Anthology Woes: Amazon Try to Rule the World!

When I started out on the Anthology Project (back in early 2007) I did so with enthusiasm and excitement. For several years, I had been trying to help writers become published and finally, I believed, I had found the way to do just that. Whilst receiving and reading submissions for the project, I was also … Read moreAnthology Woes: Amazon Try to Rule the World!

Anthology: Published!

There has been a good reason for my absence from the internet. I’ve been working diligently on the Speculative Realms anthology and I’m proud to announce that it is now published. Speculative Realms: Where there’s a will, there’s a way A collection of fantasy, science fiction and horror storiesEdited by Sasha Beattie Purchase now from … Read moreAnthology: Published!

Macmillan New Writing

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 The contract will be different to what an agent would be able to negotiate for you, but I feel this is a way for an unpublished … Read moreMacmillan New Writing

Designing A Cover For Your Book- A guide for self publishers

by Anthony P. Palmieri In these days of computers, the internet, digital cameras, and on-line publishing companies, individuals can more easily express their creativity through writing and publishing their own written works. Whether it is a novel, a short story, or a how to guide, having a creative cover is important to help capture the … Read moreDesigning A Cover For Your Book- A guide for self publishers

Anthology Update

Before I go any further, I must mention the anthology I founded in early 2007. Unlike the other anthologies I’ve organised, this one did not die a natural death. In fact, I’m presently waiting for the first proof copy of the published book to arrive on my doorstep. I learned from the other anthologies that … Read moreAnthology Update

Uncommon Book Promotion Tips

Whether you self-publish or are lucky enough to get published through the conventional method, the author should always take an active role in advertising (or marketing) their own book(s). This goes without saying. Right? Thing is, we are writers not advertisers, so what would we know about getting our book “out there”? Thanks to Benjamin … Read moreUncommon Book Promotion Tips

Write, Create & Promote a Best Seller

I’m taking the 2007 Anthology seriously, and have spent some time each week doing some research on marketing. I’ve created a new category in order to share the information I find, and my experiences. It seems quite daunting at the moment, but I know as these unknown procedures fall into place, in my mind, it … Read moreWrite, Create & Promote a Best Seller

Piers Anthony’s Internet Publishing

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