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Meet authors published by Exisle Publishing and EK Books, read the winning stories from our frequent writing competitions, and keep up to date with the latest news, insights and tips for serious writers who are ready to get published.
November 4, 2021
Great Books That Started Out as Short Stories

We're in the middle of our Undiscovered Gems writing competition which invites authors to write a short story based on their unpublished book. The idea for this contest was inspired by the fact that many great works of fiction and non-fiction started as short stories. How does this work? The ultimate goal for the majority […]

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October 27, 2021
How to Get Your Photography Book Published

Photography creates a sense of wonder as the photographer documents subjects with extraordinary detail from their unique perspective. There are a variety of photography books meant for a myriad of purposes. In this article we’ll offer tips and examples on how to get your photography book published.  Answer “What’s in it for me?” for Your […]

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October 22, 2021
Christine's Exisle Academy Review

By Christine Lister For the past thirteen years, I have aspired to be a writer. I am a writer. I can write and write well and have lots of ideas. BUT… Six books published to little or no acclaim, or commercial success, meant that for the past few years, I couldn’t find a publisher even […]

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October 11, 2021
Publishing Case Study: How Two Very Different Non-Fiction Authors Got Their Books Published

Today, Stephen Robinson and Karen Fischer are well-known and successful authors in their field. Their knowledge of their subject matter, effective writing style, and partnership with Exisle Publishing are a few things they have in common. But the subject matter of their books could not be more different. Stephen Davis is a historian whose four […]

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October 7, 2021
How to Get Your Health & Wellness Book Published

Globally, people are prioritizing their health as they attend physical movement classes, start meditating, and (of course) read books focused on assisting readers’ well-being. On Amazon there are more than 60 thousand books in the Health and Wellness section. It can be tough for your book to stand out, but we’ll go over the basics […]

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September 1, 2021
Writing is Rewriting - Tips to Edit Your Story like a Pro

When you open a book and begin to read, what you are reading is not a first draft. Really, it’s an accumulation of edits, rewrites, and more often than not, the original draft rarely resembles the finished manuscript you bought off the shelf.  As writers, how do we tackle the rewriting process? We’ll offer some […]

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August 30, 2021
Story: They Both Won the Bet

Story by Greg Beatty Jason held up his tablet. His father admired the image filling the screen. "Oh, that's a beauty! A great picture of a great bird." "Thank you," Jason said. "Too bad it doesn't count for your total." Jason and his dad had a bet. Everyone in their family was always trying to […]

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August 23, 2021
Story: Mother Mother

Story by Georgia Cook My mother was a creature of sunlight and glass, spun from pressed sand in a blazing heat. She glittered as she walked, her arms and legs riddled in cracks from the exertion, the fine lines around her mouth sharp with splinters. She never spoke, my mother; my mirror-mother. My fragile, breakable, […]

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August 23, 2021
Story: Because I Worry

Story by Elly Sparrow You were still alive when I walked through Rotherhithe Tunnel, long before I knew you’d once done the same. You were too tired by then, lying on your hospital bed, ready for the restful sleep you’d been waiting for for longer than any of us had cared to admit to ourselves. […]

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August 17, 2021
Passed Down Writing Competition

This Exisle Academy competition generated many entries, about 100 more than our previous competitions. FICTION Among the many fiction stories, we were encouraged to embrace our scars, and asked if mindsets are hereditary, and shown that the destructive habits of the dead can be passed down through generations. We were posed the intriguing question of […]

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