When Should I Publish My Book?

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By Emily Evans-MillerWith contributions by Michelle Webber and Kristin PerryPlanning your release date (also called the publication date) can be tricky, especially for first-time authors. The publishing process is never set in stone, and there are plenty of internal factors to consider. But external factors–like retail pitching and buy calendars

How To Create A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

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By Emily Evans-MillerWith Contributions by Kate McDaniel and Jess CohnCrowdfunding has been a game changer in the world of hybrid publishing. Where the cost of production and printing may have once been prohibitive, now anyone can help fund a project they are excited to see come to fruition. There are

New Releases for January 2019!

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Happy New Year! Start 2019 right with a new Mascot book. Each year, January brings a time of self reflection and goal-making in light of the year ahead. From fitness and life guides to memoirs to children’s books, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy. Find a full list of

January 2019 Featured Title: As Many Reps As Possible

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By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title that we think really shines. This month’s featured title is  outlines a mindset that will give you the tools to push through adversity and find success.In this preface to , Jason gives us some insight on how he survived one of the

Illustrator Feature: Tristan Tait

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By Emily Evans-MillerHere at Mascot, we think it’s high time to recognize the unsung heroes of the publishing community: illustrators and editors. We have an extensive network of freelance professionals who do fantastic work for our authors. This month, our featured freelance publishing professional is illustrator Tristan Tait.Tristan, one of

Mascot About Town: The Right Place to Write

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By Emily Evans-Miller

With Contributions by Jordan Latham

 

With the weather getting colder and the days shorter, our writers on staff are cozying up to get some work done on the various projects they’re tackling. While a majority of our authors aren’t from the Northern Virginia

What Are We Reading?

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By Emily Evans-Miller

 

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking forward to taking some time with our families to celebrate the holiday season. That free time will give us a chance to catch up on one of our favorite activities in the office: reading. The

Editor Spotlight: Kristin Clark Taylor

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By Emily Evans-Miller

Here at Mascot, we think it’s high time to recognize the unsung heroes of the publishing community: illustrators and editors. We have an extensive network of freelance professionals who do fantastic work for our authors. This month, our featured freelance publishing professional is editor Kristin Clark

New Releases for December!

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Winter is officially setting in at the Mascot Books office. As everyone’s been preparing their holiday treats, the team here has been hard at work on our latest batch of releases. This month, we’re featuring a guide to help you recover from burning out, tales of prairie dogs and their