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Can You Traditionally Publish after Self-Publishing?

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on October 30, 2019 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Although the majority of my author clients choose to self-publish their book, there are still a fair amount of authors who want to keep their options open. These are the authors who still aren't 100% certain whether they want to pursue traditional publishing or self-publishing. Can you traditionally publish your book after self-publishing it? The short answer: In most cases,

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Publishing Traditionally? Why You Still Need Editing

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on September 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Between self-publishing, independent publishing, and traditional publishing, there are a number of ways to get your book published. The majority of clients I cater to are self-publishing authors, but I still work with a fair number of authors whose dream it is to be traditionally published. ...

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Add-On Services

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on February 7, 2019 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)



Blurb Writing

The blurb, also known as the “back cover description” of a book, is essentially a sales pitch to the potential reader. When picking up a book for the first time, people read this description to understand more of what the book is about. This important summary should have the correct amount of information and intrigue to get the reader to purchase the book. An effective back cover description gi...

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A Warning to New Authors with a BIG Manuscript

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on November 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I frequently work with first-time authors, most of whom choose to self-publish their book on Amazon Kindle. Still, a good chunk of my clients opt for traditional publishing—which means they’ll first send out query letters to agents, and once they find an agent who will represent their manuscript, that agent will then pitch their manuscript to traditional publishing houses.

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Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing: Which Pays Better?

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on November 17, 2017 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Earlier this year, I wrote a blog on the differences between self-publishing, independent publishing, and traditional publishing—and which one is best for youLet’s continue the conversation. When it comes to different types of publishing, what p...

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Self-Publishing, Independent Publishing, and Traditional Publishing: Which is Best?

Posted by Kristen Hamilton on June 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ever since Amazon released Kindle Direct Publishing in 2007, the book publishing landscape has drastically changed. Now a decade later, authors have more power in their hands than ever, with self-published and independent authors earning approximately 40% of the market share. Where once the Big Five traditional publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon and Schuster) once controlled most of the market, now these traditional...
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