Depending on what you’ve heard in the past, these words either inspire hope or fear. That’s why I’m here to break down what they mean in the publishing industry and shed some light on the stigma behind both.
Nothing feels better than holding a finished manuscript in your hand…or on your computer. So let’s take the next step to getting published! And I’m here to tell you that indie publishing may surprise you.
Have you ever gotten a less than great review on one of your stories? Well, I have, and let me tell you it’s not the best feeling in the world. After the initial shock of wondering how someone could find your story confusing, or with characters that lack growth, it turns into asking yourself if what they say is true.
I’m sure I’m not the first one to comment on the fact that we all saw the beta version pop up on our KDP dashboards a little while ago. I wanted to do some research on it before posting my two-cents on the subject. So, let’s go ahead and gossip about it, shall we?
Not everyone gets it right on the first try. Sometimes, we go back and reread our works from years ago with fresh eyes and find mistakes that we missed during rounds of editing.
Whether you’re trying to snag a traditional publisher or have decided to go solo with self-publishing, there are many ways to get your book out there. And with so many ways, it’s important to know which one is right for you and your story.
There are a bunch of tools out there that you can use to format your manuscript to make it ready for publication. If you’re self-published like me, then you have to put in a little more elbow grease to get it looking more like an actual book and less like a word document.
This was my first time participating in PitMad on Twitter and, dare I say, it was super fun! I had never heard of this event before until I started seeing posts on Twitter about the upcoming event. So, here’s what I learned.
Your book cover is your defining feature. It’s the reason someone shopping at Barnes & Nobles stops to pick it up from the shelf and read the back cover to see what your story’s about.
It’s coming! A writer’s arch nemesis, the dreaded road to editing. Not really, but you get the point. Most writer’s love writing the story, but the thought of reading, rereading, and rereading some more to find all those developmental and grammatical errors is pretty daunting.