For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.
But I've been hearing for years from many readers that books published by legacy publishers are filled with typos and errors of all kinds. I've seen it myself. And I wonder what's happened to copy editing as a field.
When you first read that headline, you probably thought I was going to say I'm doing it because I'm dying and want to rush and get my books out there before I kick the bucket. And well, you wouldn't be totally wrong.
Whatever the writing task, you may be facing a tight deadline and the last thing you need is writer's block -- that crippling feeling that nothing you write is right. Or worse, staring at the page or screen when nothing at all seems to flow from your brain to the screen.
As the comics industry continues to make a noticeable shift towards including, marketing to and creating safe spaces for women and women of color, nominations for comic awards across the industry have soared.
I considered throwing in the towel. I thought about self-publishing, just sharing the book with family and close friends. I thought about patting myself on the back for a valiant effort, then moving on. But I couldn't.
The Supreme Court's recent decision to deny review of the Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. ruling was a blow not just to the suit's plaintiffs in the book industry but to all of us in the business of writing and publishing content.
Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."
It's not that I've shied away in the past from speaking the truth about the gender bias that runs deep through the publishing industry, but there's a different kind of energy and reception, of course, when you're speaking to women who've lived it.