When to approach an agent or publisher

By Teika: So you’re in the thick of writing your novel, and you’ve just hit 50K words. You pretty much know how it’s going to play out and what (roughly) has to happen between now and those final words. THE END is so very nearly in sight. You reward yourself with a quick flick through […]

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What exactly do publishers do?

By Teika: Since the advent of the digital age and self-publishing as we now know it, there’s been a backlash against traditional publishers and their position as “literary gatekeepers”. Indeed, many early exponents of self-publishing predicted the toppling of the dinosaur-like “big” publishing houses as the gates were flung open by the likes of Amazon’s […]

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How to decide which publishing option is right for you

By Teika: Generally, choice is a good thing. Having plenty of choice feels exciting. It IS exciting. But it can also feel daunting, and confusing, particularly if you don’t consider yourself to be a great decision-maker. And once you start making choices you inevitably close doors. You may feel as though you’re missing out. Or […]

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Choices, choices, choices! Your publishing options.

By Teika: I love to discuss publishing with writers (with anyone who’ll listen, in fact!) and something that I’ve seen over and over is the idea that there are two main routes to getting a book published: 1. Acquiring an agent and getting a traditional publishing deal with one of the ‘Big 5’ publishers (and […]

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