Category Archives: nonfiction

Building a PTP Book Division Brand

Brand building: The PTP Book Division of the Path to Publication Group, Inc. is rolling out its offerings: a) Adult fiction suitable for New Adult and adult family reading, b) Nonfiction for adults in the behavioral, aquatic and terrestrial sciences, … Continue reading

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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 We do not publish pornography or other … Continue reading

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Writing Nonfiction

Eight preparatory steps necessary to successfully write a nonfiction book. Choose your topic. The first thing you want to do as you prepare to write a nonfiction book is choose a topic for your project carefully. This may seem like … Continue reading

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Did you ever hear of a portmanteau?

A portmanteau (pɔːrtˈmæntoʊ/, /ˌpɔːrtmænˈtoʊ/; plural portmanteaus or portmanteaux /–ˈtoʊz/) or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words, in which parts of multiple words, or their phones (sounds), and their meanings are combined into a new word. A portmanteau word … Continue reading

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Writing Science for the Public

1-It is about the people. Let’s say that your topic is Chlamydia. I know and you know that you can write something perfectly interesting about Chlamydia without mentioning people, but the truth is the article will be more interesting if … 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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Writing Creative Nonfiction

(Back by Popular Demand) Here are six simple guidelines to follow when writing creative nonfiction:   1. Get your facts straight. If readers, publishers, and the media find out you’ve taken liberty with the truth of what happened, you and … Continue reading

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