Questions tagged [publishing]

Publishing is the act of printing and distributing writing in physical or electronic form. It may refer to the commercial publishing industry, small press, self-publishing and on-demand publishing. This tag should be used for any questions regarding the publishing process in any of these forms.

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Is there any standard format for the title page of a manuscript?

I'm finally ready to send my manuscript to the publisher. I'm wondering if there is any standard way to format the title page of the document. I'm including such details as my name, the working title, ...
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What's the correct title for someone doing the layout, additional content, and getting agreements from the writers and artists?

I recently participated in an ekphrastic event where a number of poets wrote poems inspired by paintings from a couple of artists. We've decided to create an anthology based on the paintings and poems ...
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Fan-non fiction market appeal

I found the discussion of flat vs round characters in the answer to this post pretty interesting: Example of a fictional story without any characters (the story being 1000+ words). Borrowing this ...
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What's the paper quality used for the Penguin Books Great Ideas series?

I'm trying to learn more for a self-publishing project, and I really love this series: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/BM5/penguin-great-ideas I'm an amateur so I might not be using the ...
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Where can I get critiques on my Query?

I've written the query for my novel (YA fantasy, ~90k), but I'm having a hard time finding people to critique it. Query Shark is there, but she's REALLY hard to get critiqued by. I tried the subreddit ...
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Are traditional mysteries still popular?

I'm planning to write a genre mystery set in the 1930s, but I'm afraid if there are still any literary agents accepting such kinds of books. Do readers nowadays prefer contemporary mysteries over ...
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How to fashion a blog so as its not the replica of a book?

I am writing a book about increasing productivity at the workplace. I also have a blog that is about a wide range of topics. I have just started writing the book, but to increase the reader base I am ...
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Can you tell if a book on Amazon is print-on-demand?

For context: I have a poetry chapbook which has been published by a small publisher. The book is sold through their website and through Amazon. Unfortunately, my publisher is not very communicative ...