Author Insights

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.
February 10, 2022
Story: Boys Can't Knit

Story by Rose Perrin In the winter of 2000 I was a year 4 teacher at a Perth primary school. I always encouraged my students to spread their boundaries, to challenge themselves and explore different possibilities. I introduced the idea of knitting winter scarves to the class, much to the delight of some and the […]

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February 9, 2022
How to Get Your Children’s Book Published

The first books many people read are picture books with easy-to-follow messages and engaging illustrations when they are children. On Amazon alone, there are 80,000 children’s books in English. It’s a tough market to break through, but by following the tips and advice within this article, your book will have a better chance within the […]

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January 26, 2022
How to Write a Great Query Letter to a Publisher

You’ve completed your manuscript and now it’s ready to be sent out, but don't move too fast! While some independent presses may accept unsolicited manuscripts from authors directly, other presses require an agent to represent your manuscript. The best way to reach out to an agent or publisher is by sending a query letter that […]

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December 23, 2021
2021 in Review

Dear writers, As we trudged through another year in the COVID pandemic, the writing world thrived. In 2021, we shared various blog posts with the community, to be used as foundational building blocks to their manuscript and writing process. We explained how to uncover one’s writing niche. We shared our tips for editing your writing […]

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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in the middle of our Undiscovered Gems writing competition which invites authors to write a short story based on their unpublished book.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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