The Day Trees Bent to the Ground

By evan| 04/16/2019
“Mr. Swensen, you go to hell!” Vera Stribling shouted. When morning came I returned to the Gambell Street store. I had intended to just get reports from everyone about their families, but instead, upon learning that all were okay—and after hear...

It’s A Scam

By evan| 03/18/2019
As a writer and author you may receive an email from Author Solutions reading something like this: Dear Author: We recently had mail addressed to you returned to us by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. In order for us to forward future mail s...

I Got Into Book Publishing By Accident

By evan| 10/30/2018
Many people don’t know I got into book publishing by accident. I was a successful publisher of Alaska Outdoors magazine, I’d hosted a fun radio talk show, and produced a television show on the same topic. Then, in 1990, my wife brought...

How Out of the Ashes of an Awful Experience I Started My Own Book Publishing Company

By evan| 10/18/2018
Forty years ago I had an idea for a book: The Insiders Guide to Alaska Outdoors. I wrote inquiry letters to 34 publishers and received 34 rejections. I was disappointed, discouraged, and disheartened. I thought I’d have 34 publishers scrambling to ...

Almost Everything You Need to Know to Self-Publish Your Book

By admin| 09/21/2017
Publication Consultants is not able to publish every book that comes to us. The book, or author’s circumstances, does not qualify for our business model. But, if an author doesn’t qualify to be one of our authors, we’d like to help them stay ou...

Why Use An Editor

By evan| 05/16/2017
I won’t mention the author’s name, but his self-edited book came to us with renumeration as his word for money received. The manuscript used the word several times with the same spelling. We learned that almost everyone in his local area pronounc...

Airspeed, Altitude, and Ideas

By evan| 04/28/2017
Sometimes we run into authors who have stalled out with their writing or don’t know where to go to get published. If you know someone like this perhaps this little note could help them: Several years ago when I crashed my airplane, people asked...

What You Need To Know About Your Brand

By evan| 04/13/2017
An Author Platform, your brand, is who you are in the minds of your readers and potential readers. They trust you because you have a good relationship with them. You honor that trust by making sure you stick to your word and not let them down. Accord...

A Well Planned Book Launch Party

By evan| 03/30/2017
Mostly Music’s book launch party was a community event in the performing arts center’s Lorene Harrison lobby. The lobby was named in honor of the book’s author for her contribution to the community. The place was packed. Lorene cried with joy. ...

Beta Readers: Why are they important?

By evan| 03/08/2017
You did it! You finished your novel. Months of sweat, passion and dedication are now condensed into the pages before you. What’s the next step? Should you send your manuscript to your publisher? Pass out photocopied manuscripts to everyone who̵...
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