Authors

The Golden Rules for a Good Plot

Everyone wants to know the secret behind amazing novels. Scribendi.com's editors offer five helpful plot rules that will ensure your novel has a good plot, one that will grab and keep your reader's attention. Continued...


Writing Short Stories: Show 'em Your Shorts

We love short stories. At Scribendi.com, we admire the authors who produce these mini manuscripts, what with their complete plots and well-developed characters. Continued...


Plot Structures for Books in a Series

When writing a book series, it is important to keep plot structures in mind; each book must have its own plot, a plot which is concluded within its own pages. Continued...


Ebook Publishing

Ebook publishing may not meet everyone's needs, but don't reject the idea of making your manuscript into a downloadable product without at least considering the pros and cons. Continued...


Understanding the Change to ISBN-13

A short history of the ISBN system and recent changes to the standard are posted here for your reference. Continued...


Traditional Publishing versus Self-Publishing

Today there are many options for authors who want to be published. This article looks at two major types of publishing — traditional publishing and self-publishing — and the pros and cons of each. Continued...


How to Copyright a Book

Once you've written a story, there are many ways it can be delivered to the world. In this article, we'll look at how to copyright a book. Continued...




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