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Confessions of a Book Editor

Brooke Warner | Posted 09.30.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

When I got into book publishing I was an inexperienced 23-year-old whose previous work experience was waitressing and a couple of cherry college internships that had nothing to do with publishing. I worked my way up the ranks, learning publishing and how to edit books. I've made plenty of mistakes along the way--the kind that sting but make you better at what you do.

What's the Difference Between Genre and Category?

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.30.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

If genre is a category of literary composition, what's a category? And why does genre matter? A post on articulates a great response to "why genre matters" with the simple statement that genres are "a staple of the publishing world."

4 Things You Must Know Before Trying To Publish Your Book

| Posted 09.05.2014 | Books

Not so fast. Getting your work published is a marathon, not a sprint.

Don't Rule This Out When Trying To Publish Your Book

| Posted 12.11.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Now that you’ve finally finished your manuscript, it’s time to consider your next big decision: To which publishing ...

What You Should Do To Get Published

| Posted 11.27.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Another day, another rejection letter—what’s a new writer to do? While holding your breath, stomping your feet, or c...

6 Steps to Achieving a Writer's Dreams

Terri Giuliano Long | Posted 06.18.2013 | Books
Terri Giuliano Long

These six steps will help you to crystalize your needs, your hopes, and your dreams, and give you the tools to help you achieve them.

It's 2013. Write That Bloody Book Already!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 03.31.2013 | Books
Hanaan Rosenthal

You have a book in you. I know it, you know it, but it has been how long already? I know you have a million reasons to not go ahead with it. Today, I will help you with the few reasons why you simply have to!

How to Have Success With Email Marketing

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Sarah S. Kilborne

Direct email marketing allows you to do three things at once: remind people of your work, promote your work and boost book sales.

Harvard Author Gets "F" in Guerilla Marketing (VIDEO)

Matt Weber | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Matt Weber

"Tableau vivant" or just downright crazy? When it comes to breaking through the noise of the busy book publishing ecosystem, I encourage my fellow authors to not be afraid in taking their message to the streets.

Literary Agents You Should Avoid

| Posted 09.05.2012 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Beginner and veteran writers alike can be victimized by shady literary agents. If you don’t know what to look for, you...

6 Tips For Publishing Your Short Story Collection

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: The short story is an increasingly popular literary form in today’s market. But when short story writers find themsel...

Writer Wednesday: 7 Tips For Posting Your Writing Online

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief Are you considering sharing your poems online with your Facebook friends? Making your recent series of short stories viewable ...

Publish, Don't Perish: Surviving and Thriving in Academia Today

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Passion. Persistence. Patience. Any editor worth her salt will tell you to avoid cloying alliteration but that's what thriving in academia comes down to; there's no avoiding it.

Writer Wednesday: 5 Signs That You've Made It As An Author

| Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief Chances are that you’ve technically been writing since you learned to write the alphabet on goofy, oversized lined paper bac...

How To Self-Publish (And Seem Like You're Not)

Posted 12.03.2011 | Books

From author Felicia Ricci's blog: Writing is a lot like lying. You weave stories that aren’t true and ask people to believe them. So I thought it...

7 Publishing Tips for Struggling Writers

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I recently interviewed Sandy Powell, Director of Balboa Press, who talks to many struggling writers at conferences around the world. Her advice can best be summed up in this list.

10 Tips for Launching a Book Without Losing Your Mind

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

As my novel debuted last January, terror defined my anticipatory state-of-being. How would I bear bad reviews? Would I look fat in the pictures? Finding no rule book, I turned to Moses.