Ask the Editor: I’ve written a book, how do I get it published?

I question I get at least once or twice a month by email is “I’ve written book, how do I get it published?” or similar variations.

It’s a question I covered on my Facebook page live “Ask the Editor.” For those of you who don’t follow my FB page, I thought I’d offer it here.

If you have a question you’d like to have answered via live FB video, leave it in the comments.

Should I Indie Publish?

In a day when publishing is at our fingertips, the question whether to publish independently or traditionally is one many writers consider. Both routes have their benefits and drawbacks.

Indie publishingMaybe you are struggling with this very question right now. I hope today’s interview with author Janice Dick gives you some insight into making your decision.

Janice, what was the impetus behind your decision to go indie? [Read more…]

Saying no to a contract

Saying no to a contract Lisa LickelLisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer who lives in a 160-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. What a great setting for book! I can imagine all sorts of interesting and mysterious aspects a ship captain might build as part of his house.

Lisa is a multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, and also writes short stories and radio theater, is an avid book reviewer, blogger, a freelance editor, and sometimes magazine editor. Be sure to visit her website at http://www.LisaLickel.com.

Why did you write The Last Detail? [Read more…]

Charlee Harris on Publishing

Author Charlee Harris

Author Charlee Harris

Today I’m pleased to interview Charlene Harris, though she prefers to be called Charlee. She’s both an artist and writer, and previously wrote for a local newspaper, reading and critiquing books by established and new authors.

Many moons ago, Charlee was the first female basketball official for her section of the Eastern conference in Alabama. But her dream has always been to be an author.

Her favorite quote is by Cyril Connolly who said, “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”

Charlee, at what point in writing your book did you begin to look for publishers? [Read more…]

Author RJ Thesman on Getting Published

Are you a fan of book series? What avid reader isn’t.

Author RJ ThesmanToday’s guest RJ Thesman is author of the Life at Cove Creek series. Her book Final Grace for Reverend G released today and is the third and final installment of the series about Reverend G and her battle with Alzheimer’s.

And because it’s launch day, RJ is offering a free copy of Final Grace for Reverend G to one winner. See below for contest details.

RJ Thesman writes as a daughter whose mother is disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s disease. Her hope is that [Read more…]

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