News, Perspectives, and Insights on Writing and Publishing

From the Staff of The Editorial Department

January 4, 2015

Hook, Line, and Sinkers: Writing the Great Pitch

Over the next couple of weeks thousands of writers will be polishing their Works in Progress and getting ready to submit to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Are you one of them? If so, don’t overlook the importance of the 300-word pitch. This is what judges will read […]
August 15, 2014

Biggest Stories in Independent Publishing

The past year has been exhilarating for writers, readers, and independent publishers. On a tidal wave of new e-reader technology and the increasing popularity of Kindles and iPads, the publishing industry—once a staid, tradition-bound sector—is now experiencing the kind of upheaval we’re used to hearing about in music, […]
July 21, 2014
For today’s authors, the publishing industry seems a strange and brave new world of networking and negotiating the tidal ebb and flow of the internet. With more books reaching the market than ever before, authors are having to take responsibility for marketing their own work regardless of the […]
July 16, 2014

TED Client Strikes a Deal
St. Martin’s Press will Publish Raven’s Blood

At The Editorial Department we are ecstatic anytime we have good news to share in regard to client success, and this week we are pleased to announce that author Marissa Campbell has struck a deal with St. Martin’s Press to publish her novel,Raven’s Blood, through her agent, Margaret […]
June 18, 2014
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The Art of the Short Story
Alive and Well with Taylor Brown's Latest Collection

Author and TED client Taylor Brown’s latest collection of short stories, In the Season of Blood & Gold, is a bit of a rarity in an era when short fiction has somewhat fallen out of favor. And like the book itself the stories have their share of anachronism […]
June 16, 2014

Critical Steps in a Smart Approach to Self-Publication
Exactly who is the "self" in this newfangled self-publication?

 (with Jane Ryder and Morgana Gallaway) I am a DIY kinda guy, and to quote Lennon/McCartney, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” The “do it yourself” kind of projects I’m speaking of are primarily Jeeps, roofs, landscaping, rainwater harvesting and backyard chickens. Being the creative […]