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 took a moment to chat with Felicity Chapman, author and sometime MAA client. We first had the chance to work with Felicity when she won the Kingdom of Ironfest Author in Residence Contest, of which we were a sponsor. Her book, Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People in … [Read more...] about Author Interview with aged care professional Felicity Chapman
Manuscript – Adventurous Spirit Author – Heather Hawkins Publisher – Murdoch Books Editor – The Manuscript Agency’s Michele Perry In 2007, at the age of 41, with two teenagers and a contentedly unadventurous life Heather Hawkins made a doctor's appointment. Swiftly thereafter she … [Read more...] about Editing Part 2 – Editing ‘Adventurous Spirit’ (by Heather Hawkins)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR… Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’? I’m still unsure about the growing up bit, but I qualified in medicine in England, then emigrated as a ‘Ten Pound Pom’. I worked in tropical Queensland at a … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Jim Marwood
The Manuscript Agency was recently invited to write the below article as a guest blog on editing non-fiction for ebookedit, an organisation established to help authors turn their manuscripts into finished books. Writing and editing non-fiction manuscripts has more in common with … [Read more...] about Writing and editing non-fiction manuscripts