This new section in the Comely Bank Publishing website is designed to help new authors think a little about some of the issues surrounding publishing. One thing we've discovered in the couple of years since we started up is that many of them simply don't know how difficult it is for publishers – and therefore the authors who write for them – to make a profit.
This first article (hopefully) sheds a little light on some the basic economics of publishing for entry-level writers. Don't get too depressed – be patient, not downhearted.
I've been asked a couple of times about ISBNs. All authors want their books to have an ISBN – it's the equivalent of a hallmark for books, its statement of authenticity. And they are rather important, actually, so here are a few tips for budding authors (and small publishers, too).
Creating the cover of a book is a little trickier than you might imagine, but not as tricky as some cover designers would have you believe. This little essay is intended to lead you through the minefield, and help you make the right choices.
That Difficult Second Book
Finished book number one and embarking on book number two? Here's why you should definitely write that second book and some ideas to help you get going.
An Easy Way to Improve Your Health!
Writing isn't necessarily the healthiest profession, involving long periods of immobility. But it doesn't have to be that way. Read on to find out more about writing upright.
What price should your self-published book be? Well, luckily for we self-published authors, we get to choose the price and how much of that cover price we get to keep, but there are a number of issues you need to consider before picking your perfect price.
Rewriting - when you've written your book, the next job is rewriting and editing it. Follow our tips for (almost) pain-free rewriting.
Sequels - how to write a sequel
If you've written a first novel, the temptation can be to stay with those same characters and write a sequel - but the sequel path has several potholes you need to watch out for. Read on to find out more...