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Momentum Publishing

The Craft of Writing

I’m back to writing about writing and getting published once again, after a little detour into art and the past. I’ve been inspired by a talk from a marketing person from Momentum Books, which is an offshoot of Pan Macmillan Australia.  She spoke briefly about the three routes of publishing today: the traditional major publishing firm route, which normally demands that writers have an agent (Here in Australia, all the publishing companies are amalgamating); the non-traditional route of self-publishing, which is largely linked to Amazon; and the “legacy” publishers, who take unsolicited manuscripts.

Momentum belongs to the latter category. It’s a relatively new and radical concept, which affords writers a twenty-four hour period for sending in unsolicited manuscripts. In the case of this group, they have a “Momentum Monday”: a period from twelve o’clock midnight on Sunday to twelve o’clock Monday night, during which you…

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