Call me old school. I started writing on typewriters. And that meant Courier was the font. (Actually I liked Elite a bit more, but I digress.) You typed your pages in Courier, and you typed them double spaced. If you search online for manuscript formatting today, you find recommendations — and they are quite particular—for the same thing: Courier double-spaced. Today at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, though, four working editors in traditional publishing said they pretty much hate Courier....
You’ve finally done it—you’ve completed your novel! Now what? The pros and cons of independent and traditional publishing options
What is a “book” anyway?
The channels of distribution are changing, and the old business models are being disrupted.
There are so many “experts”!
First impressions linger.
When it comes to Amazon, the indie books world seems to be divided into two camps: People who hate Amazon because it’s undermining independent bookstores, challenging established publishers’ long-held practices, and rapidly dominating the books marketplace in the US (and elsewhere). People who love Amazon because it is opening the books world to new voices and makes independent publishing easy and affordable. We find ourselves torn over this dichotomy, because it’s so unfair....