5 Tasks Which Every Author Should Outsource

outsource-1345109_640“5 Tasks Which Every Author Should Outsource” by Georgina Roy | 18th May, 2016 | e-Books India.

“When it comes to publishing a novel, there are two ways you can attempt it – the traditional way of publishing a novel and self-publishing. Both ways have something in common, and that is the dedication of the author on the marketing and promotion of the book. These days, your obligations, or tasks, haven’t ended simply because you wrote the book and edited it until it was a perfectly polished manuscript. No, today, you need to put yourself out there as a professional author as much as possible, especially if you want to launch a successful novel. There are quite a few benefits from outsourcing certain kind of tasks to other professionals – not only for a book launch, but for your writing career in general, and below, we have shown such tasks.

  1. Accounting and taxes-related tasks
  2. Book cover design
  3. Establishing and maintaining your website
  4. Marketing and PR tasks
  5. Editing and proofreading.”

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Things no one tells you about being a literary publisher

“Things no one tells you about being a literary publisher” | Pippa Mason | 15th March, 2016 | Daily Life

“To be a literary agent you have to have an eye for good writing – an eye that is honed through years of practice. At Curtis Brown we get between eight and 10 submissions daily. It’s a lot and we take on less than 1 per cent of them.

I have to admit, the majority are pretty bad. What strikes me is that if anyone were applying for a job they would do it in a professional manner, whereas some people submit manuscripts in a very offhand way.

They don’t tend to do any research on who we represent and why we might like a certain book. They even write “Dear Sir” when there are no men in our office. People are often very under-prepared and that is a cardinal sin.”

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7 Things to Do Before You Get Published 

“7 Things to do Before You Get Published” by Madeline Martin. 26 August, 2015. Writer’s Digest.

“After getting published, I realized there are some really important things to do before toy actually start the publishing process. Once you’re there, it’s a crazy world of marketing, promo, edits, deadlines, and a lot of regrets about what should have been done beforehand. Learn from some of my mistakes with these top seven things to do before you get published.”

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