 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 14th November 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Mike Shatzkin on what the ruling against the S&S/PRH merger means for the big publishers.
  • Disabled writers are calling for festivals to be hybrid events to improve accessibility.
  • The value of proofreading, and how you can do it yourself.
  • It’s important not to publish too soon, but you have to stop revising sooner or later.
  • Why you shouldn’t use a selfie for your author photo.
  • How to predict publishing trends and take advantage of them.
  • What’s stopping you writing your novel? And how to get past it.

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Weekly News: 7th November 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch says authors should plan on the assumption that they will be a big success at some point in the future.
  • Novel-length books aren’t the only option. It is possible to sell short fiction as an indie author.
  • How to write a dedication for your book.
  • When writing for marketing purposes (blog posts, emails etc), keep it short and to the point.
  • A lawyer on arbitration and the use of arbitration clauses in contracts.
  • How to use an email autoresponder to build your email list.
  • Struggling to get started with your novel? Kobo Writing Life can help.

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Weekly News: 24th October 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

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Weekly News: 17th October 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 19th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 12th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 29th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Barnes & Noble‘s alleged new policy makes it harder to get your book on their shelves.
  • We don’t know how big the ebook market really is. But it’s much bigger than the latest APA figures suggest.
  • How indie authors can use subscription platforms like Patreon.
  • Books on the NY Times bestseller list are getting shorter. What does that mean to you?
  • How to write a plot twist that is believable but still unexpected.
  • It’s just a story. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your novel is important.
  • You’re not in competition with other authors. Or, as Kristine Kathryn Rusch puts it, “We’re in this together with the writers who write what we write, the readers who love what we love.”

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Weekly News: 15th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

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