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Why Hire an Editor? by Robert Doran
Posted by Robert Doran in , .

‘Here we go,’ I hear you say, ‘an editor telling us why we can’t do without editors.’ I would say that, wouldn’t I? Well, yes, I would. But I’m not...

I Confess . . . A Self-Publishing Experience by Adrian Taheny

I confess….…that as Pride is one of the seven deadly sins I am up to my neck in trouble.  The day I received the galley for SINS from our printer,...

Crowdfunding, YouTube Trailers and Hollywood by James Vella-Bardon
Posted by James Vella-Bardon in , .

As a young boy growing up in Malta I was first entranced by action-adventure when I read Tolkien’s Rings trilogy. The scene of the fellowship racing through the Mines of...

Finding the Right Path to Publication by Gerry McCullough

A few years ago, after long and frustrating effort, I was offered a publishing deal for my book Belfast Girls by a small English publisher. Needless to say, I was...

Making Your Novel Audiobook Friendly by Bill Ricardi
Posted by Bill Ricardi in , .

Recently I was asked why my debut trilogy was picked up for audiobook publication so quickly. The standard answers apply of course: Luck, advertising, making a good impression on first...

Formal Publishing v Self-Publishing by Moire O’Sullivan
Posted by Moire O'Sullivan in , .

There is something prestigious about having your book formally published. Signing a publishing contract can feel profoundly satisfying. To some, the self-publishing alternative can seem like abject failure, an option...

Self-Publishing: Getting Over ‘The Fear’ by Catherine Ryan Howard
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These days, I feel the same way about self-publishing as I do about social media: I was there at the beginning and at one point I really knew my stuff,...

Audiobooks for Authors: A Beginner’s Guide by Eamon Ambrose
Posted by Eamon Ambrose in , .

There was a time when releasing an audiobook, even for published authors was a ridiculously complicated and expensive task only the most successful of authors could dream of. However, with...

Knights Of: New Children’s Publisher Offers Diverse Opportunities for Writers

Aimée Felone and David Stevens, former Scholastic colleagues, have co-founded new children’s publisher, KNIGHTS OF. Publishing commercial fiction for 5 – 15 year olds, KNIGHTS OF intends to focus on...

Getting the Max from Wattpad by Shane O’Neill
Posted by Shane O'Neill in , .

Wattpad was created in 2006 and is an online giant free community of amateur and professional authors across the world, giving an equal voice to writers of every level and...