When Are You Ready to Start Looking for a Literary Agent?

You’re working on a book and, after insane amounts of introspection, you’ve decided that you would like to go the traditional publishing route. To get your book published on terms that actually work in your favor, you know that you will need to partner with a literary agent. Literary agents can’t just land you the …

Standard Book Sizes: Mass-Market Paperbacks

One of the book terms that you may have heard of if you are interested in or have studied the publishing industry is the mass-market paperback. Most people are familiar with paperbacks, having read plenty of them, but there are two different types of paperbacks out there. The first is the trade paperback. Trade paperbacks …

How Pricing Works with Kindle Direct Publishing

If you are publishing with the Kindle Direct Publishing Platform, then there are four basic pricing models that you are going to want to be aware of. You have a great deal of power over what you set your price at when you use this platform, but the way that you come to decide upon …

What’s The Best Fandom For Fanfiction And How To Choose It?

Chances are you have already completed this first step and chosen a fandom. Or rather, your fandom has chosen you. It has been my experience that story ideas come to you while you watch or read something, or not long after. Your brain finds a hole in the original story. That hole does not have …