Burning Questions About Book Publishing: How is a book cover created?

By Ruta Rimas The cover of a book is by far its most valuable marketing tool, and many ideas (and opinions) factor into the final design. Publishers want unique, eye-catching book covers. Ask yourself what makes you pick up a book, and that is the very question publishers ponder at every stage of the design … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: How is a book cover created?

Burning Questions About Book Publishing: From start to finish, how does a book end up on a bookstore shelf?

By Ruta Rimas As a publishing professional, I’m often asked about the process of book-making, how a Word document is transformed into a beautiful, typeset, bound, physical object that one can purchase. The answer seems obvious —  write, send off the files to the printer et voilà! Book! — but many are surprised by how … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: From start to finish, how does a book end up on a bookstore shelf?

Burning Questions About Book Publishing: What are editors thinking about when they want to buy a manuscript?

By Ruta Rimas Thank you to those of you who submitted questions about book publishing. My two previous posts address the most common question – agents and what they do! (Post 1 here, Post 2 here) The next question I was asked delves into the business of book publishing: What are editors thinking about when … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: What are editors thinking about when they want to buy a manuscript?

Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part Two

by Ruta Rimas Thank you to those who submitted questions for me to answer about book publishing at the Get Lit Salon on May 20th. There was one common theme  – agents! In this post, I will tackle PART TWO of the agent-related questions. You can check out PART ONE here. PART TWO: How do … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part Two

Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part One

By Ruta Rimas Thank you to those who submitted questions for me to answer about book publishing at the Get Lit Salon on May 20th. There was one common theme – agents! At my day job, I regularly work with literary agents, so I’m excited to offer insight into the work that these publishing professionals … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part One