Publishing


A 56-Day Marathon: The Story Behind The Shiro Project

A 56-Day Marathon: The Story Behind The Shiro Project French author David Khara, a former journalist, top-level sportsman, and entrepreneur, is a full-time writer. Khara wrote his first novel—a vampire thriller—in 2010, before starting his Consortium thriller series, which offers a roller-coaster ride that dips into the history of World […]

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How easy are you to find?

4 reasons to make your author email public 2

How easy are you to find? This last week, I have been contacting the authors we’ve interviewed or reviewed on this website over the last 18 months. You’d think that would be a relatively straight forward task, but there are times I’ve felt like I’m channeling Sherlock Holmes as I’ve […]


Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak | Writers In The Storm Blog

Ready to send your book out and contact agents? The last thing you want to do is to rush that submission out the door and hurt your book’s chances.   When submitting your all-important query to agents or editors, it’s not just a question of what to write in the […]

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To translate or not to translate is the question

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Crossing The Language Barrier – Is It Worth Translating Your Books To Gain A Bigger Audience 2

Crossing The Language Barrier – Is It Worth Translating Your Books To Gain A Bigger Audience I enjoy reading books by authors whose first language is not English. Just like foreign movies, they have a different voice, a different way of telling the story. I love the writing of Peruvian […]


Want to feature on The Writers’ Shack? 6

Are you interested in becoming a guest blogger or regular contributor for The Writers’ Shack?   While The Writers’ Shack is the umbrella name under which our entire site operates, it is actually the blog arm dedicated to posts about writing and the writers’ life.   Our audience includes authors, […]

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Digital didn’t kill the paperback book 1

Digital didn’t kill the paperback book   Ever since ebooks took off, people have been predicting print books were a thing of the past; that the sky would fall on traditional publishing; that only the old die hards would continue to buy paper books.   You know, like video killed […]


Sponsors needed for upcoming Launch Party

Sponsors needed   We’ve spent the last month migrating our website and blogs from Weebly to WordPress. Now we’re going to be spending the next few months searching for the very best sponsors to come on board for our launch party. While we initially planned the launch party to commence […]

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Weldon Burge

How to get published with Smart Rhino Publications

How to get published with Smart Rhino Publications   Riley Banks speaks with Weldon Burge, Founder/Executive Editor of Smart Rhino Publications on how aspiring horror authors can break into the genre.   How long have you worked in publishing and how did you come to choose it as a career?  I’ve […]


Get published with Fire and Ice YA 3

Riley Banks speaks to Denise Meinstad, acquiring editor at Fire and Ice YA, the young adult imprint of Melange Books. Denise is also a published author of contemporary inspirational romance and sweet romantic comedy. For more information about her books, check out her website – http://www.deniseannettedevine.com    Denise talks to […]

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Elizabeth Coldwell

How to get published with Xcite Books 1

Riley Banks talks to Elizabeth Coldwell, Editor-in-Chief at Xcite Books, about her love of football and how authors can get published.   Elizabeth has also been writing erotic fiction for over twenty years and has a number of titles under her garters.   She writes across a broad spectrum of genres, from m/m space […]