What Australian publishers want

What Australian publishers want

I’ve just returned from a too-brief trip to Sydney where, in addition to catching up with family, a couple of old friends and a few clients, I enjoyed a number of meetings with publishers from the major trade publishing houses based there.* Would you like to...

Word count for memoirs

Aspiring authors often ask me about “average” word lengths for their manuscripts. While there’s no secret formula if you want to get a book published, general ranges for certain genres do apply. I found this post, which usefully summarizes word...