Category Archives: Publishing

Featured Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group is one of the ‘big five’ in the publishing world. It first made its appearance in 1837, as Little, Brown and Company, and has been living up to its mission – to publish great books well – ever since. It’s been bought and sold several times, and currently belongs to Lagardère Publishing, […]

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Is Crowdfunded Publishing the Way to Go?

Modern writers live in interesting times – and we don’t mean that in the Chinese curse kind of way. The internet is turning the publishing industry on its head, giving writers more choice and more control over their careers. For example, writers can now publish and market their books electronically, completely bypassing publishing houses if […]

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News, Events and Anticipated New Releases

Sales Big news in South Africa’s book world is the sale of major book chain Exclusive Books and national text book provider Van Schaik Bookstores. According to Business Report, the two chains now largely belong to a consortium that is led by Medu Capital. The consortium bought out Times Media Group to the tune of […]

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Featured Publisher: Harlequin

Harlequin is probably the most well-known and successful romance publisher in the world. And by romance we mean everything from teen romance to right sexy romps. Harlequin’s story started in May 1949, when it opened doors as a reprinting company, reprinting books from authors who had very little to do with romance, such as James […]

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What’s New in the Book World?

The big news is the announcement of the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. This year’s shortlist has generated more excitement than usual, due its diversity. For starters, all of the authors are of different nationalities, which is a first. Four of the nominees are women, demonstrating the growing respect for women’s contribution to literature. […]

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Featured Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Certainly not the Robert Rosenwald, Barbara Peters and Susan Malling family. Together, the father, mother, and daughter team created Poisoned Pen Press, which is dedicated to mystery novels of all kinds. Over the years, Rosenwald, Peters, and Jessica Tribble (who joined the team as a publisher) have earned a […]

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A Self-Publishers Guide to a Decent Book Cover

Self-publishing is not an easy task and requires a lot of time and patience. Anyone who decides to self-publish a book deserves a round of applause. The amount of work that goes into writing the book, working on the cover art, the publishing, distribution and marketing is enormous. How many of you have actually bought […]

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How to Submit Work to a Literary Magazine

There are thousands of literary magazines out there. The topics covered differ, from ones that only publish creative works to magazines that publish review articles, interviews, and other non-fiction works. There are numerous reasons why you should start submitting your work to these publications. Apart from being good exposure, building you a readership, and adding […]

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How to Open Your Own Publishing House

Do you want to start a publishing house but aren’t too sure how to go about it? Don’t worry, because starting a publishing house may not be as difficult as you think, especially now, with technology working to our advantage. With the internet always ready to lend a helping hand, your dream of starting a […]

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How to Start a Non-Profit Literary Magazine

Starting a nonprofit literary magazine may be a daunting task, but it has its rewards. If you’re a writer, or are at least passionate about writing, then you might have a shared understanding of what readers are looking for. A magazine could be a great way for you to discover writers new to the game, […]

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