Category Archives: Publishing

CreateSpace Or IngramSpark? POD Pros & Cons + Cost Comparison

I hear a lot of chatter (often uninformed or misinformed) about POD (print on demand) services being offered to self-publishing/independent authors by a growing number of service providers.     Ultimately, the author contemplating self-/indie publishing wants to know: Which … Continue reading

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UK Vanity Publishers Austin Macauley & Pegasus in Horrible Bait-And-Switch

Rebloggng comments of David Gaughran.

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PWSD, 9/27: “Preparing Yourself and Your Manuscript for Publication”

I won’t be able to attend, but I recommend this for writers relatively new to the world of writing, editing, and publishing. I see a lot of mangled manuscripts from writers who don’t know what they don’t know. Publishers & … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #0

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The eleventh of a ten-part series. #0. Extra: (A Few of) My Language Pet Peeves: Word Contortion, Distortion &  Deformation (Hoping for Reformation) … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #1

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The tenth of a ten-part series. #1. Verbal Abuse: Lie Down with Lay & Related Verb Warps  Drum roll please . . . the error … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #2

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The ninth of a ten-part series. #2. Apostrophic Calamity: Apostrophe vs. Dumb Quotes More from the Ripping Out One’s Hair Department: The oft-abused, … Continue reading

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Book Publishing Beds Big Data

Forget the literary agent, submit your book to the AI Book Machine . . . but you’d better pick the right one: Intellogo? Inkitt? Or? The brave new world of book publishing reads more and more like a Stephen King … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #4

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The seventh of a ten-part series. #4. Dash It All! Part B: Em Dash—The Separator The em dash serves an entirely different function … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #5

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The sixth of a ten-part series. #5. Dash It All! Part A: Hyphen and En Dash I must dash—but I am taking time … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #6

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The fifth of a ten-part series. #6. A Tense Moment: Word Context, Past & Present You and I are sitting at a bar, … Continue reading

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