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, andContinue reading “My Thoughts on the Big Five Becoming the Big Four”

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 aboutContinue reading “Four Things You Must Do If You Plan to Self-publish”

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 breakContinue reading “Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing”