‘publishing’ Category

Independent Book Publishing: How a Manuscript Becomes a Book

As a literary publicist, the number one question I receive from first-time authors is “How does my manuscript become a book?”. A manuscript becomes a book through a series... (more)

Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist: Which Social Networking Platforms Should Authors Use (video)?

Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist: Book Promo Class video

Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist presenting her Promotional Panorama Workshop to members of the Writers’ League of Texas at St. Edward’s University in Austin on 5/25/13. Videography by Nicole... (more)

Publishing: Nonfiction & Historical Fiction deals

One way of picking up the cultural and economic pulse of a nation is to see which manuscripts traditional publishers are buying at the beginning of the year. Publisher’s Lunch reported these... (more)

Mentor Publishing: One Author’s Experience

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Writers – If you’ve been curious about mentor publishing, here’s a post from a client who published using this method. http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/1773327-the-lost-edens-project-mentor-publishing

Nonprofit Press Acquisitions & Operations

Today my guest is Amy Caldwell, Executive Editor for Beacon Press in Boston. Today Amy is going to let us in on how a nonprofit press operates and how it... (more)

Book Manufacturing

Today my guest is Coral Gates, Sales Rep for one of the best book manufacturers in North America, Friesens.   Coral is going to explain to us a bit about how books are made and what... (more)

Read Across America Day

Today is Read Across America Day. http://www.nea.org/readacross To win a copy of this beautiful coffee table book with gorgeous portraits of celebrities talking about their horses, comment to this... (more)

The PR Value of an Effective Book Cover

San Francisco Book Review published my piece about the PR value of an effective book cover today.

Finding A Literary Agent

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If you’ve already queried publishers who accept direct submissions and come up dry, or if your target publisher does not accept direct submissions, it might be time to... (more)