Our New Website

We have a new website! It’s been a long time coming, but here it is! One of the reasons we felt we needed a change is because we’ve just got so much going on. Between publishing our own books (under our imprint of Pinion Press); helping authors to get their own stories out there through … Continued

Publishing Options

In an ever-changing world of technology, there is a lot of confusion about publishing and the best way to go about it. We also have many people come to us disheartened by the publishing experience that they’d had. This 90-minute workshop sets out to demystify the industry and allow you to make informed decisions that … Continued

Some Publishers

Today’s technology is making book production simple and inexpensive. Anybody can publish a book. But does that qualify them to do so? Some of these people begin publishing companies, joining the ranks of self-publishers and partnership publishers out there who claim they’re about helping authors get their books out into the world. But are they? … Continued

The Publishing Process

Have you ever wondered about the work that goes into transforming a manuscript into a book once a publisher accepts it? It’s not as simple as the publisher saying, Hey, that’s great! and then sending it off to be printed. The publisher will put the manuscript through a rigorous process, usually retaining (either on staff, … Continued

Diligence

As writers, most of us want to share our stories with a greater audience. Yes, we write for ourselves. But once the story is completed, we want others to read it and enjoy it. But what are we doing to make that a reality? The process we follow to try get our story out there … Continued

Audience Assemble!

Every piece of writing has an audience. It might be a magazine’s readership, or it might just be for yourself when you vent into your diary or write up a shopping list. Words are communication. And we always choose our words and our messages depending on who is meant to receive that communication. Modern marketing … Continued

Being a Busybird – Chocolate Biscuits Included

For several weeks now I have been interning at Busybird Publishing, a small publishing house run by husband and wife super duo, Blaise van Hecke and Kev Howlett. This place has a big heart and lots of chocolate biscuits. The experience here so far has just been fantastic. I’ve been able to address a lot … Continued