How Advances and Royalties Really Work

How Advances and Royalties Really Work

Six-figure advance! Huge deal for new series by beloved bestselling author! Novel by new author goes for crazy amount at auction! Industry headlines scream about how much traditionally published authors can make—massive advances, bidding wars on books—but have you...
How To Get Your Small Press Book Professionally Reviewed for Free

How To Get Your Small Press Book Professionally Reviewed for Free

Reviews sell books. That much is a fact. And they’re even more important to indie authors, who don’t have the marketing muscle of a huge multi-billion-dollar corporation behind them. In order to take a chance on a new book, people require what’s called “social proof.”...
Author Beware: How to Avoid Getting Scammed by a Publisher

Author Beware: How to Avoid Getting Scammed by a Publisher

As prospective authors, we know how enormously difficult it is to land a traditional publisher, yet we are so eager to get one. When the Inbox shows a reply from a publisher we’ve submitted our manuscript to, we excitedly click on it, hoping upon hope that it won’t be...