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While it’s worth trying to get the attention of big publishers, it’s a long, tough haul and there are certainly no guarantees. This is not to say that you should give up on the dream — many authors have succeeded despite multiple rejections — but remember that you do have other options and, believe or not, those other options might be better for you. Continue reading →
Congratulations! You’ve written a book. So … now what? Getting that book published is going to be tough. Big publishers are likely to reject new authors or drop authors who don’t sell large numbers of books, while small publishers can … Continue reading →
Previously, Ira Nayman took us on a little tour of the more unexpected side of online publishing — who was doing it and why. Contrary to some commonly held opinions, writers who put their stories online are not a gaggle of no-talent hacks but may be established writers looking to cut out the middlemen or simply seek feedback from readers and fellow writers. Now, more authors than ever are self-publishing or working with small and mid-sized publishers. But what drove them away from large-scale traditional publishing in the first place? Continue reading →
Last year, a conversation with an author got me thinking about the publishing industry in general and the Canadian industry specifically. Why are so many Canadian authors stuck in the small-fish pond — is it just the general difficulty of … Continue reading →