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What happens to an author’s masters/publishing rights when they die?

What happens to an author’s publishing rights when they die? Well it might not be a question you want to think about, but let’s face it: nobody lives forever and when the time comes, we want to know that what we have created will be protected by the same rights – copyrights and publishing rights, […]


How do I break a contract with my publisher?

Great! You found a publisher! But what if the services they provide are not up to the standards you were promised? Here is an overview of things you can do to either break the contract or just make things bearable. Investigate This step is one for people that have actually NOT signed a contract with […]

With billion dollar best-sellers being rejected in the past, why do agents and publishers still don't take any chances?

With billion dollar best-sellers being rejected in the past, why do agents and publishers still don’t take any chances?

First of all you need to keep in mind that the publishing business is and always will be a business. It is not a charity. Even THINKING about taking on a book puts the publisher out of money. See taking on a book as a big company like Facebook investing in another, small business. Before […]

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Will publishers / agents reject my book if it is published online?

I got this question in my mailbox last week and I thought it was such a good one that I had to make an article out of it. Loads of authors decide to share their work online before they even finish the book. Websites like Wattpad are a great source of comments, critiques and even […]


What to do after finishing your manuscript

Finishing your manuscript can be a burden that falls from your shoulders. Literally. The days of sitting at your desk, hunched over a pile of papers, scrapping words and sentences and even whole plots, just to get your story ready… but what do you do after you finish your manuscript? Edit First of all you […]

Interview Elena Bryce

Interview Elena Bryce

Growing up near Glastonbury in England, Elena Bryce was raised on Arthurian legends and Grail stories. Her first job was dressing up as a medieval princess for the tourists at the crystal caves in Cheddar Gorge, until she discovered the local apple brandy and moved to a new home under a bridge – just kidding […]

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Interview Stephan Morse

Stephan Morse was born the year 1983 in San Diego. The next fifteen years were spent slowly escaping California and surviving a public education system. Thus far he’s made it to the Seattle (WA) region with little desire to go further. When not trying to shove words together into sentences Stephan spends time reading, catching […]


The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost Review

Horror and the Paranormal have always been pretty high on my list of interests although this does not mean I believe ( I want to believe, Mulder ). The case of the green dressed ghost fit in perfectly! The case of the Green Dressed Ghost is Lucy Banks’ first novel and the start of the […]

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Interview CJ Sears

J. Sears is the author of The Shadow Over Lone Oak, a horror thriller, as well as the “Tales from Lone Oak – The Lives & Lies of a Small Town” short story collection. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Creative Writing from Arkansas Tech University. C. J. is an avid writer […]

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Is traditional publishing dead?

A lot of the people I coach are self-publishing because they believe that ” Traditional publishing is dead”. They believe that giants such as Amazon, Kobo and even Ibooks will take over and that people will opt more to buy self-published ebooks over traditional published works. But is this true? No. This is definitely not […]