Online Publishing and Vanity Writers
Online Publishing and Vanity Writers

Online publishing is the way to go these days: unless one is a prophet of doom and sees an Internet Armageddon where the entire World Wide Web will be totally wiped out. Any writer, or publisher, without any of their work out there on the Internet must be the joke of the 21st Century. Online

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Digital Rights Management, Piracy, and Jittery Writers
Digital Rights Management, Piracy, and Jittery Writers

Every other day, a neophyte writer contacts us asking about how we will protect their works against piracy. Our answer is always the same: we don’t offer anti-piracy guarantee to their works. There are many ways of protecting books, and one of them is DRM for digital books. We are yet to see a book

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2019 African Writers Award
2019 African Writers Award

The African Writers Development Trust (AWDT) is accepting submissions for the 2019 African Writers Award on the theme “Cultural stereotypes in African Literature: Rewriting the narrative for the 21st Century Reader” in the following categories: Flash Fiction: Max 300 words Short Stories: 2,500 – 5,000 words Poetry: Max 30 lines Children’s stories: Max 1,500 with illustrations

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How Long Should a Manuscript Be?
How Long Should a Manuscript Be?

Manuscript length depends on word count. Most genres have expected word lengths, which have been driven by audiences—in terms of their own expectations of the genre, as well as professional expectation. For instance, children’s books are shorter than science-fiction for adults because children have shorter attention spans than adults. Moreover, publishers do have house requirements

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2019 African Writers Conference to be Held in Nairobi, Kenya
2019 African Writers Conference to be Held in Nairobi, Kenya

The African Writers Conference is an event conceptualized by the African Writers Development Trust aimed at bringing together writers of African descent to a common platform, building bridges for networking, providing opportunities for writers to promote themselves and their work, and sustaining conversations on the advancement of the collective interests of African writers. The 2019

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