Author Toolbox

Understanding Vanity Publishing and Author Services

My obsession with learning everything there is to know about publishing continues! Last month I looked at Freelancers — which raised a lot of questions about vanity publishers. So, I found someone who knows a lot about the subject to clear it all up for us. This post is part of the February #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop, hosted by Raimey Gallant. …

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Author Toolbox

eBooks – The Future or A Mistake?

Today I’m happy to have blogging friend Tasha over for a guest post. To some, eBook is a dirty word. The electronic book is seen as a downgraded, second cousin to the print book. While it can be said there is something wonderful about holding paper and print in our hands, there is also something …

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A to Z Challenge

Tech Tips for Writers

T is for “Tech”. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the tech side of the writing business has me a little, ah, crazy. So I asked Jacqui Murray — the Tech Teacher — to help out a bit. Thank you to Ronel (at Ronel the Mythmaker) for inviting me to talk about my favorite topic: …

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A to Z Challenge

The Importance of Seeing Yourself in a Book #diversity

S is for Seeing. People are always trying to define what diversity in fiction means. Well, I read an article by Rain Sivertsen on her blog Writing Up My Serotonin and realised for the first time what diversity in fiction should mean. Here’s Rain’s guest post. “Can you remember the first time you ever recognized yourself in a book?” …

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A to Z Challenge

The Perfect Query Letter

Q is for Query Writers know how difficult it is to write a good query letter. Opinions and advice differs from source-to-source. So I decided to go and ask someone who actually works with query letters (and the slush pile) from day-to-day to tell us how it really works. Go ahead, Hoda. Hello! I was …

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