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Who are the big 5 publishers?

The ‘Big Five’ is a term used to refer to the biggest publishers in the USA. These are: Penguin Random House Hachette Book Group Harper …

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What is an ‘OC’ in the world of writing & literature?

OC refers to ‘Own Character.’ Many writers of fan fiction will insert their own characters into stories based on the original books. OCs can serve …

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about Writing Fiction

What is fan fiction?

Fan fiction is a genre of writing that is based on characters or settings from an existing work, typically created by fans of that work. …

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about Other Writers

How did J.K. Rowling publish her first book?

Millions of people alive today have read at least one Harry Potter book, or watched one of the movies. If you haven’t, then the chances …

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about Book Marketing General

When should I start promoting my novel?

At what point should a writer start promoting their novel? Our advice is, the sooner the better. The longer the runway you create for your …

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about Self-Publishing

How many books are there on Amazon?

English teacher and author, Derek Haines, has kept track of the number of books on Amazon for many years. He writes that it used to …

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How do I find a literary agent?

1. Use Publishers Marketplace Publishers Marketplace is one of the most authoritative websites in the world of publishing news and updates. The site has archives on …

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about Poetry

What is The Sealey Challenge?

Every year, in August, #TheSealeyChallenge calls on poets and poetry lovers to read a collection of poetry every day. It started in 2017, when poet …

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about Legal Issues

I’m a writer on a low income, where can I get free legal services in Massachusetts?

The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts (VLA) offers pro bono legal services, advice, and educational programming to artists and cultural organizations based in the state. …

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What is an ‘OC’ in the world of writing & literature?

OC refers to ‘Own Character.’ Many writers of fan fiction will insert their own characters into stories based on the original books. OCs can serve …

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