2016 Year In Review: Top Five Reasons Your Story Was Rejected

As we review 2016 here at Bards and Sages Publishing, I thought it might be of interest to our fellow writers if we share some of the most common problems we see. But first, some random trivia! Average score for Continue reading 2016 Year In Review: Top Five Reasons Your Story Was Rejected

Before You Enter a Book Contest…

I recently completed my second year judging for the Ben Franklin Awards. I enjoy volunteering as a judge because it gives me an opportunity to get a broader view of what is happening in the publishing community, particularly with indie/small press books. I wanted to share a few thoughts about entering contests in general based on my experiences as a judge, as I think they may be useful for authors who are may want to enter contests in the future. Continue reading Before You Enter a Book Contest…

Authors Behaving Badly: Kailin Gow

You have to at least admire the sheer hubris of an author who simultaneously spends $500 on a Kirkus review and then claims that they asked Kirkus not to publish it for “Branding Reasons.” Continue reading Authors Behaving Badly: Kailin Gow