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Choosing a publishing path: Traditional vs. Indie #amwriting

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

The publishing industry is in a state of flux, as is the rest of the world.

According to the December 2020 Statshot of participating publishers, the Association of American Publishers, published February 25, 2021, total revenues across all categories for December 2020 were down 8.5% compared to December 2019, coming in at $1.1 billion.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of December, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were up 14.2%, coming in at $312.5 million; Paperbacks were up 2.4%, with $248.1 million in revenue; Mass Market was down 1.6% to $25.9 million; and Board Books were up 6.2%, with $16.7 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were up 18.4% for the month as compared to December of 2019 for a total of $89.7 million.  The Downloaded Audio format jumped 30.0% for December, coming in at $66.0 million in revenue. Physical Audio declined 6.7%…

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How to Become a Better Writer: 20 Hacks and Tips – by Reedsy…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


  • 1. Actually write
  • 2. Watch out for repetition (and annihilate it)
  • 3. Weed out clichés
  • 4. Aim for clean, filler-free prose
  • 5. Read: the literary equivalent of osmosis
  • 6. Read again, with a pencil in hand
  • 7. Choose personal over formulaic
  • 8. Experiment to keep your style fresh
  • 9. Sharpen your opening and ending
  • 10. Never forget the big picture
  • 11. Edit your writing, solo or with a professional
  • 12. Clarify and condense your meaning
  • 13. Consider your reader
  • 14. Study story structure and literary devices
  • 15. Sign up for a writing class or course
  • 16. Open yourself up to feedback
  • 17. Make friends with other writers
  • 18. Be persistent and consistent
  • 19. Stay humble
  • 20. Embrace failure and rejection

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