5 Major Australian Publishers That Accept Unagented Manuscripts – by Erica Verrillo… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: Unlike US and UK publishing houses, Australian publishers suffer from a dearth of submissions. Why submit to a publisher Down Under? All of these are major traditional publishers, with worldwide distribution, and all offer an advance and royalties. (You don’t have to be Australian to submit to […]

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Publishing Companies To Avoid And Nasty New Author Scams – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

While there may be a sucker born every minute, don’t let it be you and all your hard work! 

on Just Publishing Advice: New authors, beware of vanity publishing companies and experts making you offers that are too good to be true Have you received an email or social media message from an agent or publisher offering to publish your book? If you are an author, you may have received a lot of them. […]

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Awaiting a Verdict

While this is an older post, I believe it to be most relavent. I do enjoy digging around in old posts. Thanks Frank!

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Neither of my previous books has been subjected to independent, professional editing.

Everything I’ve ever read about how to succeed as a writer tells me this is a mistake.

My aversion to the use of a professional editing service is more than just a reluctance to spend money when there is no certainty of recovering the investment via increased sales. I hate the thought that, once the work has been “interfered with” by a third party it is no longer truly mine. This is almost certainly irrational because the final decision as to whether or not to include the changes suggested by an editor is mine and mine alone. Still, there remains the lingering doubt that, once I accept that a suggested change represents an improvement, that aspect of the work cannot be regarded as uniquely mine.

Glaring errors

In recent times I have read traditionally published books, supposedly subjected…

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The 8 Fears That Hold Writers Back From Publishing Their Books – by Scott Allan… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on The Creative Penn: Intro by Joanna Penn: I truly believe that everyone should write a book. Because every person who writes a book will buy and read a whole load more – and together, we are a self-sustaining industry. In this article, Scott Allan outlines 8 fears that hold writers back and how […]

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What To Write About When The Dreaded Deadline Is Looming – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: You have to write an article or blog post, and the clock is ticking Every writer knows the feeling. You need to write about something, and quickly, but you are at a loss for topic ideas. For authors and those writers who are into more creative writing pursuits, there is usually […]

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Amazon exclusive? or NO THANK YOU!

Ever wondered how to remove a book from the reading public’s gaze? Simple. Publish it exclusively on Amazon! The company’s CEO Jeff Bezos only cares about profit. When he realised he was losing money by paying royalties to each and every author who make their book available only through his company, he put a stop […]

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2 New Agents Seeking Nonfiction: Memoir, Self-Help, Humor, Health, and more…

Resources: one can’t have too many…

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by Erica Verrillo  on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:

Here are two new agents interested in nonfiction.

Allison Janice (Serendipity) is seeking writers on the topics of cooking, nutrition, health and wellness, self-help, memoir, humor, psychology, history, and science, particularly in the areas of body-positivity, veganism, and environmentalism.

Leslie Meredith is interested in new voices in memoir; in science, psychology, health, nature, and animals; and in spirituality and mind-body-spirit practices.

Always check the agency website before submitting. Agents may switch agencies, and submission requirements can change.

Get full details HERE

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