Trying to Get Your Book Traditionally Published? Five Things You Should Know about Editorial Boards

By Olivia La Bianca/ Editorial board meetings, where editors pitch possible authors or books to the heads of the department, can be both inspiring and heartbreaking to witness. Editors come

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The Map of Your Manuscript’s Quest

By Olivia La Bianca/ I worked in a major publishing house as an editorial intern earlier this year. In that time, I watched innumerable manuscripts being passed from desk

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How to approach the publishing industry: Advice from the trenches

By Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar/ For nearly three years I’ve been working at a publishing company in the Middle East (www.bqfp.com.qa). Prior to this I was an academic who published scholarly articles,

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Why publishers reject manuscripts and what you need to do to get noticed

By Richard White/ So you’ve finally wrapped up the novel you have spent countless hours labouring over. You have edited and proofread and edited and proofread again, confident that

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Self-help editing for self-publishers

By Allan Douglas/ One of the things that the self-publishing movement has done is to make the literary world communal.  No longer do a select few people working in the

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