Slip-Cased Book Editions: Great Gifts for the Holidays

Posted December 13, 2017

Check out a sampling of our collection of slip-cased titles from Arcturus Publishing.

Fun Literary-Themed Gifts to Give for the Holidays (Not Just Books!)

Posted December 01, 2017

Here’s a list of some fun literary-themed gifts to give for the holidays.

Air Fry Genius: Newest Release from Best-Selling Cookbook Author Meredith Laurence

Posted November 17, 2017

Air Fry Genius is the must-have cookbook for anyone using an air fryer this holiday season.

Brain-Boosting Books for Kids

Posted November 15, 2017

These brain-boosting books for kids make great gifts for young readers!

Why You Should be Thankful that Publishing a Book Isn’t an Easy Thing to Do

March 17, 2017

If you’ve done any research into the book writing and publishing process, you know that it’s no easy feat. Yet, this is exactly why you should do it if you’ve ever considered it. Here are 4 reasons to be thankful that book publishing isn’t easy:

Not everyone will do it

If you’re looking for a way to stand out from the rest (personally, professionally, or both), writing a book can be a great way to do so. Many people say that they want to write a book. Few will follow through. Publishing a book is a great way to establish yourself as an expert on a topic and can propel your career.

Provides a sense of accomplishment

It’s easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day family and work commitments that aren’t always terribly inspiring. Writing and publishing a book is a way to step out of that comfort zone and do something different that you can be proud of. Prospective authors should know that that’s what the true gratification should be, not sales numbers. Yet, if you do end up being one of the few authors that “take off,” you’ll have a deep appreciation for what it took to do so.

The learning experience

When publishing a book, authors not only learn about the writing and publishing processes overall, they also learn a lot about themselves. When you publish a book, you’ll learn what your strengths and weaknesses are related to skills such as productivity, time management, discipline, and both written and verbal communication. This knowledge is beneficial no matter where life takes you or what career path you pursue after your book is published. The overall experience might also steer your life in an entirely new, and welcome, direction. Oh, the power of books, right?!

New relationships

Publishing a book can open doors to new relationships. Book publishing is a team effort, and you’ll make valuable connections with publishers, editors, designers, bookstore owners, librarians, other authors, and readers. Generally, the publishing community is a welcoming group because we all know how much we can learn from each other.

Publishing a book is challenging. During the process, there might be days that you want to scream, cry, or give up. However, the difficulty is what also makes it so rewarding when you come out on the other side as a published author, so stay the course and don’t lose hope!