There are two keys to getting published: Write. I could easily produce a complete post on just this. While there are things you can learn about writing in classes or while discussing with your local writing group, nothing replaces getting your backside on a chair in front of your computer and writing. Yes, you will […]
This isn’t an ad for Energion, but we wish it was! Viewing life, or a business such as publishing, from a discouraging perspective can be, well, discouraging!
Brian McLaren links to some good advice for writers from Margaret Feinberg. To the “write, write, write” and get good criticism let me add: Listen to criticism self-critically, but use your own judgment. I’m an editor and I have accepted things other editors hated. Editors are human too; we have our likes and dislikes.
… whatever that is! I don’t actually know, but I’m watching closely and constantly trying to catch up. There are a few trends that are obvious, however. But first, a little history. Energion Publications was founded by buying out some existing publications. These consisted of two comb-bound books, one stapled booklet, and one book printed […]
There’s a slight risk in sending out advance copies that are printed before the editing and proofreading process is finished. I put a nice notice on the front that this is an advance copy and work continues. In general nobody complains, but in those cases in which I give advance copies to people I know, […]
I don’t think publishers normally have this problem, but in many conversations I am asked why I would publish books I don’t agree with. Now if you’re one of the big publishing houses, it’s pretty much understood that you don’t have a singular viewpoint, but rather a range. But Energion Publications is a small organization, […]