Publishing a book takes many steps and many people. For new writers, it can feel like navigating a maze. So, I break down most steps in this blog post. I hope this helps you along your journey.
Editors are essential to help bring a writer’s stories to life. But with thousands of editors out there in the world—especially in the digital age—writers may struggle to find the right editor. Just because an editor is good, doesn’t mean they’re the right editor for you. For example, if you write science fiction novels, getting … More 6 steps to find an editor
There are a lot of different publishing terms thrown around, and they can get confusing. Navigating the publishing world without an understanding of these words is difficult. To help, here is a list of different terms to know: A Advance — Writers get advances—or a lump sum of money—from the publisher before their book is … More 50+ helpful publishing terms to know
When looking for editors, you’ll hear the term sample edit thrown around a lot. But what is it exactly? How big is it? Is it free? Here’s everything you need to know about sample edits: What is a sample edit? A sample edit is when an editor edits a part of your manuscript before you … More Everything you need to know about sample edits
Preparing a manuscript for an editor can seem daunting, but it’s easy to do once you understand the basics. Here are six things to keep in mind while preparing: Putting everything in one file. I have never had this one, but I’ve heard from other editors how authors will send their work in one chapter … More How to prepare your manuscript for a book editor
Years ago at my internship, I got to see what was in the bottom drawer: rejected queries. For over an hour, I read query after query. The rejected queries all had repeated mistakes. Here are some of the most common ones: Misspellings One writer wrote aknolegments instead of acknowledgments. Spelling, especially in the writing career, … More 6 common query mistakes