I discovered, the other day, that Word has a nifty feature that might prove invaluable. Find and replace. Yes, I knew about the normal operation of “find and replace”, but I didn’t know you could use this feature to turn all words in italic to underlined instead. This would literally save hours and hours of … Read moreMore than just “Find and Replace”
This is a promise the manuscript has not previously been published anywhere, through any media. Often this might read First Australian Rights, or First UK Rights and so on, which means that the work has not been published within the specified country or area before. Once you have sold a manuscript’s first rights in one … Read moreFirst Rights
A flat fee means that the author receives one lump sum payment for their work, and that’s all. No further payment is made, and you will not be entitled to receive royalties.
An advance is money paid to the author upon acceptance and contract of the manuscript. Generally half is paid at contract stage, and the other half is paid upon submission of the final manuscript. This money is given to the author against future royalties, so no more money will be paid until profits surpass the … Read moreDid you know? Advance
This is a new category. I’ll be placing quick writing tips under this heading from now on. These tips will consist of a sentence or two only, which describes, or gives the meaning of, a word or phrase. Some will be common sense, but all are something you’ll need to know as you write your … Read moreDid you know?