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Tumblr. E-Book Cover File Size Specifications. Anatomy of a Book Cover. As told by Delphine, the author The adage “You can’t judge a book by its cover [jacket]” is only partly true.

Anatomy of a Book Cover

It’s not for lack of trying. The look of a book cover jacket is an important aspect of market positioning. It is what first catches the attention of retail buyers at major book fairs, reviewers and readers. It can persuade bookstores to display your book more prominently or, at least, give it more than “spine-out” (where only the spine title is visible) shelf space. In the case of my book, “The Art of Gaman,” published by Ten Speed Press in 2005, coming up with the book title and cover jacket design proved as hard as developing the content for the book.

How to Write a Query Letter. My friend Leigh Spencer has a new book of poetry called Tequila and Cookies.

How to Write a Query Letter

With a title like that, you KNOW you want to read it. Download a PDF of How to Write a Query Letter Query letters are a much-debated practice in the writing community. Many writers swear by them, but others feel they are a waste of time. Formal query letters were the accepted practice in the magazine and book market, but submissions have become much more casual in the age of blogs and other web-based publications. Here are some advantages to writing a formal query letter:

Find the Agent Who Will Find You a Publisher. Query letters?

Find the Agent Who Will Find You a Publisher

Written? Kitten! 2012: The Year Of New Ebook Tools. Creative Writing Ideas, Courses Online, Free Classes for Writers. Ten rules for writing fiction. Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather.

Ten rules for writing fiction

If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look­ing for people. There are exceptions. The End Article by Anita Nolan. "THE END" is Only the Beginning: A Step-by-Step Guide to Refining Your Manuscript by Anita L.

The End Article by Anita Nolan

Nolan Even though you type "THE END" when you finish a first draft, your work is only beginning. Rewriting, revising, editing, and polishing your manuscript are still to come. 25 Things Writers Should Know About Agents. (Note: this post relates mostly to fiction authors seeking literary agents, though certainly has some bleed-over regarding those with screenplays or non-fiction proposals or what-not.) 1.

25 Things Writers Should Know About Agents

No, You Don’t Need An Agent. Writing for the Wrong Reasons - William Zinsser. Writing and Humanistic Studies. 3 Ways to Add Pizzazz to Your Author Bio. Is your author bio boring?

3 Ways to Add Pizzazz to Your Author Bio

How to Write a Terrific Author Bio. Posted on Jul 5th, 2011 | 247 comments Sometimes it’s hard to believe how difficult it can be to write about yourself in a bio—after all, you’re a writer! But I understand it’s not as simple as that, so here are a few tips to make it easier. Write your bio in first person for query letters, third person for most other purposes including proposals, book jackets, article bylines. Make it professional but you also need to convey personality and writing style. Don’t try too hard to be funny, but include something that makes you seem like a real person. Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers. Cyoa.

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A Writer’s Guide To Free Apps For Inspiration & Organization. Any creative writer should have three main aims: write, stay organized and get published.

A Writer’s Guide To Free Apps For Inspiration & Organization

The following list of free websites and apps for writers aims to help you do just that. Get Inspired. The Online Writing Community. Telegram: Telegram: Submissions. Script Writing and Screenwriting Help. ...Portfolio of scripts by Anikó J. Bartos + Alan C. Baird. Scripts for sale/option/representation, by Anikó J.

...Portfolio of scripts by Anikó J. Bartos + Alan C. Baird

Bartos & Alan C. Baird[AW-nee-ko BAR-toesh & AL-an Bayerd](download free Adobe reader to open the PDF files) (script download page) Contact: HotTip [at] Gmail.com (replace [at] with @) Merlinsky [98-page feature screenplay: American Zoetrope quarterfinalist, Writers Network quarterfinalist] Log line: Imagine the Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter and they go back to the future. Trends in Publishing: 15 People You Should Follow (and Why) 7 Platforms Changing the Future of Publishing and Storytelling. By Kirstin Butler Cutting out the middleman, or what the Nobel Peace Prize has to do with harnessing the potential of tablets.

7 Platforms Changing the Future of Publishing and Storytelling

Depending on whom you ask, these are either the best or the worst of times for the written word. As with every other branch of traditional media, the Internet has pushed the publishing industry to a critical inflection point, something we’ve previously discussed. Disrupting the mainstream marketplaces for journalism, literature, and the fundamental conventions of reading and writing themselves, here are seven startups that promise to reshape the way we create and consume ideas. Byliner, whose beautifully designed site officially launched last week, is easily the most ambitious of the initiatives featured here. The startup’s first original offering, Three Cups of Deceit, tells the story of the now-disgraced Nobel Peace Prize nominee and bestselling author Greg Mortenson. Bringing a crowdfunded model to books, the U.K. Read our full feature on 40K Books here. Fifty-Two Stories » with Cal Morgan. Penguin's Book Country Launches Self-Publishing Service.

By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid Penguin’s online genre fiction community, Book Country, has launched a self-publishing service, signaling the intention of big publishers to develop additional revenue streams in the face of a changing book-publishing landscape, even if it means letting authors bypass the traditional publishing process. The self-publishing tool provides prospective authors with the option of either professionally producing their print and e-book or doing much of the production work themselves. Preditors & Editors. Very Short Story Contest #1. Portraits Of A Young Artist In Istanbul (I&II) by Gene J. Parola Six hundred-forty-seven word short-short story about a young woman artist astride the cultural divide between her and her father, presented as two Points of View: I and II.

Dr. Frosty by John Laird A mother mourns the loss of her only child. Aspiring YA Novelist? Get Your Big Break in Australia. The Writers' Deadline!! - Ottawa Writing Resources. ENT books: Award-winning Canadian fiction. For those of you who are already avid readers of Canadian fiction, you will likely know about the literary awards available to Canadian authors and can probably list the winning books from many of this year's finalists. Cha: An Asian Literary Journal - The Bat Whisperer. Canadian Authors Association National Capital Region (Ottawa) Branch. STOP! Don't be put off by the fancy titles. Geist: Fact + Fiction, North of America. [places for writers] - connecting writers with places to publish.

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