The prevailing message in the publishing industry today is that if you want to be an author and either get published or sell books, you need a platform.
by Joel Pitney Some of us are natural born networkers. You know the type . . . they never lunch alone, they seem to specialize in connecting people in ways that benefit both parties, they have no problem promoting themselves or their projects or ideas in ways that aren’t off-putting. In my experience, most authors […]
There’s one question that we editors hear again and again from the self-publishing writers we work with: how much should I charge for my first book?
Every self-published author out there has a powerful, results-driven, hard-working, marketing “staff” at their fingertips.
You’ve finished writing a novel and you’re anxious to get it published. But, did you know you can refine your manuscript before it goes to your editor?
By Joan Stewart Fifteen precious seconds. It isn’t much time. But it’s all you get if you want to convince a bookstore to buy your book, prove to a journalist that you’re worth interviewing, or persuade John Grisham to write a blurb for the cover of your mystery novel. In the world of book publishing, […]
This list offers 11 top tips you can use to monetize your writing/photo content in 2017.
Line editing and proofreading of manuscript drafts before doing an Editorial Assessment, can be a big mistake for authors.
Here are four truths and four myths about publishing a novel that will help you on your journey to becoming a novelist enjoyable and rewarding.