Become a better author with
A Handbook for Emerging and Seasoned Authors

Empower Yourself to Publish Your Book and Fulfill Your Writing Dreams

“An original. This handbook is essential for all authors to improve their creative writing skills with the ultimate goal of publishing.”

Marie L. Umeh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emerita, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY and UN Ambassador

“I followed the steps and converted my manuscript into an ebook. I uploaded the files onto my distributor’s website, and presto! I self-published my first book of short stories.”

Elinettie K. Chabwera, Ph.D.

Self-Published Author, Retired English Professor

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Unlock Your Potential as an Author

Do you dream of writing a book that captivates readers and opens doors to literary success?

It’s time to turn that dream into a reality, and the handbook is here to guide you every step of the way.

Have you been harboring a story idea or manuscript for years, waiting for the right moment to share it with the world?

The truth is, there’s no better time than now. In the evolving world of publishing, self-publishing has become the practical path to getting your work into the hands of eager readers, agents, and even film and TV producers. A Handbook for Emerging and Seasoned Authors is your key to unlocking your potential as an author, regardless of your experience level.

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10 Things This Handbook Will Teach You

Techniques and exercises to improve your creative writing skills.
Do's and Don'ts to succeed in today's book publishing market.
Different writing styles and how to use them.
How to use vivid language to help readers picture the world in your writing.
Case studies of contemporary authors and the methods they use.
How to establish a budget for your writing career and equip with the best tools.
How to find an editor and select a literary agent.
Retaining legal counsel to protect your work.
How to convert manuscripts into digital printing and e-book formats.
Publishing essentials, such as copyright, ISBN and permission rights.

and more….

This is Your Handbook for Success…

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey into the world of publishing? A Handbook for Emerging and Seasoned Authors is more than just a guide; it’s your companion, leading you step by step towards literary success.

In these pages, discover the secrets to not only self-publishing but also honing your writing skills and crafting an irresistible manuscript. This critical phase is your chance to learn invaluable tips on legally protecting your work, securing an editor, and finding a literary agent.

When the time comes to spread your wings, let this handbook be your guide in transforming your manuscript into a digital masterpiece, an engaging e-book, or a captivating audiobook. The power is in your hands – confidently choose your preferred print-on-demand services and distributors.

Backed by over twenty-five years of experience in professional development workshops and a successful novel series of mysteries and thrillers, M. J. Simms-Maddox is your mentor through the intricate world of writing and publishing. Colleagues encouraged her to share her wealth of knowledge, resulting in this comprehensive 184-page handbook designed to empower authors like you.

Say goodbye to the long waiting periods and rejection letters of traditional publishing routes. Embrace the thriving, empowering industry of self-publishing – one of the fastest-growing sectors in the economy. Now is the time to seize the opportunity and breathe life into your literary dreams.

Let A Handbook for Emerging and Seasoned Authors be your key to unlocking a world of creative fulfillment and publishing triumph. Start your journey today.

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About M.J. Simms-Maddox

M. J. Simms-Maddox, an accomplished independent author, transforms her extensive experience into practical wisdom in A Handbook for Emerging and Seasoned Authors. From crafting the compelling “Priscilla Series” to becoming an international award-winning author, her journey is a testament to her writing and publishing prowess.

With a Ph.D. in political science and a diverse career, including roles as a legislative aide, public relations agency owner, and tenured professor, she offers a unique perspective. Inspired by her rich background, M. J. Simms-Maddox now empowers aspiring authors through professional development sessions, crystallizing her insights into a comprehensive handbook. This insider’s guide provides a concise, step-by-step approach to navigating the indie publishing landscape. Immerse yourself in her expertise and embark on your journey to becoming a successful indie author.

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“Dr. M. J. Simms-Maddox provides invaluable insights for writers in A Handbook for Emerging and Seasoned Authors. I use it as a resource when helping writers in our region to learn more about the process and business of advancing their work… I highly recommend this book.”


Regional Rep, NC Writers’ Network