publishing

Why Word Count Matters When You Submit Your Book

Why Word Count Matters When You Submit Your Book

You finish the last strokes on your masterpiece, a painting that stands twenty feet tall and thirty feet wide. It’s beautiful, fully capturing the essence of your idea of this city and the pitfalls of love, hate, and betrayal. You unveil it for your benefactor, eagerly awaiting the slaps on the back and joyous exclamations.

“It’s too big.”

“Huh?”

The Five Types of Editing: How to Choose the Right One for Your Book

The Five Types of Editing: How to Choose the Right One for Your Book

Before self-publishing exploded and transformed the book industry, most authors published their books by traditional means. You either got an agent who sold your book to a publisher, or you worked with a publisher directly.