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Do Traditional Publishers Hate Self-Published Authors? – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

Do Traditional Publishers Hate Self-Published Authors? – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

As far as sticking points go in the literary world, publishing tops the list of controversies. Why? Well, to put it mildly, some authors simply want to be able to publish their works, or self-publish as it’s commonly called, while others hold the notion that literary works have to follow the ‘normal’ or traditional route

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Self-Publish or Not: Advice from a Traditional Publisher – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

Only a couple of decades ago, book publishing used to be a long and challenging process. But the situation has changed drastically thanks to the rise of digital technologies, so now almost anyone can choose to publish a book on his/her own. Self-publishing has become a major trend in the literary universe. The latest studies

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6 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Getting Published – Paige Wheeler | Guest Post

So, you’ve finished your manuscript. Congratulations! If you want to publish your book through the traditional channels, that means you’re going to need to start looking for an agent or submitting your book to publishers, (but if you want to get published by one of the five major publishers, you’ll need to get an agent).

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Unlock Your Creative Writing Potential – Piper McIntosh | Guest Post

Whatever your practice, creativity is essential in the writing and publishing profession. Aren’t we always searching for a new way to creatively tell a story? In a world where everyone has a platform and everyone is a storyteller, it is more important than ever to ensure you are able to articulate your craft in a

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Writing Fiction? These 5 Contemporary Short Stories Will Inspire You – Emily Marchant | Guest Post

As an aspiring writer, or even one who has successfully had work published, you are constantly on the search for inspiration for that next story, and inspiration can be drawn from a multitude of eclectic sources. Nothing should be considered off-limits in that, if your voice is genuine, the original source of the story, as

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12 Female Literary Characters Who Are Total Role Model Material – Hannah Chamberlain | Guest Post

Whether they’re delivering sick burns to unwanted suitors, surviving unbearable conditions against all odds, sticking to their values in the face of harsh opposition, or smashing the patriarchy with their legit goddess powers, it seems like there’s nothing these female literary characters can’t do. And, because life is like that, you can bet these literary

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5 Psychological Benefits of Writing by Hand – Josh Carlyle | Guest Post

Not so long ago, people were inseparable from paper and pencil. This clerical couple helped them literally in everything: keep a budget and arrange business correspondence, take notes and save cooking recipes, congratulate loved ones on holidays and in many other things. Today, for these purposes, we use electronic documents, press the share button on

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The Process of Book Editing: 10 Ways to Save Your Nerves – Jennifer Pauli | Guest Post

Finally, your dream came true: after long months of writing, your book is done. The next step is finding a professional editor to give your masterpiece a final review before it gets to the bookstore shelves. Even if this is not your first book, it is natural to feel nervous about shipping your dearest offspring

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Why Writers Should Join Book Clubs and How to Make the Most of Them – Grace Carter | Guest Post

Most authors find themselves in an industry utterly inundated with all sorts of competition. There are enormous numbers of other writers competing within the print and online publication industries and as such, it requires everything you have as a writer to stay ahead of the curve: and even then, it cannot be enough. There are

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7 Attention-Grabbing Publishing Trends That Will Define Books In 2019 – Scott Mathews | Guest Post

Industry-altering book publishing trends have been a feature of the publishing industry for a while now but heading off into 2019, new and modified old trends jostle to be the attention grabber of the year. One startling fact is that the number of Americans reading for pleasure has fallen by almost a third since 2004.

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