Publishing

Publishing and All its Ins and Outs

What are your experiences with publishing? Traditional (With the Big Five!) or self-publishing?  Authors here relate their experiences, disappointments, but also wisdom.

The Hybrid Author

On the pros and cons of self publishing, or going with a publishing house.

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Lessons Learned in a Literary Office

As an intern at Ploughshares literary journal, one fledging writer learns how to become her own best editor as she sifts through others submissions.

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Becoming Writer (The Cover Makes It Real)

Vote for the cover of Sydney Scrogham’s latest novel!

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Erin Clossey: 45th Anniversary Ploughshares

Guest editors have included Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, Pulitzer Prize–winner Elizabeth Strout, and National Book Award winners Terrance Hayes and Lauren Groff.

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Dump Social Media, E-mbrace Email

Social media doesn’t work. In many cases, simple e-mail marketing techniques can be a better use of your time.

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You Have A Publishing Contract, Now What?

A to-do list of suggestions for increasing your marketing after signing a contract.

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An eBook Market Review & Guide to 2015

As we gear up for the New Year, we’ve put together a snapshot of the e-book marketplace.

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Selling Your Self-Published Book

Selling is about marketing yourself as an author, and as someone who will continue to write.

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A Hundred Rejection Letters

“This painful process is a necessary evil if writers are ever to climb out of the cocoon of isolation and share their work with the world.”

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Seeking an Editor: Freelance or a Content Marketing Agency?

You may instinctively turn to a copywriting or content marketing agency to fill your needs, but is this your best and only option?

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A Hundred Rejection Letters

"This painful process is a necessary evil if writers are ever to climb out of the cocoon of isolation and share their work with the world."

Lessons Learned in a Literary Office

As an intern at Ploughshares literary journal, one fledging writer learns how to become her own best editor as she sifts through others submissions.

Erin Clossey: 45th Anniversary Ploughshares

Guest editors have included Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, Pulitzer Prize–winner Elizabeth Strout, and National Book Award winners Terrance Hayes and Lauren Groff.

The Hybrid Author

On the pros and cons of self publishing, or going with a publishing house.