Monthly Archives: June 2019

PPG Publisher’s Blog will be Transitioning

Over the next few months, the PPG Publisher’s Blog will be transitioning from our long-time URL https://blog.polishedpublishinggroup.com/ to our main website https://polishedpublishinggroup.com/blog/. There, you’ll find many new and exciting updates to our business. Times are changing, and we’re changing with them so we can serve you better.

PPG Publisher’s Blog will be Transitioning

In addition to our regular publishing services, PPG now offers a wide variety of online courses on writing, marketing, audio production, et cetera, for aspiring authors. Watch for our new podcast interviews with successful authors in addition to more new online courses and books.

At PPG, we take it further than most publishers do by teaching authors how to write a bookhow to publish a book, and how to sell a book effectively. Our professional project management services are still available to those of you who want help managing all aspects of your book projects. But, through the years, we’ve learned what most authors truly want from your books: discoverability. And we strive to help you achieve exactly that through the PPG Publisher’s Blog, our educational books, and our online courses.

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Quotes About Writing

I hope you will enjoy this ever-growing list of quotes about writing. Bookmark it and come back to it often, as I’ll continue to update it for you. Feel free to click on each image and share these quotes on your own blogs. Enjoy!

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ~Jodi PicoultJodi Picoult Quotes About Writing

“Books are uniquely portable magic.” ~Stephen King

“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” ~Terry Pratchett

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~Louis L’Amour

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ~Stephen King

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” ~Anne Frank

“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.” ~Doug Larson

“I get a lot of letters from people. They say: ‘I want to be a writer. What should I do?’ I tell them to stop writing to me and get on with it.” ~Ruth Rendell

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” ~Larry L. King

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.” ~Baltasar Gracián

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” ~Winston Churchill

“I am a writer. I write not only for a living, I write because I am a writer.” ~Gary Jennings

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Submission Guidelines: Read These Before Submitting Your Manuscript to Us

Submission guidelines. Every publisher has them. These are the guidelines you need to search for on their websites and read thoroughly. If you follow these guidelines to a tee, you’ll increase your chances of receiving a positive reply.

PPG Submission Guidelines

PPG Submission Guidelines

Polished Publishing Group (PPG) is a hybrid publisher with very different submission guidelines than you would expect from a traditional (trade) publisher. Before you contact us, please familiarize yourself with the differences between these two publishing options by clicking here.

PPG Submission Guidelines

Now that you have a better understanding of how our hybrid publishing model works, please follow these four simple steps:

  1. Click here to read a list of questions designed to help you think about all aspects of your book project upfront. The more answers you can provide in advance, the more holistic and accurate our book publishing quote will be for you.
  2.  Please submit your answers (and any additional questions you may have) to us via our online contact form. From there, we’ll provide you with a book publishing quote.
  3. Once you’ve approved the publishing quote, we will send you an invoice for payment and request that you digitally sign both the PPG Work-Made-for-Hire Publishing Agreement and the PPG Confidentiality Agreement.
  4. Upon receipt of your digitally-signed contracts, we’ll send you a personalized project timeline.

We’ll keep you in the loop all along the way. Each time a portion of the project has been completed, you will receive an updated timeline.

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