You’ve finished your manuscript, and you’re excited to send it off to a professional editor. Before you do, make sure that your manuscript is ready for editing, by putting in some editing time yourself. You’ll catch some embarrassing mistakes, and set your manuscript up for success.
How Do Authors Residing Outside the US Get Their Book Published in the US? Many authors have the same goal: to have their manuscript published and distributed in the US and Canada. However, residing in a country outside the US can present a number of challenges. How do I
Many authors have heard of the old saying “show, don’t tell,” but what does it actually mean? Once you fully grasp the concept, it seems simple, but until then, it can be hard to understand.
You’ve finished your manuscript, you’ve read it over, with some help from family and friends, and now you’re ready to hand it over to the professionals. But how do you find the right person to help you turn your work, into which you’ve poured your heart and soul, into the best book it can be?
When submitting their manuscripts to publishing houses, many authors worry that their manuscript is not the proper length that the company is expecting. While good writing trumps everything, there is a standard word count range that publishers want to see.
Perhaps your writing style avoids comparison. Or so you think. Take our Author Quiz and discover which famous author's style your style most closely resembles.
There are numerous reasons why someone would want to publish a book. From prestige and brand awareness, to making money from book sales, to a love of writing and a desire to get your thoughts out into the world. However, it’s important for authors, especially those publishing for the first time, to manage their expectations and make sure that they’re publishing their book for the right reasons.
It’s easy for authors to start thinking ahead in their book’s process and get distracted by the next steps. However, it’s important to give each step your full attention, in order to make your book the best it can be.
Having a successful book launch is a major indicator of how the book is going to perform over time, so it's important for authors to know what to do, and begin preparing in advance.
It’s every author’s nightmare for their publishing deal to not meet their expectations, but many authors don’t even know what to look for when going into a contract. Here are three things that frequently happen when an author chooses the wrong publisher.
Remember the old cliché, “You can’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, that may be true, but when it comes to marketing your book, the cover is obviously an essential component. It is the lure that draws the reader to your book, and unless the consumer is attracted enough to pick the book up, they will never buy it.
Publishing companies offer all kinds of editing options, and it’s essential for authors to know what each option means so that they know what to expect.
The first thing that bookstores look at when deciding whether or not to accept your book is the formatting. Bookstores expect all the books they sell to adhere to publishing standards, and sometimes those standards differ between fiction and non-fiction books. For example, in fiction books, new chapters can start wherever they fall, but in non-fiction, new chapters must start on the right side of the book.
You want your book to be unique. You want your book to stand out from the crowd. But in order to be successful, sometimes you have to copy what everyone else is doing. There’s a standard format in both fiction and nonfiction books that all the most popular books follow.
There are over a million new books published every year in the United States alone, and millions more around the world. Seventy percent of books that are published are by first-time authors. Did you know that an average new author spends between five and $10,000 publishing their book?
How authors are perceived in the media is directly related to what the media demands in an interview source. Producers and editors want stories that relate to their audience base.
Your book may have a killer title, your subject may be topical and your funding may be in place for the moment, but without a proper PR strategy, you may be yesterday’s news. In today's market, no good idea can afford to wait in line.
You've finished writing your book. Now you’re wondering, what’s next? Here at Rebel Press, we highly encourage editing. There are three things that a great editor will do for you.
When authors forego vanity or print-on-demand publishing, optioning instead to professionally publish their book, some prestige and popularity may come their way as a result.