My Thoughts on the Big Five Becoming the Big Four

On 11/25/2020, Penguin Random House publishing bought failing Simon & Schuster. On Twitter, traditionally published authors, some my friends, lamented that it was going to be even harder to get a publishing contract. I feel for them. There’s some incredible talent out there that can’t afford to invest in the top notch marketing, covers, and[…]

Four Things You Must Do If You Plan to Self-publish

Congrats! You’ve finished your novel! You’ve edited, revised, and polished that baby until it’s not only a well-crafted story, but flawless in execution. Here’s what you need to do next. Hire a professional editor. If this is your first novel ever, it’s likely you need a developmental or content edit before you even think about[…]

Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing

In the movies, a writer types “The end” and then sends his or her manuscript off to their agent. The novel is instantly published and becomes a bestseller. We hear stories about authors living out of their car getting their book published and then become overnight successes, making millions if not billions. Let me break[…]