Columns for Dispatches on a variety of topics. A column can also be categorized as On Writing or On Publishing if appropriate.

Publishing 101: What Goes into the Pricing of a Book

Working with Publishers

It’s come to my attention that some members have some misconceptions about the publishing industry and the roles of publishers, editors, agents, publicists, etc. Publishing is a business and as such it is geared to make money, ideally for all concerned. But it does have its quirks and can be frustrating and infuriating at times.


Gerald "Jerry" Wright

Thanks to MWSA, I’ve “met” many terrific people…most of whom are authors. According to an author is defined as: a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; the composer of a literary work, as distinguished from a compiler, translator, editor, or copyist. I see myself as the “editor,” be that as it may, a “copy editor" for those of you who like to make that distinction.