So you want to publish your book as soon as possible

So you want to publish your book as soon as possible The best time to publish depends on the needs of the author and the book Many writers I work with have the same concern. When I ask them, when do you want to publish this latest by,  they tell me, ‘I want it out asap.’ However, what they fail to tell me is the reason it should be published as soon as possible. Is … Read more So you want to publish your book as soon as possible

How to be in awe?

How to be in awe? A few years ago, I met a writer in a city that was new to me. Although usually I ask writers what is their book about, their aims apart from getting published and the like, this conversation was different. The writer wasn’t asking for publishing support and the chat retained a friendly tone. Within 30 minutes, we touched upon our interests. A little bit of this and a little bit … Read more How to be in awe?

Three things an author should never say

Three things an author should never say Even in the middle of a pandemic, an author should never say these three things For the past few months, I have been hearing a constant refrain from authors who query me for editing related services and publishing consultation. I want to stop them and tell them those questions are self sabotage. Since it is work from home for many of us, we think our options are limited … Read more Three things an author should never say

What does a traditional publishing house want?

Between a bestseller and a book that nails the 3 Cs, I would say the latter is more realistic. Every day, publishers get hundreds of unsolicited manuscripts and most professionals agree that the rejection rate is abominably high at 95 per cent. Poorly written query letters is an obvious put off. So is a manuscript with obvious loopholes that begin showing on page one. Although the most important thing a traditional publishing house is looking … Read more What does a traditional publishing house want?