publishing

Stanice Anderson, traditionally published author, inspirational speaker, and performance artist reveals why and how a series of unfortunate circumstances and her unwavering faith led her to self-publish her third and latest book, Walking on Water When the Ground Ain’t Enuf.

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Why literary agents and editors may just not be that into you. Plus videogame and publishing companies collaborate on an anthology of stories.

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by Gloria Mallette
I called myself a writer when I sold my very first book, When We Practice to Deceive, but it wasn’t until the release of my ninth book, Living, Breathing Lies, that I truly felt like a writer, which happens to be at the time I returned to self-publishing.

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by Trice Hickman
I will never forget the day I started writing my first novel. I’d been plagued by writer’s block for years, but one sunny Wednesday morning in March 2004, I had a breakthrough! I sat at my computer and watched in amazement as words flowed like sweet water from my fingertips to the keyboard [...]

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Imagine Star Jones, Marlee Matlin, Dionne Warwick, Lisa Rinna, NeNe Leakes, LaToya Jackson, Richard Hatch, Lil John, and Gary Busey all competing to create a children’s book, or any book for that matter. That’s exactly what will happen on Sunday’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice. The two teams will create a children’s picture book and be judged by [...]

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Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, and others are predicting a rapid death of big publishing, primarily due to self-publishing. Although the traditional publishing industry is changing dramatically, it’s way premature to predict its outright obliteration. Yes, some authors, both previously unpublished and published, have had success at self-publishing. A few, such as Amanda Hocking are [...]

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  The method described here is pretty much how I found my agent years ago, except it’s been updated to reflect the growth of the Internet. First, get a reputable directory of literary agents that includes the types of authors the agents represent. You can buy directories in bookstores, use them in your local library, [...]

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