By Carly Bornstein-Hayward

It's that time of year where everyone in the book publishing industry gets together and discusses books. What could be better? NOTHING (excuse the caps lock, I get really into capitalization when I'm excited).

If you are an author and have thought about getting out the...

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By Carly Bornstein-Hayward

IT'S TIME FOR PITCH TO PUBLICATION 2016 Y'ALL! Okay, I'll stop with the all-caps; I know it is obnoxious (as was the 'y'all' since I'm from Connecticut). I just get very excited about this event.

Last year was really fabulous. I was overwhelmed by the inspired writing...

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By Carly Bornstein-Hayward

Pitch to Publication begins soon!

Pitch to Publication is an event going on this summer where authors get help from freelance editors, marketing gurus, and agents in order to get their manuscript published. (Hint: I am one of those freelance editors)

Here is my EXTRE...

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By Carly Bornstein-Hayward

Should we judge a book by its cover? Might as well, it is too hard not to!

I find when scanning for a new or interesting book that what draws me in is the title. If the title sounds interesting or if it sounds like the type of book I enjoy I will look more closely (you...

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By Carly Bornstein-Hayward

Everyone knows this fairytale story: Author self-publishes, Author becomes a bestseller, Author gets big contract with Big 5 Publisher, Author is super happy, lots of success. Sounds lovely right? Sounds too good to be true? But as the publishing industry evolves this...

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By Carly Bornstein-Hayward

Since writing is such a personal act, editing becomes personal. When hiring a developmental/content editor, you need to make sure you find the right one for you. It can be difficult to navigate the sea of editors available online, so here are a few tips to help.

The f...

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By Carly Bornstein-Hayward

The future has enough room for both self-publishing and traditional publishing (plus hybrid publishing!). But self-publishing needs to refine itself in order to have staying power.

Right now Publishers are the arbiters of good literature/books. It is still, and always...

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