See this advice I have found to be true the pic of the writer in her nineties made me laugh, not at her, but I had a vision of it being me, published for 1st time then!
Today’s world is controlled by economists and accountants.
So unfortunately, the reality is that a great deal of modern book publishing is more about making money than making a difference.
It doesn’t matter how lyrical your lines or how moving your monologues, the publisher’s decision about whether to publish your book will be based on how much money they think it will make.
Fortunately, these days there are other options open to storytellers and creators who want their work to be read by others.
There are smaller presses and there’s the opportunity to independently/self-publish your work. (Although as I warned in last week’s post there are pitfalls to avoid here as well.)
Last weekend I went to a fabulous Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) workshop run by the very talented and inspiring Simmone Howell.
During the breaks I had a number of discussions with other authors about…
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