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Take That, COVID-19: Publishing During a Pandemic

Congratulations, you just published your book. Now what? Publishing under COVID-19 restrictions might seem like the worst time ever to release your book to the world. But in fact, COVID-19 could actually work in your favor. Turn your energy into sweat equity marketing. Opportunity To Grab Attention All books are pretty much on equal footing […]

Five Ways To Make Difficult Times Count

The whole world has been turned on its head by the COVID-19 pandemic and we hope everyone stays healthy and safe.  While entire countries are shut down or have severely restricted activities, it is only natural to worry about the unknown and what we can’t control. As one day blurs into the next, stuck at […]

CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUITY BY ICE HOCKEY GOLD MEDALISTS JOCELYNE AND MONIQUE LAMOUREUX CHRONICLED IN NEW BOOK

NEW YORK, NY—Radius Book Group announced plans to publish Dare to Make History, by 2018 Olympic gold medalists in women’s ice hockey, Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson.  Slated for publication in February 2021, the book shares the authors’ journey to the pinnacle of their sport, all while battling for more equitable treatment as compared to […]

Getting into Bookstores

When you publish a book, you want to see it in bookstores. All the while you were writing, editing, designing, typesetting, producing, and printing the book, the anticipation of actually seeing and picking up a copy in a bookstore motivated you. Your book is your baby and as a proud parent, it would be disappointing […]

Plagiarism and Permissions

NOTE: This article intends to describe plagiarism and discuss the issues faced by authors and publishers with respect to permissions. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS SUCH. FOR LEGAL ADVICE SEEK THE COUNSEL OF A REPUTABLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE BAR IN THE STATE WHERE THE […]

The God Factor in Publishing

Religious books are alive and well. In the United States, sales of religious nonfiction titles grew 5.8% in 2018, totaling almost 44 million units. And that is only retail sales reported through industry sources. With a background in religious publishing, I closely watch trends and developments in this space. An author asked me about the […]

The Five-and-a-Half Rules of Market Research

Before you can publish your book, you will need to figure out where it belongs in the book universe. Unless you are inventing an entirely new class of books, yours will fall within an existing category. Booksellers, marketing teams, publicists, and, most of all, customers, all want to know how your book compares to others […]

Who Should Edit Your Manuscript?

Every Manuscript Needs To Be Edited Authors are not the best editors of their own writing. I can’t think of a single manuscript that could have been published without someone other than the author editing it. Rarely—only three in my 30+ years as an editor—does an author deliver a manuscript in such great shape that […]

Why is Cover Design So Important?

Yes, Customers Judge A Book By Its Cover If you think customers don’t judge a book by its cover, think again. Just go to a bricks and mortar store and meander around watching people browse the bookshelves. These customers are judging the books they are seeing without reading a single word on the inside of […]

Do Authors Still Need Publishers?

The Question Countless publishers of different stripes around the world diligently strive to make it in this tough industry. The publishing landscape is ever-changing. Some stalwarts are closing their doors for good after a long run, while brash newcomers are just setting up shop. Mergers and acquisitions contract the market, while new technologies expand possibilities. […]

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