Publishers and agents are typically inundated with manuscript submissions from authors seeking publication. And as a result, ‘the authorities’ (as I shall hereby refer to them as) are looking for reasons to reject your book. The standouts are standouts, and speak for themselves. … [Read more...] about Word count by genre: How long should my book really be?
We sat down and had a chat to authors, Jane Stevens and Belinda Dettmann, about their book Agnes the Secret Princess: An Australian Story. We wanted to know a little bit more about what drove them to write this historical non-fiction tale and how it has impacted their … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Jane Stevens and Belinda Dettmann
We sat down and had a chat to author, Renee Spyrou, about her book Seraphympire: Guardians of the gateways. We wanted to know a little bit more about what drove her as a writer and how she came upon her stories. Here she shares a little of her writing journey with us… ABOUT THE … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Renee Spyrou
There is a wonderful fantasy around ‘being published’. This includes the process of finding a publisher, the publishing experience itself and the finished product’s shelf life – as well as how it makes its way to the shelf. Being published, while incredibly exciting, isn’t always … [Read more...] about The myths of getting published
In my ‘weekly’ (ahem) tidy-up of my office I came across an interview with the founder of The Manuscript Agency, Mr Brian Cook, which might give you an interesting overview of where we came from. He also offers some nice insights into the tricky world of trade publishers, giving … [Read more...] about Publishing: Tips for Writers