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This guide will help you navigate the pitfalls of self-promotion and help you get your work into the hands of readers who will appreciate it.Read More
Tried and true advice on how to cold pitch to increase your chances of being published and establishing fruitful and ongoing relationships with editors.Read More
This pre-submission checklist, combined with time, patient self-editing, and honest self-assessment, can help your story become that needle in the haystack that editors are looking for.Read More
So your book is on its way to publication. You’re almost done with your edits. You and your publisher have debated and chosen a book jacket, and confirmed an on-sale date. Now, it’s time to meet your cheerleading captain: The Book Publicist.Read More
Getting your MFA in creative writing can be both extremely rewarding and extremely challenging. How can you decide if it’s right for you?Read More
If you are seeking publication without an agent, it helps to have a few things in mind as you enter the process.Read More
Unless a book has incredible advance sales or the author is very well known (and many times not even then) bookstores are not going to contact an author to do a book event. How then, do you get yourself into the stores? The answer is self-promotion.Read More
Under the publishing agreement you signed for your latest book, you are most likely responsible for any legal claims that might arise out of it. If a claim goes to trial, you could be on the hook for your legal fees and your publisher’s, not to mention damages if you lose—a lot of money either way.Read More