Category Archives: fiction

Volunteers Needed…

We are in need of volunteer reader/editors for the PTP Book Division. Be the first to read and evaluate new submissions of our fiction and nonfiction departments (you choose which you’d rather read). We do not publish pornography or other … Continue reading

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Now Available…

Ezra’s Story; Saving Canis lupus Raymond Greiner List Price: $11.95 5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm) Black & White on White paper 130 pages ISBN-13: 978-1548658595 (CreateSpace-Assigned) ISBN-10: 1548658596 BISAC: Fiction / Action & Adventure The historical development of … Continue reading

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Why My Manuscript Was Rejected

Here are some of the common reasons the editor didn’t make it through the first chapter: 1. Generic beginnings: Stories that opened with the date or the weather didn’t really inspire interest. According to Harmsworth, you are only allowed to … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Brainstorming the Perfect Title

In K.M. Welland’s blog, she writes: Research titles in your genre. Zoom by Amazon and take a look at your genre’s bestseller list. What do the top twenty titles have in common? Write down the ones that particularly pop out … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Rejected Before Publishers Even Read a Word

People who work in book publishing always have a ridiculous amount of reading to get through. I once worked on what is pejoratively termed the “slush pile” in the HarperCollins fiction department, where I would often be the first reader. … Continue reading

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Your Query Letter

Basic red flags that all publishers despise… 1. Formality—you’d be surprised to hear that simply how the query looks hugely affects the reader’s opinion of whether or not the project is worthy. Besides just basic letter formatting, even in e-mail … Continue reading

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Tella’s Gift – a new title

List Price: $9.95 5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm) Black & White on White paper 90 pages ISBN-13: 978-1523344796 ISBN-10: 1523344792 BISAC: Fiction / Contemporary Women Humanity’s timeline reveals infinite cycles ushering a dubious future. Present day social contraction … Continue reading

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