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How To Find A Publisher For Your Book

Finding a publisher isn’t the same as actually getting a publisher! Before you can get a publisher you need to actually find them in the first place! In this bulletin, I’ll look at the various methods you can use to draw up a long list of publishers who might be interested in publishing your book. Using an agent. If you have an agent (or plan on getting one) then they should have a good idea of who might publish your book. And, even better, they might have an existing relationship with a publisher who would be interested in your book.

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Copyright for Writers: 7 Important Things To Know About Copyright

As a writer, you need to know where you stand as regards the copyright in your work. So let’s look at some of the most important issues surrounding copyright. First of all, what is copyright? Quite simply, copyright is your legal right to be identified as the writer of your work (it also applies to photos and artwork etc.) and the right to benefit from the exploitation of that work, eg. publishing it. Strictly to qualify for copyright your work should be regarded as original, and exhibit a degree of labour, skill or judgement. Note that mere ideas (even good

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How To Find A Publisher For Your Book

So you want to write a book …. or maybe you just have a great idea for a book? You want to get your book published. How do you find a publisher who really wants to publish your book? The fact is, there are probably hundreds of publishers out there who want to publish your book. It’s just a matter of finding them! Here are my tips and advice: First research the market. Look at what similar books there are out there, and look at how they’re selling. Generally, publishers are most eager to publish more books on subjects that are

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How to get the best from a critique service

If you’re a writer, or hoping to become one, then you might find it useful to make use of a professional critique service to help you with your writing. Here are a few tips on getting the best from using a critique service. First of all, what exactly is a critique service? In most cases a critique service will carefully read your work and give you an unbiased opinion on if, and how, it can be improved. They can give you advice on the more complex issues like plotting and structure together with technical issues like grammar. They should also

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Is It Possible to Make Money Writing Fillers Anymore ?

Is it possible to make money writing fillers anymore ? Try this guaranteed (if alternative) way to make money with fillers: The answer as to whether you can make money writing fillers is ‘yes’ and ‘no’ …. but more about that shortly. Fillers are an incredible way to get started in writing. They’re short and don’t take much time to do. You can write them on almost anything …. from your job or hobby to your favourite holiday destination or favourite food. There is massive demand for fillers. Newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites everywhere need hundreds of thousands if not

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Finding Your First Writing Assignment: Six Things To Try That Are Better Than Giving Up!

Once you’re up and running as a writer it becomes easier and easier to get more writing work. But getting that first break can be tricky. Here are some tips you might find useful if you’re still looking for that first writing assignment: ere * Decide what makes you different. There are lots of writers and would-be writers out there. It’s very easy to blend into the background. To stand out you need to get over why you are different, and why editors should publish your work. Do you have some unique skills or talents or knowledge of a particular that

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Working With Indy Publishers: Could An Independent Publisher Publish Your Book ?

If you’re an unknown or little known (for the time being!) writer then it could be worthwhile trying to get your book published with an independent or ‘indy’ publisher. Any publisher that isn’t part of a national or international publishing house can be considered an indy publisher. However, they’re very often small publishers where the owners actually work in the business themselves. Here are the advantages of publishing with indy publishers: * Independent publishers are often looking to expand their lists quickly, especially if they are fairly new. * They’re often more receptive to new ideas. * They’re often willing

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What is ghostwriting? Can you make money from ghostwriting ?

If you are or want to be a well paid writer then ghostwriting is something you could consider doing. Here I’ll look at what ghostwriting is, and how to be a better ghostwriter. What exactly is ghostwriting ? Essentially ghostwriting is a piece of writing you do which will be published or sold under someone elses’s name rather than yours. Ghostwriting might seem an odd idea, but it’s very well established in the publishing world. Lots of things you read, such as articles, blogs and books have been written by ghostwriters rather than the named author. Is there a demand

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42 Questions Every Author Must Ask Before Writing A Book

When you want to write a book and get it published it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of all. But, before you rush ahead and start writing, it’s important to think about the practicalities of publishing a book. Here are some of the things every author should think about before writing a book: 1. What is this book about – in 250 words or less? 2. What will it be called? What other titles do I have I mind? 3. Is there already a book with the same title? 4. What similar books are there? 5. Why will my book be

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How To Get Started Writing A Novel

So you fancy writing a novel? Do you think you have what it takes to write a novel? If you fancy having a go at writing a novel …. and maybe even writing a best seller …. here are a few things to bear in mind before you start. Choose a genre Novels are heavily categorised by genre. Apart from anything else it makes them easier to market and sell. Publishers publish by genre and, generally, readers buy by genre. So choose your genre. For example, will it be a crime novel or even a thriller? Will it be romantic

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