Extra Payment on LULU


Well, it seems everyone is changing and charging. I'm wondering when it will stop. At this rate, it is going to be too expensive to be an Independent Author. I signed into LULU this afternoon and saw the statement below on a closable flag across my computer screen. Beginning October 1st 2021, a small Fulfilment … Continue reading Extra Payment on LULU

Celebrating Seven Years in Business


Plaisted Publishing is celebrating seven years in business. Established in 2014, we are growing and have most certainly changed over the years. We've introduced an Author Consultant Service to help writers move through the publishing process so they can learn and upload their manuscripts to distribution websites. We also offer tutoring for some distribution websites. … Continue reading Celebrating Seven Years in Business

Know Your Worth – A Conversation about Perceived Value, Posted on Facebook by Amanda Zito.


    KNOW YOUR WORTH   There are so many people who don't understand what your job is.  I've had one client decided all I was doing was putting images in her book and therefore I cost to much...  Never had the nerve to ask me, never spoke to me again, never apologised.  Think about … Continue reading Know Your Worth – A Conversation about Perceived Value, Posted on Facebook by Amanda Zito.

Emails and Files


A short blog post about emails and files!! It seems many people either don't realise, forget or just don't think about files they've attached to emails and sent to contractors, publishers, editors etc., etc. Why do I say this? If you send a file to someone... anyone, then you should still have a copy of … Continue reading Emails and Files

Showcasing Author Clients


It has always been my belief that hard work shouldn’t go to waste. I also believe that if something is not a good fit in one place, there’s always a place for it elsewhere. The following showcase was deemed incorrect for a magazine I submitted to, so I’m sharing it here with you. Greetings to … Continue reading Showcasing Author Clients

Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Understanding Jokes…


A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THANKSGIVING FROM CATHY.   • An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars.  • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Understanding Jokes…