We would like to take a moment to announce that the wonderful and celebrated Pagan Children Learning Series books will soon be released from the Pie Plate catalog. We anticipate that they will no longer be available on Amazon.com or other retailers within the next few days. We anticipate that these beautiful books will be available soon from another publisher and wish Rowan Moss and T.S. Lamb the very best on future books in the series. Read More
G is for Goodreads!
Here at Pie Plate Publishing we’re big fans of the website Goodreads, from the perspective of readers, writers, and as a publisher. When we share status updates about Goodreads on our social media pages, sometimes we get replies like “What’s Goodreads”? or “Oh no, another social media page to learn?” Whether you are a voracious reader or a new author, Goodreads is a great resource to share what you like to read and to discover what you’ll like to read next. Read More
What does it mean to be an author, and why is it important to many writers out there today to be one?
The definition of an author depends on whom you ask.
A literary composer.
Someone who creates.
But to many, these simple definitions have changed. An author is now defined by the delivery method of his or her work to the market, by the distinction between “published author” and “self-published author”.
Pie Plate Publishing is a traditional publisher, i.e. Read More
Pie Plate Publishing is an independent book publisher that incurs the full costs of the works we publish. We often have to preface any discussions about our business with this statement, because it’s unusual for a publisher to go to such lengths to develop relationships with authors and to advertise for new talent – we’re commonly mistaken for a self-publisher or vanity publisher. What you may not know is that we have another side to our business – ghostwriting services. Read More
If you’re a new author and have explored the Pie Plate Publishing website for advice on submissions, you’ve seen some of our tips on how to write a query letter. For fun, this week we’re devoting our Slice topic to a few things you probably shouldn’t say in a query. These apply to queries to editors, agents, and publishers. New authors – beware. Here’s not what to say!
I self-published a book, but I’m tired of trying to sell it myself. Read More
Thank Goodness I’m Finally Published Avenue
There comes a time when every new author finds himself in a very lonely place. It’s located somewhere between Thank Goodness I’m Finally Published Avenue and What Now Street. It begins to reveal itself when he notices his pool of family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances is beginning drying up, exhausted by his continued efforts to sell them his book. Read More
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Today’s generation, and let’s face it, even Gen X and older, have fallen victim to the abbreviation of our language. All language evolves, but is ours devolving? I don’t even have to look to Twitter or Facebook to see this in action – all I have to do is read a query from a new author. “Thanks for your interest. Hope to hear from you soon. Read More
Authors are often asked how they come up with their ideas. It’s not the same for everyone, but here are a few suggestions for brainstorming that might help you get over the “getting started” hump and on to your next big project. (This article piggybacks our previous blog: T is for Tips & Tricks: Launching a Fiction Writing Project. October, 2012.)
1. Take notes. Things in every day life can affect us powerfully. Read More
PiePlatePublishing – O is for Overpricing
Surprise! This week’s blog is a video blog! Please click the link above to redirect to YouTube. A few notes:
Please ignore my cat crying in the background, amateur photography, and my hat hair at the end of the video!
Yes, I know I am off camera for most of the video – this is intended. I wanted the focus to be on the demonstration, not me.
Also, there was one moment at the end where I misspoke. Read More
Do you love to read? Do you love to go to the movies? Are you the type who can always think of a better ending or a more interesting plot twist? Maybe you have always wanted to write your own book or screenplay, but one thing is stopping you – you.
The task of beginning a new writing project can seem daunting to a newbie, particularly when you are filled with ideas and unsure how to translate them to paper. Read More