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290 Posts: Publishing
August 21, 2019
Behind the Scenes: Attending Conventions as a Publishing ProfessionalIf you thought going to a convention was busy as a fan, just try attending as a publishing professional!
July 30, 2019
Publishing 101: Comp Titles DemystifiedEver heard the term "comp title" and not known what the heck that was? Wonder no longer!
July 19, 2019
Publishing 101: How Selling Books is A LOT Like Making a Tinder ProfilePositioning a book to a potential buyer can a be an awful lot like filling out a dating app profile!
July 11, 2019
Swoon Author Samantha Hastings' Publishing Confessional: Lucky Number 4"The Last Word wasn’t the first manuscript that I uploaded on the Swoon website. Or second. Or third. But the fourth."
June 20, 2019
Swoon Author SM Koz: Marketing Practice Makes Almost-Perfect"Unfortunately, success in the writing world requires more than finishing a book and finding a publisher."
June 13, 2019
Swoon Author Natalie Williamson: The Road So FarThe debut author of Rules We're Meant to Break shares the Top 6 moments of her publishing journey thus far.
May 24, 2019
Publishing 101: Breaking Down the Different Book FormatsEver wondered why some books are published in hardcover and some in paperback? Val O. gives you the scoop!
May 23, 2019
Swoon Author Danika Stone: 5 Tips for Self-PromotionTo many writers, marketing is a foreign process. Check out a few tried and true tips from a pro!
April 29, 2019
Publishing 101: Do I Need an English Degree to Work in Book Publishing?Despite what you may have heard or assumed, there’s no one true path to working in publishing.
April 12, 2019
Making the Case for Standalone Fantasy: 5 Reasons Why Sometimes a Series Isn’t BetterListen, we all love a good fantasy series. But sometimes keeping a story to only one book long is the best way to go.
April 4, 2019
Behind the Book Scenes: Repackaging the Paperback Cover for BOUND TO YOUEver wonder how books covers get repackaged? Get the lowdown on the creative process here!
March 26, 2019
Publishing 101: The Timeline of Making a BookPeople are often confused why publishing a book takes so long. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the process!
March 7, 2019
Swoon Author Melinda Grace: The Journey to Writing an Own Voices Novel"The real journey began when it finally hit me that what I had written was bigger than me."
March 5, 2019
Publishing 101: How to Ace the Comp Title GameEver hear the phrase "comp title" and wonder what people were talking about? Kat B.'s got the explanation for you!
February 27, 2019
Behind the Book Scenes: The Making of the Cover Options for ROGUE PRINCESSEver wonder how an illustrated book cover is created by an artist? Get the lowdown on the whole creative process here!
February 22, 2019
5 Things You Should Do to Turn Your Publishing Internship Into a Full-Time JobHere are five tips for making the best of your internship in the publishing industry!
February 21, 2019
Swoon Author Caitlin Lochner: Ace Rep in YA"It’s so important for kids to be able to see characters like them in the books they read."
February 5, 2019
Publishing 101: The Different Types of EditorsThere are many different kinds of editor involved in the publishing process. Learn more about each one!
January 3, 2019
Swoon Author Caitlin Lochner's Editing Update: Soldiering Through EditsEditing can be terrible, but having the support of a team that believes in you and your work can make it all worth it.
December 27, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: My Book Journey — Nothing But GratitudeThe author of You Won't See Me Coming shares all the little things she's grateful for about her publishing experience.
December 26, 2018
Swoon Author Olivia Hinebaugh's Editing Update: A Fresh StartThe blank page is usually a scary thing, but for Olivia Hinebaugh, it was a useful tool in her editing process.