Behind the Scenes: Evolved Publishing

"UP Authors turns the spotlight on Evolved Publishing, an emerging alternative for authors!" Publishing Spotlight: Evolved Publishing It can be difficult, if not impossible, to find the right publisher. I want to introduce to you one of the up and coming small press publishers in the country. Let’s meet the management team at Evolved Publishing: Lane Diamond – Co-Founder, Managing Publisher/Editor, Author D.T. Conklin – Co-Founder, IT … [Read more...]

Marketing Past Gatekeepers

If you think about it, there is only one thing stopping you from selling to readers…GATEKEEPERS! They are everywhere. Want to market/sell books in schools? You need to get by the gatekeepers made up of the school board, principals, and teachers. Want to market/sell your books in stores? You need to get by the product purchasing gatekeepers. Want to market/sell your books in libraries? You need to get by the gatekeeper manager. Want to … [Read more...]

Take it like an Author

In 1995, I showed a publishing lawyer out of New York my first novel. He had a condo just a stones throw away from Stephen King's Florida home. Also, he helped Stephen King in the early years. This was the kind of person that could make an authors career! However, the publishing lawyer handed my manuscript back and said, "Keep trying." That was it. His words of wisdom were to, "Keep trying." I just said thank you and went on my … [Read more...]

11 Tips for Building an Author Career

Let’s get right to it. Here are eleven tips that every author should use to build a career: Be Visible There was a time when authors had to attend writing conferences, do lectures, and put up a table at state fairs to be noticed. You can still do all of those things, but social media has changed how you can be visible to others. If you used correctly, you can build fans, along with a network of contacts. (HINT: It’s all about whether your … [Read more...]

New Kind of Publisher for Young Readers

Welcome to UP-Teen Publishing! We are different from any other publisher in the world and more advanced in several areas. I think if you meet some of our staff, you will see why UP-Teen Publishing is so unique.  Submissions Manager: Jessica Filman, Junior at Millington High School.  Submission Review Team: Children’s Books  Devin (3rd Grade) Rashel (3rd Grade) Jesscia (4th Grade) Dylan, Group Leader (5th Grade)  Submission … [Read more...]