Tag: author

How can I send manuscripts or drafts of my book to publishers without having the fear of my ideas/writing getting stolen?

First and foremost, you DO NOT send an unsolicited manuscript to anyone. All they’ll do is just throw it in the trash; no reputable company accepts unsolicited material. Second, you DO NOT contact publishing companies. No reputable publishing firm accepts non-vetted material.

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Miscellaneous Question: Should I become an author?

An author is just a writer who refused to take ‘no’ for an answer and was stupid enough to get back up after they were kicked to the ground. To become a writer, you must write.  To become an author, you must publish.  To become successful, you must write more.

Self-Publishers Should Not Be Called Authors

…and other stupid blog post titles. To say that the landscape of publishing has dramatically changed over the last five years is an idiotic statement.  The landscape of publishing has been dramatically changing since it’s inception.  Just because someone finally noticed — after the printing press dramatically changed the landscape; after offset printing dramatically changed …

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AuthorsReading.com Will Offer Expedited Book Reviews Starting on January 1st 2014

AuthorReading.com will start offering expedited reviews to better serve the literary community. This year, small press and self-publishing has blossomed as never before, with self-publishing now very much a legitimate publishing option for authors. Today much of the literary community has shed its bias against those who have chosen to self-publish. Authors Reading welcomes this change and …

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NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

As a multi-year winner (including this year, he wrote, tooting his own horn), I always look forward to NaNoWriMo.  And Camp NaNoWriMo.  And I have fond memories of Scriptfrenzy, and hope they bring it back. An article from the Examiner puts NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in perspective: A day to remember for a lot …

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