Reviews can make or break a book. They provide social validation, showing that people like your book. They affect whether you show up in the algorithms of sales sites or get through readers’ search filters. They create a large part of the buzz that will sell your book.
You’ve secured an offer from a prestigious publishing company. You’re so excited that you want to sign the dotted line right away.
A publishing contract will make or break your novel and possibly your career. Sign something you don’t understand, and you might end up trapped in a terrible deal. Here are some basic terms to master before you sign.
Different lengths of story serve very different purposes. Partly this is about the art: how big is the idea you want to explore, and how many words will it take? But it’s also about your path as a writer. Different story lengths are useful in different ways.