Let me take a brief moment to introduce myself. I’m Emily Mah Tippetts, a science fiction (as Emily Mah) and romance (as E.M. Tippetts) author who used to practice law. I’ve done a lot of legal work for writers and seen a lot of contracts, and have also spent many, many years on my writing career. I’ve been asked by the website powers that be to do a series on The Business Side of Writing, which will cover everything from finding the right publisher to negotiating the best contract, clause by clause. If you have any particular topics you’d like me to cover, drop me an email at emilymtippetts (at) gmail (dot) com.
This first post, however, is by a guest blogger. Please welcome Amy Metz, author of Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction. She’s written a fantastic piece on vetting a new publisher. So without further ado:
Vetting Publishers Online
by Amy Metz
So you’ve written your masterpiece and you’re ready to have it published. You send out queries, and you start collecting rejection letters. You wait. And collect. And wait some more. You finally get a yes. You’re thrilled. Ecstatic! Someone wants to publish your work. This is so cool. Except… Continue reading