Choosing the Right Publishing Path

~ By Mellanie Szereto Choosing the right publishing path can be a daunting decision for both new and experienced authors, but having good information about each option can make the decision easier. As with many aspects of writing, no single path works for everyone. Time, resources, abilities, and personal experiences will affect choices. Let’s start with the basics.       Publishing Options: Traditional Print publishers, often referred to as New York and Big 5 publishers Publisher pays for all publishing costs, including (but not limited to) editing, cover art, and distribution Usually e-books and mass market or trade...

Timing is Everything

~ By Heather M. Miles  I started my writing career with the idea that I would write a series. Pretty ambitious but it was what I enjoyed reading, so why not start with what makes me happy. I had my idea laid out and began the process of writing. I found out quickly that I am not much of a plotter. I have taken no less than five classes on plotting and, while I can come up with a relatively concise outline of my story, I still miss the mark on plotting. I admire those that can do it...

My Self-Publishing Journey: From Workshop to Buy Links

~ By Melanie Greene At my first RWA National conference in Atlanta last year, there was a buzz in the air: self-publishing was clearly not only on the rise, but had become a factor those in the industry couldn’t simply sideline and ignore. I’d joined RWA a few months earlier, and was eager to find a home for Rocket Man, the first novel in my Roll of the Dice series. Of course the novel had to be great, but as I edited, I was listening and learning about self-publishing, and it was clearer by the week that this was...

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