Author Archive

3 reasons hybrid publishing isn’t for everyone

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Having recently returned from Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, I’ve been mentally downloading the myriad conversations I had with attendees. While many of the conversational topics are what you would expect, one took me aback. Several …

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How to Think Like a Businessperson–Even If You Don’t Want to

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Recently I attended an onstage interview conducted by a San Francisco cookbook writer of Ina Garten, whom some of you know by watching her cook on The Food Network or via her nine, wildly popular …

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How to Be a Publishing Authority in One Step

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

You might not think of yourself as an authority, but lots of other folks do if one thing is true of you: You’ve published a book.

With one book under your belt you can get workshop …

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Is your project ready to submit?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Recently I received two queries that I thought held promise. So I asked to see the proposals and first chapters. On close inspection, I found both projects weren’t ready to be submitted. As I list the …

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What’s Your Writing Style?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

The other night I watched a novelist’s TV interview on a crime novel he had written. John Banville is a respected Irish novelist, known for the literary quality of his work. But he decided to try …

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How to Know Your Book’s Audience

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Sometimes a book idea is born out of awareness of your reader’s need that you can meet. The audience is probably a lot like you, or your platform is developed around these folks.

But often, when …

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When to unveil your book cover

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Book covers are the most effective tool in an author’s marketing arsenal, but I continue to be confounded by how often authors misfire with the unveiling of their covers. The mistake is understandable since, if you …

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3 Steps to Building an Author Web Site

Janet Grant

Guest Blogger: Kelli Standish

Note from Janet: One of my clients asked me what were key elements for her to have on her author website. She has a book releasing in May, and she wants to provide a stellar spot

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3 flaws in your query that shout “beginner”

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Few experiences are more instructive about what-not-to-do in your writing than working your way through the queries and proposals editors or agents receive. I can’t make my stack of reading available to you, but I can …

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New publishing clashes with old

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

I wanted to entitle this blog “New Era Meets Dinosaur,” but I went a slightly different route. Still, that’s how this past week felt to me. While the Internet’s activity board lit up in response to …

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