Publishers

Maundy Thursday and Beyond

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Thursday of Holy Week—Maundy Thursday—is a day when Christians prepare our hearts for what tomorrow through Sunday signifies for us. I can think of nothing more important to blog about today.

The word “Maundy” is derived from …

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Praying for Your Publishing House

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I clicked a link on Facebook to the Bethany House blog yesterday and saw that they host a prayer day the first Sunday of every month for the authors with releases that month. How cool is that?! …

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What Makes You and Your Proposal Impressive?

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The fact there is more competition for fewer publishing slots makes the goal of getting your book published by a traditional publisher more challenging. So let’s address that elephant in the room right off the bat. My …

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2 FAQs about the Road to Publication

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Publishing is a complex business, and there is no end to the questions that arise along a writer’s career journey. Many of those I’m asked fall into two categories. 

Why is involvement in social media so important?

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The Advance: How Much Can I Expect?

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy

Following is a post I wrote a couple of years ago as a guest on another blog. Because it’s a topic writers care about I wanted to share the information here.

I love to talk about great writing, …

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Word Count Confusion

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Did you know that every little detail you include–or leave out–in your book proposal reveals something about you? That’s why we stress on this blog that you need to put as much effort into preparing it as …

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Permissions, Releases, and Copyright…Oh My!

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The editor of a manuscript I received last week alerted me that the author had quoted a portion or the whole of two articles the author found on the Internet. This author did give the sources of …

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New publishing clashes with old

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

I wanted to entitle this blog “New Era Meets Dinosaur,” but I went a slightly different route. Still, that’s how this past week felt to me. While the Internet’s activity board lit up in response to …

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5 ways for a writer to be more business savvy

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

When you think about your writing, does your mind slip into business mode or artistic mode? For most writers, the artistic side looms large. Of course they know that publishing is a business, but that doesn’t …

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Traditional Publishers Forming Communities: Interesting Concept

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Suw Charman-Anderson brought up an interesting concept on The Bookseller’s blog yesterday. View the post here. The idea: What if traditional publishers set up online communities for their authors like those that self-published authors have created …

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