When you are reading the acknowledgments page of a newly purchased book, and you come across effusive thanks from the writer to his/her editor, you can reasonably ask, "Just what does an editor do?"
Every publisher's timeline is different; within your publishing house, every editor is different, and every client at that house will get different treatment. With that as given, here's what you can expect from your publisher after you get that first check.
In honor of Huffington Post Hawaii launching, I want to share a few of my own thoughts on what makes Hawaii so special to me. The pace in Hawaii is slower because they savor each day, appreciating the beauty that surrounds them.
Rather than clamp down and live in the past the music executives, instead we authors, publishers, and booksellers like Amazon need to put customers first.
As the summer draws to a close and students head back from the workplace to the classroom, what will they take away from a couple of months on the job?
Writers and other publishing types love to give new writers advice about how to be successful. But there's one subject they never mention: location.
By the end of the day I was completely inspired. I realize I could write a separate blog on each of the panel discussions, perhaps I will in the future. However, for now, this is a small glimpse at a world few beginning authors have the opportunity to see.
The publishing industry (and any industry for that matter) loves to throw out buzzwords. A few years ago it was "platform;" now it's Discovery. You ca...
To make the best of a reading, the argument goes, you must give yourself up to the awfulness of the audience-author relationship; you must make yourself a sacrificial lamb.
The onset of the personal computer held no appeal for him, and the many advantages of Word Processing was not able to seduce him away from his beloved typewriter. But be all that as it may, shortly before his death Ray did acquiesce to having his books digitized. Why this change of mind?
To anyone who spends their days agonizing over their writing and worse yet trying to make it their occupation, the reality of what it means to be an "author" isn't always quite as funny or glamorous.
When I first began writing novels, I used to think a lot about sex. It was, of course, before everything changed.
It had been several years and three children later when the writing bug took hold of me again, but this time it would not let go.
It takes me a huge effort of will to write, even on good days. If I had to do it with only the use of one hand -- and the back of the hand at that? I can't imagine it. I'm awed by Nicole's determination.
So if we know how to be the masters of time in the novels and stories we create, why not be masters of our career chronology as well? And why not create for ourselves beginnings that bring us the meaning and joy that we're looking for?
Some years back, the industry starting tossing out the word "platform" like confetti during Mardi Gras. Everyone was using the phrase and it quickly b...
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