traditional publishing

The Cold, Hard, Ugly Facts about Traditional Publishing…and Why You Might Want to Avoid It Altogether by Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

The Cold, Hard, Ugly Facts about Traditional Publishing…and Why You Might Want to Avoid It Altogether by Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Last week, we discussed seven benefits of self-publishing. This week, we’re going to discuss the (incorrect) assumptions many authors have about the “holy grails” of traditional publishing: 1. The incorrect belief that “all” traditional publishers pay awesome advances (or any advance at all) 2. The incorrect belief that traditional publishers get all their books stocked […]

From Blog To Book! The Journey From Blogger To Author By Neil Tortorella

From Blog To Book! The Journey From Blogger To Author By Neil Tortorella

If you’ve been on the fence about writing a book, go for it. You’ll be glad you did. Landing a publishing contract is another story, but, the bottom line is that if you never try, you’ll never know. You don’t want to be sitting in the ‘ole retirement home at 90 thinking what might have been. You’re capable of doing more than you think. All it takes is some organization, both in your thinking and your productivity, and a story that your audience is interested in learning more about. Command of your language du jour is rather helpful, too.

BookLocker Was My Gateway For Landing A Traditional Contract WITH an Advance! – By Michael Brian Murphy

BookLocker Was My Gateway For Landing A Traditional Contract WITH an Advance! – By Michael Brian Murphy

Fortunately, I found BookLocker, who published NLD From the Inside Out in both POD and ebook formats, with a generous royalty rate. Angela and Richard and their whole team provided excellent customer service: helping me navigate all the pitfalls of a novice author, and even went to bat for me when Amazon.com started causing problems for publishers