Many great authors are turned down by major publishing companies or cannot even submit a manuscript without having a literary agent. For nonfiction writers, in particular, of utmost importance for major publishing companies is whether or not the author is well-known or has a strong national platform. If the author does not, the publisher often will not consider taking that author on. Tandem Light Press chooses its authors based on writing ability, not celebrity. We are committed to making publishing accessible to upcoming fiction and non-fiction authors who are excellent writers and are motivated to promote their work.
There is so much about the publishing industry that new authors simply do not know. There are many myths and scams that serve to discourage and take advantage of those who don’t understand the industry. In most cases, these writers are not ready to publish, due to either underdeveloped writing skills or having work that is not ready to be advanced to the next step. Tandem Light Press provides educational opportunities for budding authors who want to learn more about the industry and want to produce top quality work. Through a series of workshops and conference appearances, Tandem Light Press provides information that helps aspiring authors with the following:
• Deciding the best publishing route to take
• Strengthening writing skills
• Understanding nuts and bolts of the publishing industry and the publishing process
• Creating a work that is ready for publication – not rushing it
• Uncovering effective strategies for author and book promotion
In this day and age of technology, social media, and an abundance of resources available to authors and publishers, there are great opportunities to widely and creatively promote books. Tandem Light Press takes pride in assisting authors with the development of unique marketing and public relations plans. We understand that this is the key to generating book sales.