Sunday, November 19, 2017

Controlling the Presses

March 5, 2010 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Publishing, Self publishing

As a young copyeditor working in London in the 1980s, I belonged to the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). Posted on the notice board by my desk was a postcard I had bought at an NUJ event. It showed a middle-aged woman operating an offset printing press. The caption read:
“Freedom of the press belongs to [...]

A Glossary of Self-Publishing Terms

February 19, 2010 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Self publishing

Before you dive into self-publishing, it helps to have a few definitions clear.
Traditional publisher: When we talk about a “tradi­tional publisher” or a “publishing company,” we’re referring to a company that issues literary works for sale to the public but, most significantly, we mean that this company assumes the business risk of issuing those works. [...]

Pitching Our Stories: Notes from a writers’ conference

August 10, 2009 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Publishing, Self publishing

This summer, I attended the annual Writers’ League of Texas Agents Conference—a weekend of intense listening, learning, getting to know some warm-hearted and talented Texan writers, meeting agents, and pitching stories. Three key points rose to the top in the ocean of information that was the conference.
The state of the publishing industry
In two words: upheaval [...]