Dear Local Paper: An Open Letter

The polarizing political year has brought several problematic aspects of the media to the forefront. Several newspapers have lost notable readerships, just because of a newspaper’s petty bias . In truth, the future doesn’t look good for many periodicals. This doesn’t have to be. The great Decline of Newspapers is indeed an actual issue, and has been …

Agent Fees and Standard Practices

Literary agents work much like attorneys. It is that simple. Instead of legal representation, they provide literary representation. They approach editors much like the way an attorney would approach a judge. With careful persuasion, they encourage the publisher to accept your work. This is a mutual interest and effort, for like many lawyers, agents don’t …

All About Copyrights

All About Copyrights

Note: This discussion only applies to authors seeking traditional publishers. Many authors have a backwards concept of copyrighting their manuscript. As soon as they complete a final draft, many start looking into copyrights, even before they locate a publisher. This can obliterate you chances for publication at all. Many authors don’t realize the finality of …