Personally, this is something I haven’t had to think about as I have not sold digital rights to a publisher. However, Michael A Stackpole has something to say about it in his post 9 Must-have Clauses for Digital Rights Contracts and I found his comments interesting. It wasn’t too long ago that publishers didn’t have … Read moreDigital Rights Contracts
All serious writers will eventually purchase a copy of their country’s writers marketplace. Most countries have them, as far as I’m aware, but they might have slightly different names. Over the years, I’ve purchase a couple of these reference books. The first time I hardly used the book as I was over eager and purchased … Read moreAustralian Writers Marketplace Online
Macmillan New Writing is a part of Pan Macmillan Publishers, a mainstream publisher. If you read the page I’ve linked to, you’ll discover that they now accept unsolicitored manuscripts. The contract will be different to what an agent would be able to negotiate for you, but I feel this is a way for an unpublished … Read moreMacmillan New Writing
The last month has seen me increasingly busy over at Speculative Realm (which has now moved to its own website). The submissions are pouring in, which is great, but I’m seeing a pattern with the submissions which concerns me…yet also gives me (as a writer) hope. I’m noticing that quite a few of the authors … Read moreRussian Roulette or Author Guidelines
Piers Anthony’s Internet Publishing has a long, long list of publishers and services. He covers all genres and all types of publishing. I think this is a good resource for anyone interested in having something published. Piers Anthony has included his own thoughts on the publisher where appropriate, and has tried to include all useful … Read morePiers Anthony’s Internet Publishing
Lulu is a self-publishing company. Anyone can use this service and this is where I have a problem with self-publishing. If anyone can use it, then there are bound to be badly written books out there. Let’s be honest, it’s a fact that there are. But…if a book is badly written, or if there is … Read morePublishing with Lulu
Evil Editor was recommended by a member of my message board. This is what they said: Basically, he edits someone’s real query everyday and writes about how to make it better. Also, people send him the first page of their story for suggestions. The whole thing is extremely humorous and helpful at the same time.
We hear horror stories about the slush pile all the time. 1. The great stories that have slipped through the fingers of an editor because they didn’t read it. 2. The dozens, more often hundreds, of rejection letters received by serious writers before they are accepted (if they are). 3. The gut feeling that the … Read moreIf I was an editor…