Writing Contest: Ink Smith Publishing Launches First Annual Book Awards

Writing Contest: Ink Smith Publishing Launches First Annual Book Awards

Ink Smith Publishing is seeking entries for its first annual contest—the 2015 ISP Book Publishing Awards—for unpublished science fiction, horror, and fantasy manuscripts written in English. The publisher will pick a first-, second-, and third-place winners for each of the three genres and give away a total of $4,000 worth of prizes, which include a three-year publishing contract and a full marketing campaign and book tour.

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The World’s 10 Biggest Publishers

The World’s 10 Biggest Publishers

To paraphrase a famous Mark Twain quote, the reports of the publishing industry’s death are greatly exaggerated. Despite its ups and downs in recent years, the industry’s 10 biggest companies raked in over $40 billion last year.

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Publishing Breakthrough: What it Feels Like to be Finally Accepted by a Publisher

Publishing Breakthrough: What it Feels Like to be Finally Accepted by a Publisher

It was a Thursday like any other—eight hours in the office, dinner with the family at home, and a treadmill workout, while I watched Brad Pitt’s “Killing Them Softly” on DVD. The movie was abysmal, but Brad looked good, and I burned some calories. What happened next, however, was what made April 10, 2014, one of the best days of my life.

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