For Christmas, Richard bought me a green fishing light for the backyard. Now, after dark, we can see a variety of beautiful fish and other marine critters under the water. Every night, there’s something different or new.
A couple of weeks ago, a snook came by…
Dear Ms. Hoy,
Thank you VERY much for your insight and advice! I found the information on how to send out a query for an article to be extremely helpful (I was doin’ it wrong). I got my first yes! I think I will plaster IT to my wall instead of the rejections letters!
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The recent Writers Weekly article, Great Writing Gig Or A Scam?, got me thinking about all the deadbeat editors I’ve met in my long freelancing career and how I’ve answered some of their “scams.”
I am publishing an anthology book for my project, and read your article, HOW TO COMPILE AND PUBLISH AN ANTHOLOGY. I found it very insightful.
I was wondering if you might be willing to share the contract that you use. I would be willing to pay for it.
The day finally arrived. My polished non-fiction book proposal needed a royalty publisher. There was more than one direction my proposed manuscript could go, and I wanted to secure a publisher before completing the book so I could adapt to that publisher’s style.
Somewhere I’d heard the idea of hunting through specialty bookstores and book catalogues for newer or unlisted publishers. The idea was to search for titles that didn’t compete, but were similar enough in topic that your own title would complement their list.
But I didn’t start out looking for a publisher that way. You might say I went around the barn…
I’m not a huge fan of housework but I do enjoy a good materialistic purge. Last weekend, I started on one corner of the house, intending to keep moving until I had finished the entire house. My intentions were good…
What she sent wasn’t a screenshot of a “sale” at all. It was just a picture of the ranking history on Amazon.
Thank you (BookLocker) for showing me how POD is done the right way.
Unfortunately, I had a bad subsequent experience and I thought you’d find it interesting…
As writers, many of us feel the same things as we try to get the attention of the editors we believe would be a perfect fit for our submissions. As someone who’s been doing this for more than 20 years, and has also worked as an editor on occasion, I’d like to offer a little perspective…